Is it possible to make love during your period?

Are you having your period and wondering whether you can have sex during it? Don't worry, here are some explanations and advice on the situation!

Is it possible to make love during your period?

The majority of women and men are not necessarily comfortable during this period. Concerns are mainly based on the taboo of menstruation. Are these fears well-founded?

Are there any medical risks or contraindications?

Menstruation does not alter the physiology of the vagina, making it incompatible with sexual penetration: it's still the same size! From a technical point of view, blood loss in no way prevents you from making love during your period.

On the other hand, more general menstrual symptoms such as migraines, pelvic pain and menstrual cramps can spoil the pleasure, but there are no medical contraindications to sexual intercourse, with the exception of sexually transmitted infections, since blood can encourage the proliferation of bacteria. So it's important to protect yourself if you don't know whether you or your partner has an STI.

What are the advantages of having sex during my period?

Having sex during your period can have several advantages:

  • Some women experience a heightened libido during menstruation, which increases pleasure tenfold.
  • Menstrual blood acts as a natural lubricant, so irritation is less frequent.
  • Making love releases the happiness hormoneendorphin, which provides a feeling of well-being, beneficial during painful periods or migraines.
  • Orgasm also helps reduce menstrual pain
  • Orgasmic uterine contractions will also speed up the flow of blood from the uterus, linked to the degradation of the endometrium with each cycle: so periods will be shorter!

What are the advantages of sporting activity during menstruation?

To ensure that everything goes smoothly, there are a few tips to follow! Let's find out together.

Use contraception during intercourse

Even if, a priori, menstruation represents the least fertile period of the cycle, it is not uncommon in the case of ovulation disorders or irregular periods, coupled with the long lifespan of spermatozoa in the body, for it to be possible to become pregnant. It is therefore essential to protect yourself with male or female contraception to avoid the risk of an unwanted pregnancy.

Use a condom to limit irritation

While blood acts as a natural lubricant, it's important to avoid scratching the vaginal wall, as bleeding can encourage the transmission of infection. The cervix is in fact slightly open to allow the passage of menstrual blood, resulting from the breakdown of the uterine mucosa: the uterus is therefore much more prone to STIs, as it is no longer protected by the endometrium and cervical mucus.

Our tips for stress-free period sex

Here are a few tips to make the most of lovemaking during your menstrual period:

  • Let go: if you're comfortable with your body and your partner too, it's not a problem! Psychological blockage can prevent you from letting go and enjoying the moment.
  • Anticipate: use a dark bath towel on the bed, floor or sofa to avoid stains! You can also opt for sex in the shower. Even if bodily fluids are perfectly normal, no one wants to spend time afterwards loosening sheets.
  • Remove your internal sanitary protection: if you have a cup or tampon, it's imperative to remove it before sexual penetration: it could be pushed higher up towards the cervix, making intercourse uncomfortable in the first place, and secondly making it harder to remove afterwards.
  • Choose your positions: if you're not comfortable with the idea of spilling your menstrual fluid on the sheets and your partner, don't hesitate to opt for lying down or with your pelvis flat. However, there's nothing to stop more daring partners from practicing cunilingus and any other position you please! As long as there's no vaginal penetration, there's nothing to stop you keeping your menstrual cup on during foreplay or anal intercourse.
  • Rinse off afterwards: proper intimate hygiene is essential, especially during your period, when blood is more prolific for bacterial growth.

Why do I want to make love during my period?

Most of the time, the sight of blood, menstrual pain, headaches and nausea put sexual desire on the back burner during periods, for men and women alike. There may also be cultural barriers, or simply an embarrassment, discomfort or feeling of disgust that doesn't make you want to do it. In that case, listen to yourself!

On the other hand, some women have a heightened libido, due to hormonal changes at this time of the cycle, and may therefore feel particularly aroused during this period. In this case, it's important to respect your partner's choice and make this a pleasant time for both of you!

FAQs on making love during your period

How can I make love during my period?

It's easy to make love during your period: just do what you always do<:strong>! You can, however, take the opportunity to do it in the shower, or else place a dark towel on your bed so as not to stain your sheets.

What are the risks of making love during my period?

There are no contraindications to making love during your period, except in the case ofsexually transmitted infections, which find a more fertile breeding ground for the development of bacteria in the blood. So protect yourself!

Should I remove my tampon during intercourse?

Absolutely! On the one hand, this could be unpleasant for you or your partner during vaginal penetration, as well as pushing it further towards the cervix: you might have trouble finding the string to remove it and end up in the emergency room!

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