Think period sex is gross? That’s totally fine. But if you feel like being ~adventurous~ anyway, you might be glad to know that there are plenty of reasons why it’s worth giving a go. Don’t knock it before you try it, right? Who knows, you might even like it a little too much.
Women typically have heightened libidos right before and during their periods, and there’s no reason to let a little blood (30 to 40ml over several days, on average) get in the way of some stellar sexy times. Your period hasn’t stopped you from doing anything else, has it?
That insatiable desire makes it a great opportunity to bust out some of those kinks you’ve been wondering about, too, and he’d be crazy to turn down the chance to try something new.
So he may not be a “bloodhound” (yes, that is the term for dudes who are super into period sex), but I can guarantee you he’s got bigger concerns than a little blood – like STIs and pregnancy. Yes, pregnant, because you can still get pregnant on your period, so protection is still essential.
Plus, if he’s genuinely into you, something that happens to most women on Earth isn’t going to deter him from a fantastic night.
Because your pelvic area and genitals are extra swollen during your period, everything is far more sensitive than usual. This is a blessing and a curse: take it slower at the beginning, so when things really get heated, everybody’s having a good time. Luckily, period blood can act as a natural lubricant, so things should glide along smoothly.
Orgasms are the ultimate painkiller: they can relieve cramps and the symptoms of PMS effortlessly. Orgasms can even shorten periods! The associated contractions of the uterus expels blood and lining more quickly than the natural process alone. And, hey, this is something you don’t need anyone else to do for you.
Your body doesn’t just release endorphins when you orgasm, but also the hormone prolactin, which may help you get more restorative sleep. Also, studies have shown that more sex more results in fewer blood-pressure spikes, which means you’re generally less stressed out.
One of the most common criticisms is the related mess (cue “Red Wedding” comparisons) but that’s kind of a cop-out. If you’re that worried about your sheets, throw a towel down or take it to the shower. Another thing to keep in mind is gravity: if you’re on top, blood is more likely to leak out – let the forces of nature work with you, not against you.
Usually need lube when getting some action between the sheets? You don’t need to reach for the bottle when you’re on your period because things are already wet and slippery. It naturally feels good.