Sounds icky, but having sex during that time of the month could actually be good for you. Here are five reasons to consider period sex.
The thought of it might gross you out but, once you actually start doing it, sex during your period can be very enjoyable. If you’re worried about your flow, do it towards the end of your period or put a dark-coloured towel under you. There’s no reason to stop having sex so here are five reasons why you should be doing it.
It helps with your cramps
We’re not making this up, having sex during your period actually does alleviate period cramps. This is because, when you have an orgasm, your body releases endorphins that ease your period-related pains. That sounds like a lot more fun than reaching for any painkillers.
It can shorten your period
When you have an orgasm, your uterus contracts, and this makes the lining and blood that comes out during your period ooze out faster. So, if you have sex often during your period, you could actually shorten the duration by a day or two.
It makes sex better
Firstly, you generally feel more aroused and sensitive to touch during the time of your month, thanks to the all the hormones in your system, so it’s likely that you’ll actually want to have sex. Plus, all that blood also acts as natural lube so sex is easier too, especially if you’re the type that usually needs help with lubrication.
It makes you more adventurous
You’re definitely going to be looking for a position that makes you most comfortable physically and one that leads to the least amount of blood flow. This means you’ll be spending time exploring with your man. And, if you’ve never had sex in the shower, this is the perfect time to do so.
It strengthens your bond with your man
Face it, you’re definitely not going to be having period sex with just any guy, it’s going to be someone you are already very comfortable with. And, with this activity, you’re getting even closer to your man because you’re taking intimacy to another level. You’re getting out of your comfort zone and trusting him with something that you won’t just do with anyone, making your bond stronger. Also, if you’re not into full sex during this time but instead are happy just exploring each others’ bodies, this will bring you closer too.
A version of this article first appeared on www.herworld.com.