Hey there, you sexy Badgers! It’s the third week of classes, and as everyone has gotten back into the flow of things, I’d like to get into the flow of things sexually as well. If you’ve had a lady friend who you commit your sexy time to or you are that lady friend, you’ve probably encountered the great debacle of period sex at some point. As human beings, we have this irrational aversion when it comes to blood, so that when it starts coming out of a vagina we put up a mental block of, “Whoa, whoa, whoa—I did not come over here to participate in Shark Week.” Oftentimes, instead of period sex, it becomes a period of no sex. But it doesn’t have to be like this—and it shouldn’t be—especially since orgasms help relieve menstrual cramps through uterine contractions and a release of endorphins. After reading the following tips for having great, fearless and disgust-free period sex, it’s your duty as a Badger to overcome the absurd idea that you shouldn’t have sex when someone’s on her period.
Period sex can be all kinds of fun, though keep in mind that there is still a slight chance that you can get pregnant during your period. This is due to the fact that some sperm are able to survive in the body for up to five days, so if you ovulate within five days of having sex on your period, it’s possible that there are still sperm waiting to get at that egg. So, if getting pregnant is not on your agenda, make sure to stay safe by using birth control. Since it’s harder to get pregnant during your period, this may make some people a little more relaxed and able to focus a little more on the pleasure side than normal. Take advantage of that extra bit of horniness by having sex during your period. Otherwise, you’re wasting pleasure!
Another thing to take advantage of is the free lube! Many people agree that natural lube feels better than store bought lube, and your vagina is continuously producing an adequate amount for you to use. Of course, there’s no such thing as too much lube, so feel free to also use artificial lube along with the flow. This can obviously get a bit messy, and if you’re not into having blood all up in your area, you may want to take a few precautions. Nothing will totally eliminate the flow from your hump sessions, but you can try the following: laying down a dark towel, using an insertive or receptive condom, having sex in the shower, using a diaphragm (which catches most of the period blood) or using a menstrual cup (also catches most of the period blood). Most importantly, never wear a tampon if you plan on inserting anything else up in there. It won’t be fun for you to retrieve later.
If you really don’t want to deal with the potential mess, you or your partner can pursue other ways to get pleasure during a period. Put your mouth muscles to good use! Some people are into going down on their partner, flow or no flow, though if you’re trying to avoid contact with that colorful secretion, you could still try a few things. To keep the flow at bay, try using a diaphragm, a menstrual cup, a tampon or some form of a barrier such as a dental dam. If you want to stay even further away, use your fingers to provide stimulation while providing oral stimulation to the nipples, which can also produce unforgettable orgasms.
If you want to avoid Aunt Flo when she comes to town, then this could be an opportunity for you and your partner to take a vacation and try out something new. One option would be to explore an entirely different region all together, such as the anus. Anal sex can feel just as good as vaginal sex — or even better — with the right mental and physical preparation. As with anything new, make sure you know what you’re getting into and don’t forget the lube! Another option is to use a vibrator or dildo to get each other off. These sexual adventures are great fun — during your period or not — and can leave you and your partner with an orgasm 100 percent free of period flow.
As a final word of precaution, if you’re thinking of having period sex as a hook-up, you should take increased safety measures. For one — as I already stated — there is a slight chance of getting pregnant from period sex. That’s not usually how someone wants to end a hook-up. Secondly, blood is one of the ways that STIs can travel from person to person. Hooking up with someone who you don’t trust about STI histories can be bad news, since you might experience small cuts during your sexy time. For these situations, go for the ideas above that don’t involve any contact with Aunt Flo.
There are thousands of ways to get your sexy on even during a period. Keep it safe, but stay sexy, Badgers!