Have Sex During Your Period

Having a period is a regular part of life for any women in her childbearing years. And while you may experience some unwanted side effects such as cramps, food cravings, and irritability during your period, it does not mean that you need to go without sex. It’s perfectly possible to have – and enjoy – sexual intercourse during menstruation. In fact, many women will report experiencing better sensation and may even have stronger orgasms. What’s more is that having an orgasm may help relieve some of the cramping associated with intercourse in the first place.

Here’s how.

Step 1: Remove Your Tampon (If Applicable)

If you are using a tampon, be sure to remove it prior to trying to have sexual intercourse.

Step 2: Place A Sheet/Towel Down

If you are worried about getting the bed sheets stained with blood and this is impacting your comfort level, consider placing a sheet or towel underneath you prior to engaging in sexual intercourse. This way you can easily remove that sheet/towel and wash it after you are finished.

Step 3: Take A Bath

If you feel uncomfortable to have intercourse due to hygienic reasons, consider taking a bath or shower prior to having intercourse to ‘freshen up’. Or, you might even consider having sex right in the shower as well if you prefer.

Step 4: Consider A Menstrual Cup

If your partner is uncomfortable with the thought of coming into contact with your menstrual fluid, consider using a menstrual cup during the early stages of sex (foreplay) and then a softcup during actual intercourse. Softcups are specially designed for use during sex to prevent menstrual fluid from leaking out. Keep in mind that these are not contraceptive devices however, so a condom should still be used.

Step 5: Use Missionary

Finally, when choosing your position for sexual intercourse, consider going with missionary more often than not. This will minimize the amount of menstrual fluid that leaks out (if any leaks out at all), which will make both you and your partner more comfortable.