Every woman can relate to the pains of having period – not just physically (oh the cramps!), but also the emotions attached to it.

If you’re looking for a way to shorten the period of your period (pun fully intended), don’t look into the medicine cabinet. Instead, look into your bedroom – or your bed, specifically.

Dee Fenner, M.D., director of gynecology in the department of ob-gyn at the University of Michigan, told Metro that orgasms can make your period cycle shorter. She said, “Although no studies have been done on this, it’s likely that menstrual blood in the uterus is squeezed out during orgasm.”

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Other sources claim this could shorten the length of your period by a day or two!

Looks like it’s worth giving period sex a try, yes?

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Of course, sexual intercourse is not the only way you can reach an orgasm. You can also try masturbation, whether with a sex toy (make sure to clean it thoroughly after use!) or just with your magical fingers.

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