The Best Way To Have Incredible Period Sex
Aunt Flo can’t tell you “no.”
It’s that time of the month…and yes, you still want to do it. Because, duh: A 2016 survey found that 55 percent of men and women said that period sex was natural or awesome. (Not sure what’s up with those other people.)
So there you have it: period sex = pleasurable sex. What’s more, you might really want to get it on. “During your period might be one of your most sexually vibrant times,” says sex therapist Vanessa Marin. In other words, many women find they’re super horny during their periods (sound familiar?)
And, if the thought of period sex makes you squeamish, here’s a reality check: “It’s healthy and nothing to be ashamed of. It can be like sex any other time of the month.”
But before we get into the how-to, let’s talk about the health concerns, if any. “Medically, having sex when you’re menstruating is just fine,” says Mary Jane Minkin, M.D., clinical professor of obstetrics and gynecology at Yale University Medical School.
The only glitch is that this is the easiest time for nasty bacteria, like a chlamydia or gonorrhea, to spread, she says. That doesn’t mean that you’re at an extra risk, but generally the cervical mucous present between periods helps protect against bacteria taking a trip up your cervix. The answer? Condoms, condoms, condoms, she says, on any day of the month, really.