Period sex: the good, the bad, and the slightly messy. Is it safe? Will I like it? And will my partner? Here's what you should know about having sex on your period—the good, the bad, and the slightly messy. To avoid stained sheets her patients' biggest concern , she recommends putting a towel down on the bed, or getting busy in the shower.
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Though it may pose some logistical concerns, there's no scientific evidence that having sex during your period is harmful to your health. Some women even find that having intercourse while menstruating brings several benefits and is more pleasurable than it is at other times. It's important to remember, though, that just because your body is eliminating your uterine lining because an egg was released but not fertilized doesn't mean you can't get pregnant while you have your period. Having sex while on your period has several benefits that are due to physiological changes that occur in response to intercourse. Cramping during your period occurs because the uterus is contracting to shed its lining. Many women find that orgasms may relieve their menstrual cramps because the uterine muscles contract and then release, easing the constant state of muscle tension during this time. And, of course, sex triggers feel good endorphins, which can get your mind off the pain and discomfort.
Many men and women feel anxious about having sex during periods because we have been culturally conditioned to believe that menstruation is something dirty. There are also many misconceptions about the medical aspects of sex during periods. Medically, it is normal to have sex during periods. The safe sex practices required to avoid pregnancy and STDs when a woman is not menstruating should also be used during periods. Chances of pregnancy during periods are minimal. Though the chances of pregnancy during periods are very low, they are not entirely absent because the sperm can survive in the body for a few days and there is a small chance that an early ovulation will cause pregnancy. Menstrual blood is nothing but normal human blood mixed with tissues lining the uterus. Contact with menstrual blood is not harmful in any way.