10 Ways To Get Intimate While On Your Period

Yes, you can have sex during your period, and it can be a perfectly healthy and enjoyable activity for both partners. Some people find that having an orgasm during their period can help alleviate cramps and other menstrual symptoms. There are also many ways to make sex during your period more comfortable and enjoyable for both partners, such as using a lubricant, a condom to help protect against sexually transmitted infections, or placing a towel or other protective cover over the bed. It is ultimately up to each person and their partner to decide whether or not they are comfortable with having sex during this time.


1. Make love in the shower

One option for having sex during your period is to move to the bathroom, where the water can help wash away any blood and make cleaning up easier. This can help reduce concerns about staining sheets or clothes, and allow you and your partner to enjoy intimacy without worrying about a mess. It's important to note that sex during your period can be enjoyable and healthy, and there are ways to make it more comfortable and pleasurable for both partners.


2. Use Your Mouth On Him Instead Of Receiving It

It is unlikely that your partner will want to perform oral sex on you while you are menstruating, but that doesn't mean you can't do it for them. In fact, your period can be a good time to try this. Just remember to make them reciprocate when it is their turn.

3. Try making love from behind

If you prefer not to have your partner touch your genitals during your period, you can consider other options for intimacy. Anal sex, which was once considered taboo, has become more mainstream and may be something you want to try. If you are interested in this, your period may be a good time to experiment.


4. Let him touch you through your clothes

It is not only people who are new to sexual intimacy who can engage in clothed touch. If you want to keep your clothes on, you can ask your partner to touch you through your clothes, such as on top of your jeans or over your underwear. This can still provide sensual pleasure without any messiness.

5. Make Love On A Dark Sheet

If you wish to have sexual intimacy in your bedroom during your period, it can be helpful to place a sheet or towel on the bed to protect against messiness. Remember to wash this as soon as you are finished. If your partner is concerned about cleanliness, they may want to use protection to keep themselves clean.


6. Make love over the phone

If you normally communicate with your partner over text message, they may be surprised to receive a phone call from you. Surprise them further by expressing your desires and moans during the call. If you are lucky, they may be willing to fulfill your desires once your period has ended.

7. Rest on your back when making love

During your period, it may be more comfortable to avoid positions where you are on top of your partner. Instead, try positions where your partner is on top or you are lying on your back or side. This can help to reduce messiness.


8. Send him suggestive pictures

If you prefer not to have sexual intercourse during your period, there are other ways to have fun and connect with your partner. You can try sending flirty or suggestive text messages and photos to tease and tantalize your partner. This can help to build anticipation and desire for when you are next together.

9. Make out with him for hours

Take a trip down memory lane and act like teenagers for a bit. Engage in a passionate make-out session for an hour, but without taking things further. As long as you both understand that this is just for fun and not leading to anything else, you can focus on enjoying the present moment instead of anticipating the future. It'll be a playful and enjoyable experience for both of you.


10. Just cuddle

Intimacy doesn't always have to involve physical intimacy. If you want to feel close with your partner but don't feel comfortable getting intimate due to your menstrual cycle, snuggling up on the couch to watch a movie or having a deep conversation about your hopes and dreams can also be intimate moments.

If You've Never Tried Period Sex, Here's Why You Should

Period sex may not be everyone's cup of tea, and it's totally normal to feel hesitant about trying it. However, if your partner is open-minded and mature about bodily functions, period sex can actually be a really enjoyable and normal experience. In fact, it can even have some great benefits!


1. There's really not that much blood

There's no need to worry about making a huge mess during period sex. Unless you have extremely heavy flows or it's the first day or so of your period, it's not likely that things will get too messy. We often imagine it being grosser or more inconvenient than it really is. And if things do get a little mucky, you can simply use a towel, throw the sheets in the wash, and take a shower together. It's no big deal.


2. It can help relieve cramps

Did you know that having sex can actually help to alleviate period cramps? The pelvic muscles contract and release during orgasm, which can reduce cramping. Sex therapist Aline P. Zoldbrod stated, 'It always amazes me how few people take advantage of sex during their period. Sex makes you feel good, plus, I think it's the best thing in the world for your cramps.' So, next time you're feeling crampy, consider getting intimate with your partner as a natural way to find relief.


3. You can take advantage of your increased libido

If you're feeling particularly frisky during your period, why not take advantage of it? Many women avoid intimacy during this time, but there's no reason why you and your partner can't enjoy this sexy time of the month. In fact, having sex during your period can give you an extra week (or a few extra days, depending on your cycle) to get intimate with your partner. So, go ahead and embrace your desires!


4. There's plenty of natural lubrication

If you're having sex during your period, you don't need to worry about using lube. Your menstrual cycle naturally provides lubrication, so you can rely on that to help make the experience comfortable and enjoyable.

5. It can bring you and your partner closer together

Experiencing intimacy while menstruating can be a powerful way to strengthen the bond between you and your partner. It shows that you trust each other enough to be fully vulnerable and embrace each other's humanity. Remember, periods are a natural bodily function for people with female reproductive organs, so getting close to each other during this time can actually be a bonding experience.


6. If men had periods, getting busy while they had theirs would be a no-brainer

Imagine if the roles were reversed and men had to deal with periods while women avoided having sex during their periods because they found it "gross." This scenario would never occur. Your body is natural and there is no reason to feel ashamed of it. Celebrate and enjoy it.

Ultimately, it's up to you and your partner to decide if you feel comfortable having sex during your period. If you're feeling particularly aroused or don't have any reservations about a normal bodily function, then go for it! By normalizing and finding what works for you, the experience can be more enjoyable.


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