‘‘Can I have sex during periods?” is a million-dollar question which young and curious munchkins wonder and write to Amma about! Fret not, Amma is here to answer it.
Period sex can be a bit messy and can make people self-conscious, but it is safe. Just because you’re on your period, doesn’t mean that you have to forego the sweet, sweet pleasures of having consensual sex. Arousal is different for
every woman. However, some idlis might actually love having sex and be more sexually aroused during menstruation. Adding in a little benefit, the period flow can prove to be a natural lubricant during sex.
To all the macchis out there, do not assume that your partner might be grossed out by your period. Be open and honest with your partner. If there are hesitations, talk about the reasons behind the discomfort. My beautiful
coconut, don’t you worry; period sex is nothing to be scared of!
Period sex can help with menstrual cramps. How, you might ask. Orgasms! Orgasms trigger the release of chemicals
called endorphins – feel-good hormones like oxytocin and dopamine. Who knows, this might be the masala you had been dying to add to your sambhar!
My dearest dosa, using protection during sex is always a good idea, no matter what part of your menstrual cycle you’re in. It’s possible for a woman to get pregnant during her period. Don’t give in to the myth of periods acting as birth control. Unprotected sex can lead to pregnancy no matter when you have it.
Another worry about having sex during your period is the risk of spreading a Sexually Transmitted Infection (STI) like HIV or hepatitis. These viruses live in blood, and they can spread through contact with infected menstrual blood.
Using condoms every time you have sex can reduce your risk of spreading or catching an STI.
With all this information in your little nugget head, heat up things in the bedroom to get your chutneys flowing
and enjoy. Don’t forget to tell Amma about your experience of having satisfying period sex!
(Write to sex amma at firstname.lastname@example.org to get all your queries about sex answered.)