Sunday, February 13, 2011

Having Sex During Your Period

If you're having your period, you may be assuming that sex is off-limits. Maybe you don't feel comfortable being intimate during your period, or you often feel unattractive or just unclean. Maybe your partner isn't comfortable with intimacy while you're menstruating.

Sex during your period.

In the end, choosing to have sex during “that time of month” is a personal choice that both you and your partner have to be comfortable with. If you want to, however, there's no reason you can't enjoy intimacy at all times of your menstrual cycle. In fact, it may bring real health benefits.

Having sex during your period may help provide pain relief for menstrual cramps by providing feel-good endorphins that are released during orgasm. Sex during your period could also help to shorten your period by a few days: You will still have a normal, healthy period, but the additional contractions that your uterus experiences during orgasm might help shed your menstrual blood faster, therefore ending your period a bit sooner than usual.

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