Our sex and relationship expert, Madam Felicia is still at her very best and she tells ladies that having sex during their menstruation period is very safe and healthy contrary to what they were told.
Is it safe to have sex during your periods? What side effects, if any, would you have?
I can tell you that it is absolutely safe to have sex during your period, provided that you don’t use this time as a free pass to have unprotected sex.
The myth that sex during your period is dangerous originates largely from religious texts. Scientifically, however, there is no reason not to have sex during your period.
In fact, sex while you are menstruating can help ease the symptoms of PMS (Pre-menstrual syndrome), if you achieve orgasm.
An orgasm releases endorphins, natural painkillers and mood enhancers, which can help with the cramps, headaches, mild depression, and irritability sometimes associated with periods.
Also, many women enjoy sex more when they are menstruating because of increased feelings of fullness in the pelvic and genital areas, which give you a head start on arousal.
Generally, sex is safe during menstruation. None of the physical processes that occur during menstruation are dangerous for the menstruating woman or her sexual partner.
Many women also find that pleasurable feelings are increased when they have sex during menstruation.
For example, some women are more aroused during menstruation, and others find it easier to have orgasms during this time. This may be due, at least in part, to the fact that menstrual periods are associated with increased feelings of fullness in a female’s genital area.
On The Contrary
There is one caveat, though: Safe sex is even more crucial during your period.
Just how safe sex is during menstruation may depend on whether or not a couple uses protection or is certain that both parties are free of STDs.
During menstruation, a woman’s cervix opens to allow menstrual blood to pass through, which means a woman may be even more susceptible to sexually transmitted infections than at other times in her cycle.
A menstruating woman may also more likely pass blood-borne infections on to her sexual partner during this time. Even yeast infections may be more likely to take hold during menstruation because of changes in the pH of the vagina.
To keep sex safe during menstruation, people who are not certain they are in monogamous relationships are usually advised to use condoms.
Discussions of safe sex during menstruation often include pregnancy. Some people may be under the impression that they need not worry about pregnancy during menstruation. The truth is, however, that it is possible for sperm that enters the body during menstruation to survive long enough to impregnate a woman.
Though this is not likely, it is even possible for an egg to be released while a woman is still having vaginal bleeding.
There is still a chance that you could get pregnant during your period (unless you’re on a pill), so don’t assume it’s safe to forgo contraception.