Having sex during menstruation, a.k.a period sex, is not much different than having “regular” sex, although it’s undoubtedly surrounded by a certain aura of taboo and misunderstanding. Learning a little bit about it and learning some easy period sex tips can make having sex during menstruation just as enjoyable as sex any other time of the month.
Here are some period sex tips and facts that will help you get acquainted with it, and maybe even get you excited to have it.
You Can Get Pregnant through Period Sex
For the average woman who has a 28 day cycle, becoming pregnant through period sex is not possible. However, for some women, just because your uterine lining is shedding does not mean you can’t get pregnant if you have sex on your period. According to the American Pregnancy Association, if you’re a woman who has a very short menstrual cycle — say, 21 to 24 days — having sex toward the end of your period can allow sperm to survive in your uterus just long enough to be present for your next ovulation. Use contraceptives to prevent pregnancy through the entire duration of your cycle.
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