Period sex: Totally gross?! Or normal?
The average person has over 400 periods in their lifetime, and they usually bleed for an average of 5 days a month. We’re talking, on average, more than 2,000 days of bleeding during persons lifetime. Do we stop having sex 60 days out of the year just because we’re bleeding? We think not!
Here are some period sex pros
Fluctuating hormones and increased blood flow to the pelvic area may both play a role. Estrogen and testosterone are low on day 1 of menstruation, but they start to rise by day 3. New studies prove that these changes can increase sex drive in more people then we knew! When we’re fully aroused, our bodies release endorphins and oxytocin which have a relaxing effect on our muscles.
Not only can sex mentally relax you, the releases endorphins can also help with the pain. Orgasms also help pain and overall wellbeing, and we all know self care is more important than ever at this time of the month.
Sex can make your period go faster! Muscle contractions during an orgasm push out the uterine lining faster, helping you bleed faster than your natural flow.
Period sex cons
Can be messy
Not all of your partners will like period sex and thats ok- relationships are about compromise and if sex is what you want at this time of the month, partners should be communicated with about how this can work for both parties
You don’t feel your sexiest. We get it. Hormones are all out of wack. You want dick and you want cake. Getting comfortable with ourselves when we are menstruating is new for all women. We are just stepping into our period pride movement and we love that for us!
Owning your sexual power in all stages of your cycle can be empowering. Have you had sex on your period? Let us know!