Blog Post Period Sex

Love month is here… so it’s only fitting to talk about sex, baby! Or, more specifically, sex while on your period. 

Yep, I can already hear the lynch mob coming… sex on your period? “This just simply CAN’T happen!” Cue major sarcasm, we’re consenting adults who can do whatever the heck we want to on or off our period, ya hear?  Jokes aside, Period Sex is one of those “taboo” topics that many shy away from or are too embarrassed to bring up to a current partner.

With Valentine's Day just around the corner, we thought what better time to talk about sex while on your period? So often, that time of month gets in the way of special occasions, be it a weekend away, a birthday trip, Valentine’s Day, your wedding or even just wanting to catch up with that ‘friend’ who has been sliding into your DMs. 

Just like during any other time of the month, sex on your period, for the most part, is safe. However, as always, it is important to use protection to reduce the risk of STI’s and pregnancy. As much as the chances are slim, you could still fall pregnant at that time of the month. It is also important to keep the communication open with your consenting partner. 

Sex on your period can actually be beneficial for your menstrual symptoms. According to health.com, during an orgasm, your pelvic muscles contract and release, which may reduce the pelvic pain and cramping associated with menstruation. Pleasure and pain relief? That’s a big yes from us. 

Period sex can be a bit messy depending on how heavy your flow is, so be prepared with dark sheets, towels, waterproof mattress protectors, Conni Bed Pad (cue brand plug!) or even take it to the shower to prevent a clean up. So, putting all of the archaic rumours to rest, your period does not have to get in the way of your sex life… Period.