For many women, the menstrual cycle can be a tumultuous time. It’s not just that you’re ovulating and having cramps—it’s also when your hormones are at their peak and making you feel like the love of your life has just walked out on you. If this is how you feel during your period, don’t worry. There are plenty of ways to make it easier for yourself in these crazy-hot months (and years). But before we get started with those tips, let’s talk about sex during this time of the month.
Sex during your period can derive pleasure and sensations. That’s because when you get turned on, your cervix and uterus lift up a bit, and the sound of having sex will resonate differently.
The benefits of having sex –
- Eases the menstrual cramp – the cramps are produced when the uterus contracts to release its lining. So during the orgasm, the uterus again contracts the muscle which tends to release the lining thereby providing relief from pain. Triggering the release of endorphins also is a major pleasure.
- Duration of periods shortens – having an orgasm pushes the content from the uterus out at a faster pace. As a result, the periods become shorter.
- Boost of sexual desire – the women have reported that their sexual drive increases during their periods. Since there are hormonal fluctuations from the period of ovulation till the period before your menstrual cycle.
- Lubrication – bleeding acts as a natural lubricant
- Headache relief – sexual activity provides relief from headaches. But studies showed some people tend to avoid having sex due to migraine headache attacks.
Risk of getting pregnant
Ideally, using protection before conceiving is a better option. There is still a chance that you will become pregnant during your menstrual cycle. If the duration of menstruation is reduced, the chances of becoming pregnant increase.
If the cycle usually runs shorter than 22 days, then there’s a chance for the ovum to be released while the sperm is still present in the reproductive tract. As the sperm remains active for a period of 5 to 7 days.
Should you consider using protection?
If you are wondering whether to use protection or a barrier. Then here’s what you should consider. Using any form of barrier is really a must to prevent the transmission of STIs ( Sexually Transmitted Infections).
Especially during bleeding the blood itself acts as a potent carrier to cause HIV. So you wouldn’t want your partner and you to face this consequence.
Latex condoms can be allergic and cause discomfort. Then consulting a doctor or pharmacist is advised. So as to use other forms of protection.
Tips to make note of for having sex –
Following the tips mentioned here not only makes your sex comfortable but the experience will be less messy.
- Let your partner know that you are on your period. And if you still wish to have sex. If one of them is hesitant, try speaking about the issues.
- Remove the tampon if used before having sex.
- Dark-colored towels might be handy if you’re going to get dirty and messy. But to avoid the mess try having sex during a bath or shower
- Wet wipes should be used to clean up the mess. Also to prevent any infection from occurring.
- Using any form of barrier or protection.
- Try a different sexual position if it’s uncomfortable.
- Follow hygienic conditions and safe practices.
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