Anytime bodily fluids are coming out of someone, it's uncomfortable. Blood coming out from the mysterious nether regions is particularly unsettling, and to many, men and women, a little gross. For most women periods take up three to five days each month for around four decades. That adds up, so women and their partners are almost guaranteed to want to have sex at some point during that time. There is nothing wrong with having sex while a woman is on her period, but there are some details about this situation you and she might want to know first. Tami Serene Rowen, assistant professor at UCSF's department of obstetrics, in the division of gynecology helped us go over everything you wanted to know — but were too embarrassed to ask — about having sex during that time of the month.
Is It Safe to Have Sex During Your Period? Tips, Benefits, and Side Effects
Sex During Periods: Benefits, Side Effects, Pregnancy Risk, and Tips
Period sex: the good, the bad, and the slightly messy. Is it safe? Will I like it? And will my partner? Here's what you should know about having sex on your period—the good, the bad, and the slightly messy. To avoid stained sheets her patients' biggest concern , she recommends putting a towel down on the bed, or getting busy in the shower. And don't be concerned if you see dark red or brown clumps during or after sex; that's just older blood, and it's perfectly normal.
Is It Safe to Have Sex During Your Period?
Nearly half of women skip all genital activity during their time of the month, found a survey from period-tracking app Clue. It's time to stop shorting yourself of period sex. For one, you're likely off-the-rails horny , due to shifting hormonal levels. Second, having sex during this, uh, intimate time can make you feel even closer to your partner, adds certified sex therapist Holly Richmond, PhD.
Sex during your period can deliver amazing sensations even more amazing than the normal ones, believe it or not. If you can get past the cultural taboos, it opens up a week that's otherwise limited to tubs of ice cream and stomach cramping. If you and your partner aren't intimidated by the "icky" factor that hangs up a lot of people, follow these tips to have sex during your period, and enjoy the pleasure while minimizing the mess. To have sex during your period, place some towels under you to keep your sheets and mattress clean. If anything starts to hurt, it may be a sign that your cervix is lower and more sensitive during your period, so make sure to tell your partner if the penetration is too deep.