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Sex During Menses - 4 Things You Wanna Know!

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Dr. Anita K Sharma 91% (51 ratings)
MD - Obstetrics & Gynaecology, MBBS
Gynaecologist, Noida  •  42 years experience
Sex During Menses - 4 Things You Wanna Know!

The first question that comes to your mind when you think about intercourse during periods is “is it really safe?” The second thought that crosses your mind is whether it is something that you really should be doing?
Doctors have given a thumbs-up to sex during periods. If both of you are comfortable with it, then go ahead with it. If stained sheets are your main concern, you can always put a towel down and get on with it.

The other things you might want to know about sex during periods

  1. You can still get pregnant: It is a common misconception that if you are on your periods, you cannot get pregnant. This is a myth. While the chance of that happening is grim, it is always better to be on the safer side and ensure you take proper protection.
  2. It can be more pleasurable: While some may get awkward about the nitty-gritties, for some it can be immensely pleasurable. This is because the estrogen levels in the body drop on the first day, whereas, it starts shooting up by the 2nd day and that enhances your libido and your pleasurability may also increase. You will be more receptive to the touch and sensation.
  3. How to make it less messy: If mess is the main concern, then you can minimise your pain and maximise your gain by using female condoms or menstrual cups to minimise the flow of blood. Other things you can do is have your man wear a condom or doing it towards the end of the period when the flow is comparatively lesser. Other things you can try are positions that involve you on your back and your pelvic prepped up (read missionary). Defying gravity!
  4. Other options: So what if, your vagina will not be getting any action? We are lucky to have multiple pleasure spots. You can always wear a tampon to block the flow of blood and have your partner work on your clitoris. Hallelujah!

In case you have a concern or query you can always consult an expert & get answers to your questions!

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