The woes of periods might have started when we were in the seventh grade, but the ingrained embarrassment is something that we still carry around. We live in a society in which women are often shamed with judgmental looks for their accidental blood stains. Young boys are often mean to young girls in schools over periods and related hygiene products. A tampon string sticking out of a bathing suit still garners discomfort from people around. So, we have been systematically raised to be ashamed of our periods and everything related to that. It takes lots of work for women to shake off their inhibitions about this regressive mentality.
The Taboo Of Period Sex
Since period itself is a hush-hush affair, you can imagine how most women would think about period sex. The whole idea of period sex would just make them cringe in the beginning. But what is so wrong in period sex? Medically, it doesn’t harm a woman at all. A woman on her period is completely capable of having sex, if she wants to. To each her own. It is not mandatory for all women to indulge in period sex, if they don’t want to. But that should be their personal decision and shouldn’t be a society dictated term.
A lot of sex experts believe that a lot of women who have indulged in period sex actually ended up loving the whole experience. Again, to each her own but trying out something new can only widen your horizon. Sex experts believe that since periods and everything related to that has always been treated as a taboo in our society, women often feel an extra rush when they indulge in period sex. Breaking a taboo like period sex can give an extra adrenaline rush to women that can make their whole experience both exciting and satisfying.
The Science Behind Period Sex
Our society tells women to slow down during their periods. But that rule doesn’t apply to all women. Different women experience periods differently. Unfortunately, some women experience very painful periods, but some women don’t experience any pain at all. Again, the genesis of the pain can be different for different women. Women with Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS) and some other conditions can experience more painful periods. So, you can consult your doctor to see if period sex can be helpful or detrimental for you.
Sex releases endorphins that can relieve pain. So, women can get relief from cramps if they indulge in periods sex. Sex experts say that during periods women have really low estrogen and testosterone. But during the week, both of these hormones increase significantly. Hence, women can feel an increase in their libido. Hence, period sex can provide you with the right amount of satisfaction during this time. Also, sex can be naturally satisfying during this time as lubrication is abundant. And sex can be intensely gratifying when there is more lubrication. So, if people can get past the ‘icky’ factor, then they can really enjoy the whole process of period sex.
The Right Way To Have Satisfying Period Sex
There are certain things that you have to keep in mind when you are indulging in period sex. The consent of your partner is the most important thing here. So, communicate with your partner to make sure that he/she is completely on board with it. You can spread a dark-colored thick towel on the bed before sex. Ask your partner to use latex condoms as the blood can be cleaned easily from them. Keep a wet and warm piece of cloth or towel handy to clean up as and when you feel. Be mindful about the positions. Try out positions that are likely to be less messy. You can lie on your back or try sideways positions to avoid making a huge mess. Also, you can choose to have period sex on the days with less flow as suggested by the sex experts.
So, don’t hold yourself back from having some ‘messy’ fun. But make sure you are being safe about your choices.