Did you know you could experience amazing sensations if you are having sex while menstruating? Yes, many women have reported that the orgasms help to ease some of their menstrual symptoms. It is said that the sexual orgasms will aid in releasing natural painkillers, mood enhancers and endorphins, which helps to soothe headaches, cramps, irritability, mild depression, and more. They also said the orgasmic contractions of your uterus will provide a soothing massage. You can find out more below as the following paragraphs highlight what you need to know about having sex during your period.
These are some tips you can follow if both you and your partner are looking to enjoy the pleasures of sex safely during your period without having to worry about the mess.
First and foremost, you can place a towel on the bed before getting started if you are concerned about staining or soiling your sheets. When having sex, you should stay in the missionary position, as this will lessen the blood flow.
Aside from the bed, you could have sex in the bathtub or the shower. Having sex inside the shower will be a lot less messy, as the menstrual flow will be a lot less noticeable under the water. Besides that, the change will be an exciting and sensuous one from the norm.
You should be careful when doing deep penetration, as your cervix might be more sensitive and lower during your period. Be mindful of this and let your partner know if you are experiencing any discomfort.
If you do not feel like having intercourse, you can try some other things. For instance, you could get the feel-good orgasm benefits through masturbation and even oral sex, which is perfectly healthy and safe once you practice safe techniques, such as using a dental dam.
Bear in mind it is even more important for you to practice safe sex during your period. The risks are much higher for you to contract sexually transmitted diseases as well as infections at this time since the cervix opens for blood to go through. Unfortunately, this creates the ideal path for bacteria to go deep inside your pelvic cavity.
In addition, you are more likely to give your partner blood borne diseases such as hepatitis and HIV during your period. The pH of your vagina will be less acidic during menstruation and this will make you even more prone to developing bacterial or yeast infections.
It is also important to know that you can still get pregnant while on your period if you are not using the pill.
For this reason, you should always use contraception when having sex during your period. These are some options to consider:
Female condom: This will prevent your partner from having any contact at all with the blood whilst enabling more sensation and heat. You can add spermicide to the closed end prior to inserting it inside your vagina to increase the effectiveness.
Male condom: This can help to keep blood off your partner’s genitals, prevent pregnancy, and block sexually transmitted diseases.
Contraceptive sponges: These are foam devices that can be soaked in spermicide and inserted into the vagina during sexual intercourse. They can help prevent pregnancy as well as absorb flow.
Diaphragms: These can perform a dual function as menstrual cups to stop flow and as birth control devices.
Menstrual cup: You can wear this to stop menstruation from flowing out of your vagina. It is also a good thing to wear for sexual plays that do not involve intercourse. The soft cups are made for penetrative intercourse with a diaphragm-like shape, and they are quite flexible. It is important to mention that you cannot use this as a contraceptive.
You should avoid wearing the regular menstrual cups when having deep penetration sex because they are not made to be used this way and would probably leak. If you’re just fooling around, however, the menstrual cups can prevent leaks and enable a mess-free play.
All in all, you should ensure that everything is hygienic as quickly as possible after having sex during your period. For instance, if you are using toys, they should be sanitized immediately after.
As you can see, you can still have sex and maintain your appeal when that time of the month comes instead of putting on old sweats and lying down on the couch to eat feel-good snacks. This will benefit you in the long run, as those foods will only help to worsen cramps and bloating during menstruation. Some women report they actually feel more powerful and sensual when seeing their periods monthly, so you might want to start having more sexual intercourse at this time. Also, staying active will help you to forget about menstrual cramps and other annoying symptoms!