Who said that the menstrual cycle should stop your sexual activity? Here's everything you need to know about sex during your period.
Some people will find it unattractive to have sex during your period, yet it is completely natural and there is no reason why it should be taboo.
On the contrary, you will find that making love during your menstrual cycle is far from being a bad idea.
Practicing sexual activity during your cycle: what are the benefits?
Any woman who has her period will tell you that having her period is far from being a pleasure: abdominal and gastric pain, headache, backache, hormonal fluctuations and so on, many aches and pains can be experienced during this period.
The good news is that sex during the menstrual cycle can help reduce these pains. And yes! Enjoying and taking pleasure triggers the production of large quantities of endorphins, which have pain-relieving benefits. Of course, if you suffer from endometriosis, PMS or other diseases, sexual activity will not solve your health problems, unfortunately.
And that's not all. Blood can also be an excellent lubricant, which can facilitate penetration during sex. Convenient, isn't it?
Does making love during your period carry risks?
We'll be totally honest with you: NO, making love during your period doesn't involve any risk.
However, it is important to note that having sex during your menstrual cycle does not prevent you from getting pregnant or having STIs or STDs. This is why it is important to protect yourself with contraception.
It is also recommended to have good intimate hygiene after intercourse to avoid vaginal infection.
How can I talk about it with my partner?
It is essential to communicate with your partner on the subject to find out if he/she agrees on the one hand, but also to break taboos if there are any.
The ideal is to put in place some simple tips if you want to make love during your cycle without any problems.
For example, think of spreading a towel on your bed to avoid small accidents.
You can also make love in the shower, which will make it easier.
Use safer positions such as the missionary or the spoon, which will prevent leaks.
Of course, feel free to put your sexual activities on stand-by during this period if you wish. Never forget that you are the mistress of your body.