The Complete Guide to Amazing Period Sex (Fun and Clean)

Couple about to have amazing period sex

First I’m going to tell you something you already know: sex is awesome. What you might not know is that period sex is some of the most incredible sex you’ll ever have. Contrary to misguided stereotypes, period sex comes with a host of unique benefits that will leave you begging for more.

Having sex with a woman on her period may not be the first thing that comes to mind when you think of amazing sex. But that time of the month is one of the most tantalizing moments for you to enjoy each other.

Taking steps to reduce awkwardness helps to ensure harmony between you and your partner. Know what to avoid, how to control the mess, how to have clean sex while on your period, and capitalize on the benefits of period sex. The complete guide to amazing period sex is your blueprint for intoxicating romance any day of the month.

The benefits of period sex

Part of what makes period sex so amazing is the lineup of unique benefits.

No other sexual situation brings such a diverse set of virtues. Consider these benefits a proverbial gift basket from Mother Nature herself. It's her way of saying, “hey, sorry about that menstruation business. Let this be a small reparation.”

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You’re welcome.

Natural lube

Period blood is an excellent natural lubricant. The silky texture of blood provides the right consistency for delicious friction. You’ll be slipping and sliding in no time. Taking advantage of her natural lube saves you money and the inconvenience of re-applying every few minutes.

She’ll have a shorter period (and PMS)

When a woman orgasms, her uterus contracts. Contractions are a vital function of the menstruation process. The more contractions she has, the shorter her menstrual cycle is. All you need to know is that it could mean fewer days of PMS and a great reason to have period sex.

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She’s less likely to get pregnant

Women with regular menstrual cycles aren’t very fertile during their period. The chance of pregnancy is highest during ovulation, the 14 (or so) days before her period. For most women, ovulation lasts for one to two days, but fertility can last up to a week.

That said, several factors can cause a woman to still be fertile before, during, or after her period. So unprotected period sex should still be discussed. It’s a good idea to use some form of protection if you’re trying to avoid pregnancy. If you’ve been following us for any time, you already know where to meet an older woman who is comfortable with her body and less likely to get pregnant.

It promotes intimacy

Let’s face it; period sex can be messy. We live in a society that shames women for normal human functions, like periods. As a result, period sex is still something that makes many women uncomfortable. Period sex is an intimate act that requires vulnerability, trust and communication: three characteristics of a healthy relationship.

Her sex drive is ravenous

Most women experience raging hormones during their period. The high sex drive is due to hormonal fluctuations. Progesterone, a hormone produced in the ovaries, is most elevated during ovulation (about 14 days before the period). So, by the time a woman has her period, her progesterone levels are low.

Progesterone suppresses the sex drive. So, low levels of this hormone (during the period) lead to a high sex drive. To reinforce the effect, estrogen and testosterone rise during the period, two hormones that also contribute to a high sex drive. That’s a winning cocktail of sexual arousal.

Her vulva is more responsive to touch

During menstruation, a woman’s blood circulates faster. That’s especially true for her lovely lady parts. Her vulva is already coursing with blood, engorged, and sensitive to touch. She’s ready for action. Even the lightest touch brings her excitement and pleasure. Imagine what happens when you give her all you got.

All the (other) benefits of orgasm

Having sex with a girl on her period also comes with all the benefits of orgasm. Let’s dig into the science of orgasms for a minute.

Stress relief

Long after orgasm, the hormone oxytocin has lasting effects of lowering stress and promoting relaxation.

Pain reduction

Oxytocin works in conjunction with the endorphins dopamine and serotonin to reduce pain. One study showed a pain reduction of 75% after orgasm.

Better sleep

The endorphins vasopressin and prolactin are released during orgasm. When they work together with oxytocin, they promote drowsiness.

Closer relationships

Oxytocin’s more notorious reputation is due to its effect as a bonding hormone. You feel closer to those near you when you have elevated levels of oxytocin (like during and after orgasm).

Stronger immune system

Orgasms are great for immunity. One study showed an increase in white blood cells post orgasm, and another showed a 30% increase in immunoglobulin A antibodies after orgasm.

Headache relief

Your body releases natural painkillers during orgasm. One study showed that almost half of people with migraine or cluster headache had improvement after orgasm.

Fewer food cravings

Sex is great exercise. But beyond that, oxytocin has shown to rein in food cravings. One study showed a 25% decrease in cravings after orgasm.

A longer life

Orgasms are good for life. One study showed that the mortality risk of men who have more orgasms was half that of their orgasm-less counterparts. And, men who ejaculate more than 21 times a month have a lower risk of prostate cancer.

What to expect with period sex

By knowing what to expect while having sex on her period, you can avoid unnecessary surprises and plan accordingly. There’s nothing sexier than a man who comes prepared. And as we all learned, knowing is half the battle.

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Below are the major side effects of sex during periods for men.

You can still get an STI

Most STIs are transmitted through fluids, and period blood is a fluid. Having unprotected period sex can increase the risk for blood-related infections (i.e., HIV and Hepatitis). So if your partner has an STI, you can contract it through seminal fluid or blood.

It’s essential to get tested regularly, talk about STIs and use protection regardless if you’re having sex with a girl on her period.

It can be messy

Most women lose six to eight teaspoons of blood throughout their period. In the grand scheme, that’s not very much. Most women won't bleed more than a quarter to a half teaspoon throughout sex. Compare that to the amount of semen in the average ejaculation; up to two teaspoons. That said, it can seem pretty messy when combined with all the other love juices.

The good news is, research has shown aroused women can tolerate messy situations. So you may not have to convince your lady. If this is your first time having sex on her period, it’s important to discuss the mess before diving in.

You’ll want to do it again

Whether you’re a veteran new to the game, having sex with a girl on her period is a treasure of sexual pleasure. While poor fools are out there commanding “BJ week,” you’ll be reaping the bounty of having sex with a woman in her hormonal prime.

There’s something special about that one week when she’s slippery, horny as hell, and generous in the bedroom.

Talk about it in order to have amazing period sex

Over time you’ll get to know the unique qualities that make your period sex amazing. But there are general jumping off points to help make sex on her period mind blowing from the get-go.

Communication is the most significant factor in having sex with a girl on her period. Lay your expectations out before you’re romping around and, oops, she’s drooling blood from her vagina. No surprises.

The last thing she wants to see is a look of shock, horror, or disgust creep across your face at a normal body function. If it’s your first time or you’re hesitant to have unprotected period sex, let her know. If you’re full of enthusiasm, she’ll want to be privy to that too.

One or both of you may belong to a religion that discourages period sex. You’ll want to establish those boundaries before you start. Your partner may feel uncomfortable because of societal stigmas or past experiences. It’s crucial to get those out in the open. Many women feel unattractive during their period when they’re bloated and cramped. Remind her that she’s sexy.

Knowing what each of you brings to the bedroom will help you gauge where to start and how to proceed. The basic idea is to have a clear understanding of each other’s expectations. Having an open discussion allows you to ask questions, air your insecurities, and plan ways to make it amazing for both of you.

Try period friendly sex positions

The reverse cowgirl is fun, but if you’re trying to control the mess, opt for more period friendly positions. Many of them are intimate and sexy, which can help assuage any discomfort you might have about period sex.

Missionary

An oldie but a goodie. Thanks to gravity, you can curb the mess by lying your partner on her back. Propping a pillow under her pelvis will decrease the chance of leakage even more. Her cervix is lower and more sensitive during her period, so deep penetration can be painful.

Hugging

Lying face-to-face on your side is an intimate position. Look past the morning breath and take in the full glory of your partner. Lying on the side helps relieve pressure from the hip, allowing your partner to experience deeper penetration without pain.

Spooning

The closeness of spooning makes it a popular choice for period sex. You can reach your partner’s clitoris with your hand and kiss her neck. Lying on the side relieves pressure from the hip. As a result, many women can experience deeper penetration sans pain.

Doggy style

Sex from behind provides another angle to minimize leakage, especially if your partner angles the front of her body down. Most women experience swelling in their breasts, making them larger than usual. Appreciating her enhanced cleavage can make her feel sexy.

Shower sex

If you want to make sure there’s no mess, take it to the shower. Shower sex on her period is one of the best options available. The water washes away the blood immediately.

Under normal circumstances, women can dry up in the shower when the water washes away her juices. The texture of blood minimizes that effect, making shower sex on her period the best time of the month to have shower sex. You can bend her over at the hip and spread her legs, or try doggy style if there’s enough room.

If shower sex isn’t your thing, bath sex is a great alternative.

Consider alternatives to period sex

Having sex with a girl on her period isn’t limited to sex positions and wipe downs. Mix things up. Think outside the box so you can enjoy each other in as many ways as possible, all month long.

Oral sex

You don’t have to take oral sex off the table, especially if she’s wearing a dental dam. You can have your cake without earning your red wings. You can concentrate your efforts on her clitoris or mix things up by kissing other body parts. If she’s feeling frisky, she’ll return the favor.

Anal sex

Anal play is another great way to be intimate without vaginal stimulation. You can play with her clitoris while you penetrate her from behind, or brush her perineum with your fingertip.

Mutual masturbation

Your sex organs aren’t the only appendages you have to achieve orgasm. Release yourself to the eroticism of period sex via masturbation. You can use your hands, or if you’re concerned about the mess, grab a toy (or three).

How to have clean sex while on your period

If the mess is an issue, that’s okay, but something you should discuss ahead of time. You and your partner may be wondering how to have clean sex while on your period. You can keep the mess under control to enjoy yourselves without distraction.

Lay down a dark towel or sheets

If you’re having sex on her period in a bed, trade the white sheets for a darker color. Some couples have designated black or red “period sheets.” You can also lay down a dark towel or sex blanket to soak up the blood. If your partner is a heavy bleeder, you can use a waterproof bed liner under the sheets to protect the mattress. And, if you did get some blood on the sheets, don’t fret. There are proven methods for removing blood stains.

Use a cloth to clean up

Keep a washcloth or wet wipes nearby for quick-and-easy cleanup when you’re finished. You may not be able to use them on bed sheets, but you can wipe the blood off you and your partner, and any hard surfaces.

Have sex on her light flow days

Most women’s period flow is at its heaviest at the beginning of her menstruation. Aim to have sex on her period during the last few days when the flow is lighter. You can still reap the benefits of period sex without parting the red sea.

Insert a device

You can use a device, like a menstrual cup, contraceptive sponge, or dental dam catch the blood. Devices like these collect the blood as it flows through the cervix, leaving the rest of the vagina clear. Some women use tampons to soak up the blood. But tampons can block the vaginal canal, making sex uncomfortable for both of you. Another option is to wear a condom. There will be blood, but the cleanup is as easy as popping it off and tossing it into the trash.

Is it bad to have sex on your period?

Despite centuries of unnecessary stigma, the benefits of period sex prevail. And yet, one study shows that just over half (55%) of men consider it “awesome.” That means almost half of them think otherwise. Why?

A common reason is religion. Another popular response (80%) is the cleanup. I can’t do much about your faith, but as you can see, the cleanup is easy to keep in check. With educational tools like this complete guide to amazing period sex, more men can reap the rewards of this beautiful phenomenon.

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