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Is 'Period Sex' bad for health?

Sex during menstruation, also known as “period sex,” is a topic that has long been stigmatized and taboo. However, it is a natural bodily function that can be a normal part of a healthy sex life for some individuals. In this article, we will explore the myths and facts surrounding sex during menstruation.



Myth: Period sex is dirty and unhygienic.

Fact: While there may be some mess involved, having sex during menstruation is not unhygienic. It is important to use protection, such as a condom, to prevent the spread of sexually transmitted infections (STIs). Additionally, it is recommended to lay down a towel or use a menstrual cup to minimize the mess.


Myth: Period sex can make the menstrual flow heavier.

Fact: There is no evidence to support the claim that period sex makes menstrual flow heavier. Menstrual flow is determined by hormonal changes in the body, not sexual activity.


Myth: Period sex can cause infections.

Fact: As long as both partners are free of STIs, there is no increased risk of infection during period sex. However, it is important to note that during menstruation, the cervix may be slightly more open, which can increase the risk of infection if one partner has an STI.


Myth: Period sex is painful for the person with a menstrual cycle.

Fact: While some individuals may experience discomfort or cramping during sex during menstruation, others may find it to be pleasurable. It is important to communicate with your partner and listen to your body to determine what feels good and what doesn’t.


In conclusion, sex during menstruation is a personal choice and may not be for everyone. However, it is important to dispel the myths and stigmas surrounding this topic and to have open and honest communication with partners about what feels comfortable and enjoyable. With proper protection and hygiene, sex during menstruation can be a normal and healthy part of a diverse and fulfilling sex life.

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