Lovemaking while on my period? Are you kidding?

Lovemaking while on my period? Are you kidding?

Did you know that 8 women out of 10 will not have sex while on their period? Periods are notorious for interfering with our sex life, a few days a month, at least.  Should forget about our sex during those days? Feelings range from disgust to excitement, modesty and taboos, and many preconceived notions about intercourse during menstruation. We dive in and answer your questions! No filter!

 

Not tonight Honey, I have a headache! The hormone factor

During menstruation, there are no changes to the genitals:  no swelling, no narrowing, no particular sensitivity. The onset of the period is linked to a change in the uterine lining, due to the hormonal change, near the end of the cycle. The volume and duration of bleeding vary from one woman to the next, ranging from 5 and 25 ml daily, and from 2 to 6 days, with cycles of 21-35 days. As a result of these hormonal changes, some women may experience various degrees of symptoms from cramps, headaches, nausea, fatigue to name a few. These discomforts can often cripple the love life. I can’t, it’s gross!8 in 10 women avoid having sex during menstruation.

 

Are you surprised by these statistics?

Even though the flow of blood does not prevent sexual penetration, most women refuse to have intercourse, because they feel dirty. During their time of the month, women are most likely to avoid all sexual relations, even cuddly situations (that could turn into sex). Women will go as far as not sleep over (at their significant other’s place) while on their periods. Now, that will pretty much guarantee that nothing will happen!

  

Are there any risks to having sex during your period?

The answer is a GIANT NO! However, the risk of contracting a sexually transmitted disease may be higher, as it will spread more easily during menstruations. It is therefore important to use protection.   

 

Can you get pregnant if you have sex during your period? 

YES! Pregnancy is still possible if you have sex during your period. Female fertility can actually be greater during the period than the period of ovulation. If the cycle is disrupted, fertilization can therefore take place, even if the periods are not done. If you do NOT want to get pregnant, contraception is essential…don’t listen to what our Grandmothers used to say about being ‘safe’ during this time. (Same goes for breastfeeding, while we’re on the subject of Old wives’ tales!)

 

And what do men think about this?

Guess what? They really don’t mind this at all…in fact, they would much more prefer sex during periods than kissing it goodbye 5 days a month. Are you surprised by this? While some men confess to preferring to avoid sex during periods, they often admit that it is mainly to please their partner.

 

Bottom line, you love each other, right?

If you take a little time to prepare, lay out some towels, you can actually become even closer to your beloved. Hey, how about trying it in the shower? Just an idea😊 

 

Have a Happy Period!

-Justine 😊 

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