Busting Five Myths About Period Sex

There is a natural presumption that you can’t have sex when a woman is on her period. There are many reasons for this ranging from ‘health issues’ to some people thinking it is plain disgusting. But what is the truth? What is it like having sex during that time of the month?

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There are a number of myths about having sex when the lady is having a period. In fact there are a number of benefits to doing it. That is why we are going to dispel five myths about period sex. Read on; you may well be surprised.

1) It is REALLY Messy

Yes there is blood, but not as much as you would think. Look at it this way; The average amount of blood released during menstruation is between 30 and 40ml. That’s over the course of a few days. So unless the woman has an unnaturally heavy period, then the amount of blood you will get during a few minutes of period sex is going to be minimal.

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2) It is Unhealthy

This is uterine lining and blood, and it really, really doesn’t matter if it gets on the guys dick. All the guy needs to do is wipe it off. It really is that simple.

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3) The Woman Won’t be in The Mood

Many women actually become hornier during their period. In fact, an orgasm can take away the cramps. Let’s face it: it is a lot more fun than taking painkillers.

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4) The Period Will Become Heavier if You Have Sex

The contractions that you have during orgasm might push some more blood out, but it won’t make your period heavier or longer. So if this is a reason you aren’t doing it, think again.

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5) It Increases The Risk of Infection for The Woman

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No. The only reason you risk infection is when you keep the tampon in the vagina for more than eight hours, and to be fair, I have never heard of that being good practice anyway. Sex during the period will have zero affect on the chances of infection.

So there we go. I hope that dispelled some ignorance on period sex. And remember, if you really can’t stomach the blood on your penis, you can always use a condom so it goes on that and not you. That is what you call thinking outside of the box! The woman in your life will be very happy if you bite the bullet on this one!

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Martin Ward

Martin Ward is a well respected editor and writer with over five years experience in the adult industry. After stints in the Escort Advertising call centre and on the escort forum, he moved into the site editor position around three years ago.

Since then, he has specialised in articles on the battle for equal rights for sex workers, sexual health, as well as bringing the readers fun news from around the world. He also has a major interest in LGBT rights, and is an active campaigner in this field.

When he isn't fighting the good fight, he enjoys spending time with his girlfriend, and young daughter. He also enjoys reading and taking long walks.
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