Period Sex 101

Being on your period doesn’t have to stop you from fumbling!

If you weren’t sure, period sex is exactly what it says on the tin – having sex whilst on your period.

There are some well-rooted rumours about period sex – mostly ones to deter you from trying it.

Never fear!

Fumble is here to clear up some misconceptions, along with a handy video by Grace Latter and The Mix.

First of all, not everyone wants to have sex on their period. And that is perfectly okay.

It’s very understandable if you don’t want anyone near your vagina in those bloody, crampy days of the month. It’s a personal choice.

However, if you are game for period sex, there are some perks to be aware of:

Orgasms release ovytocin, dopamine and endorphins, which relieve period cramps. A natural painkiller!

Orgasms also causes the uterus to contract, which shakes up the lining, dislodges it and releases it faster. This can mean shorter periods.

But there are also some risks to be aware of:

You may have heard the rumour that you can’t get pregnant when you’re on your period?

It’s not true. You can get pregnant from period sex.

The chances are small, but it’s still possible for sperm to live in the body for up to a week, which could collide with early ovulation.

There is also an increased risk of transferring STIs. Periods mean blood, so blood-borne diseases (e.g. HIV) are more likely to transfer during period sex.

These can easily be solved by using condoms! Getting tested regularly for STIs will also ensure your sexy time is safe.

Here is Grace Latter with even more on period sex:

Lastly, here are some tips if you do fancy some sexy period time:

☝️ Put a towel down underneath. This will save you from fretting about ruined sheets instead of enjoying yourselves.

☝️ Wear a condom. It’s wise to use a condom anyway, but it will also keep your penis from needing a thorough clean afterwards.

☝️ Have wet wipes and tissues to hand. Just in case it’s messier than you expect.

☝️ Shower sex. If you’re still concerned about the messiness of period sex, then hop into the shower!

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