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Period Sex Might Be Messy But It’s Good For Your Body!

Lots of people says that period sex is messy and gross, but this isn’t true. It can be slightly messy, but it is a very natural and normal thing to do. Periods are a normal function for the female body, and people have been having period sex since humanity began.

In fact, having sex on your period can even relieve pain and discomfort.

Here are all of the things that you need to know about period sex.

How Does The Period Cycle Works?

Regular periods are a normal part of the menstrual cycle. The menstrual cycle is a sign of a healthy body, and it is regulated by the rise and fall of your hormones. The menstrual cycle is normally around 28 days long, but it can be anywhere between 21 and 45 days.[1]

Will Period Sex Without Protection Get You Pregnant?

Some people say that you can’t get pregnant on your period, but this is a dangerous myth. Sperm can live inside of the body for up to five days, so even if you are on your period when you have sex there may still be sperm inside your body when the period has stopped. You should always use a form of contraceptive to avoid pregnancy.

You are also still at risk of STIs, so make sure to use a condom if you don’t know if your partner is STI-free. If you carry an STI the blood will carry the infection, so if this is the case you must make sure to wear a condom to lower the risk.

Will Period Sex Cause Any Health Problems?

There is an increased risk of some infections. According to the American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, the pH level of your vagina rises because blood has a higher pH level.[2] This makes it easier for yeast to grow quickly.

Is Period Sex Good?

You may be on your period but that won’t make sex worse; in fact, it may make it better! For some women, sexual activity when they are on their period is more enjoyable than sex at other points in their menstrual cycle.[3]

So there are pleasure benefits to sex on your period, but that isn’t all; a study from 2013 found that sexual activity while you are on your period may reduce cluster headaches and migraines.[4]

This makes sense; when you have sex your body releases endorphins into your brain, which means that the receptors in your brain have a lower pain perception. This means that for some women sex is an all-natural painkiller for period pain! This doesn’t apply to every woman though; some women report than penetration during their period can be more painful. If you can relate to this you may want to avoid penetration, but you can still enjoy sexual activity.

It is also worth noting that there is a reduced need for extra lubrication during period sex, as the flow of your period will act as lubrication to make sex easier.

Is There Any Hormonal Difference During Period Time?

Your period is regulated by the rise and fall of hormones in your body, so you will experience a hormonal difference when you are on your period. This may make you feel turned on during the first few days of your period, but it can also make you feel more emotional.

Period Sex Actually Has Lots Of Benefits For The Women

Although many people believe that period sex is unpleasant and should be avoided, it actually has lots of benefits for the woman. It can help to relieve headaches and backache that is caused by the period, and it will feel good![5] However it is important to note that you should still practise safe sex when you are on your period, as there is still a chance of pregnancy or an STI. If the woman has an STI the blood will carry the infection, so it is very important to wear a condom in this instance.

Reference

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