Well , opinion is divided as to whether or not it is advisable to have sex during a woman’ s menstrual period .
Of course , most — if not all — religions forbid sex when a woman is having her period . But even at that , the truth is that couples do have sex during this period and they simply keep mum thereafter!
In fact , men confess that it’ s women who hold back during monthly period and that , otherwise, they do not see anything wrong with sex when a woman — especially their wife or trusted girlfriend — is having her period .
And contrary to certain myths , menstrual blood does no harm to the penis!
Yes , it is 2017 but there are people who still believe that menstrual blood is impure . But there is no science to prove that menstrual blood harms the penis.
If anything , scientists assure that menstrual blood is a mix of healthy blood and blood that the body no longer needs . So , even if your man ’ s penis has some of your period blood on it, there is nothing to worry about if you don ’ t have sexually transmissible disease .
Again , some women avoid period sex , not necessarily because they hate it, but simply because they fear creating a mess!
But wait, isn ’ t it always messy when men ejaculate ? So , why bother about creating a mess that is, er , rather periodic ?
Of course , no one should get careless at this time of the month simply because they think that the sperm will wash out with the blood after the sex act , as physicians warn that the risk of catching or transmitting infection is as real during the menstrual period , as much as it is when a woman isn’ t having her Niagara Falls !
Again , be aware that sex during monthly periods makes you more vulnerable to sexually transmitted diseases .
The reason is this : During this time , the cervix is more open than usual and that will put you at a higher risk of infections and diseases. So , whenever you have period sex , make sure that you are safe .
For one , sex experts say , you don ’ t need to worry about lubricant, as the blood can serve as a natural lubricant.
For another , they say, having an orgasm at this time is a great way to relieve menstrual cramps .
So , why not , if not !
If therefore you ’ re ready to give period sex a go , sexologists suggest a few tips…
Before having sex , spread a dark towel on the bed .
Use a latex condom so that some of the blood that gets on him can be easily rolled off.
Keep a warm , wet washcloth or towel nearby .
Try different positions . Lying on your back or side will be less messy than going at it on top .
Most important, have fun , but stay safe !
Warning: While many couples see period sex as a great opportunity to forgo using a condom, physicians say you can still get pregnant , as some women ovulate late or within five days of bleeding .
Again , both partners can transmit and contract sexually transmitted diseases , including HIV and hepatitis .
The bottom line : No matter what time of the month it is, a condom is your safest bet .