We talked with Tara Ford, a physician assistant at the Medical Center for Female Sexuality in Purchase, New York, to learn everything you should know about having sex during menstruation — the good, the bad, and the slightly messy. Arousal is different for every woman, and some may be too distracted by their period and its annoyances to actually get in the mood for sex. But for others, menstruation could actually be a turn-on of sorts. Plus, your flow can serve as extra lubrication during sex, which can also increase pleasure. If you typically use a store-bought lubricant to help with dryness during sex , this may be your week to go natural. And some research suggests that orgasms can even relieve menstrual cramping and PMS. Every couple is different, and some people will be more open to it than others.
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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. Arousal is different for every woman, and some may be too distracted by their period and its annoyances to actually get in the mood for sex. But for others, menstruation could actually be a turn-on of sorts.
Doctors say go for it
The way most people talk about period sex, you'd think it was a natural disaster you'd try and run from as fast as you can — and to be fair, sometimes it feels like a flood. But surely not all women see it that way. In this week's Sex Talk Realness , Cosmopolitan. Lie back, grab a towel, and enjoy. Woman B: Yes, I have been for about 2. Woman C: I've been with my boyfriend a little over a year. Woman A: My hormones are absolutely bat-shit crazy during that time of the month so my boyfriend and I both enjoy the intensity I have sexually. I also tend to get wetter faster and have more passion.
Though period sex can be a bit messy, it is safe. Orgasms may relieve menstrual cramps. Menstrual cramps are a result of your uterus contracting to release its lining. When you have an orgasm, the muscles of your uterus also contract. Then they release. That release should bring some relief from period cramps.