5 Benefits of Period Sex You Will Be Surprised to Know

Is period sex messy? Yes. Is it safe? A Big Yes. Should you try it? Why Not!!

Period sex has a bad reputation, but it’s totally undeserved. A lot of people avoid it due to widespread misconceptions around it. But the truth is far less scandalous and much more rewarding. Whether you're curious about trying it or firmly against the idea, understanding the facts can shift perspectives. In fact, you’ll be surprised to know the benefits it brings—from alleviating menstrual cramps to enhancing intimacy.

But before we get into the benefits of having sex while on period, let’s bust some myths around it so that you make informed choices. 

4 Common Myths About Menses Sex

Period sex is totally your call. If you like it, go for it and if it is not your thing, that’s totally cool as well! Just don’t let old-school myths and shame make that decision for you. Let’s bust some most common myths around periods sex: 

Myth 1: Period Sex is like a bloodbath

It is time to address this myth about sex during bleeding head-on.  Despite common beliefs, it's not as dramatic as you might think—unless you're dealing with conditions like endometriosis or PCOS that can cause heavier bleeding. The amount of blood during period sex depends on your flow that day. Want to make it less messy? Try these tips:

  • Have sex in the shower for a steamy, cleaner experience.
  • Lay down a dark towel or blanket to keep things tidy.

While these tricks won't make the blood disappear, they can make you feel more comfortable and focused on enjoying yourself rather than worrying about it. Period sex can be perfectly safe and even enjoyable with a bit of preparation!

Myth 2:  Period Sex is weird for your partner 

Let's clear the air: we all have our own feelings about different situations. While some people find period sex wild, intense, and more enjoyable, others may worry about how their partner feels. For example, some men might fear hurting their partner during menstruation, while women may worry that their partner will be turned off by the presence of blood.

That’s why it’s crucial to have an open conversation with your partner about it instead of making assumptions. Communication can ensure that both partners are comfortable and can enjoy the experience together!

Myth 3: You can’t get pregnant during period sex

While the chances are lower, you can still get pregnant if you have sex without a barrier during your period. The odds aren't huge, but they’re not zero either!

Pregnancy occurs when sperm fertilises an egg, typically during ovulation. While menstruation usually indicates that ovulation has recently occurred or is about to occur later in the cycle, it's important to note that sperm can survive in the female reproductive tract for several days. Therefore, if a person ovulates earlier than expected or has a shorter cycle, there is still a chance of pregnancy from sex during menstruation.

Additionally, irregular menstrual cycles can make ovulation timing unpredictable, increasing the risk further. Another factor is pre-ejaculate (pre-cum), which can contain sperm and may lead to pregnancy if it enters the vagina during intercourse, including period sex.

To reduce the risk of pregnancy during any sexual activity, including period sex, using reliable contraception such as condoms or hormonal birth control is recommended

Myth 4: Period sex is painful

Periods can bring some annoying side effects like back pain, muscle fatigue, and cramps. Some people even feel their vulva and vagina are extra tender. But that doesn’t mean period sex has to be painful!

Know that painful sex isn’t normal. If you do experience pain, you should consult your doctor. Keep a journal tracking your pain to help your doc figure out if you’re dealing with something down there! 

However, if there is tissue inflammation, it can be a bit ouchy. In that case, try non-penetrative sex like mutual masturbation.

Now that we have busted these myths about period sex, let us go ahead and talk about some steamy benefits

Benefits Of Having Sex During Your Period

Here are some reasons that will make sex at the time of period, super fun!

  • Pain Relief 

Who knew period cramps could be slashed by pleasure? Orgasms release endorphins, which can help alleviate those annoying menstrual cramps. It’s like having your very own pain relief party!

  • It Is Like Having Your Own Natural Lube 

Your period can act as a natural lubricant, making everything a bit smoother and more comfortable. To add to the fun, you can use Leezu’s Coconut Self Love Oil or Water Based Love Jelly to make things more slick.  

  • Shorter Periods

Although there's no scientific evidence to back up this claim, having sex during periods can hit the fast-forward button on your period. Orgasms cause uterine contractions, which can help expel menstrual blood more quickly.

  • More Sensitivity, More Pleasure 

Your body is often more sensitive during your period, which can lead to heightened pleasure. It's a natural way of turning the passion dial up to eleven!

  • It Can Boost Intimacy

When you're comfortable enough to talk about it and trust each other, period sex can deepen your connection. It breaks down those old taboos, lets you support each other through discomfort, and can even ease cramps. So, if you're both on board, it might just be a way to discover a whole new level of intimacy together.

Final Thoughts

Alright folks, it's time to break the stigma and embrace joy, pleasure, and intimacy that period sex can bring. Whether you're sliding into the shower for some steamy fun or getting creative with Leezu's delightful sex toys, remember: your body, your rules! So, grab your partner and some lube, to fire up the passion and how! 

Frequently Asked Questions On Period Sex 

 1. Are there any side effects of period sex?

While sex during periods is generally safe and can even have some benefits like pain relief and heightened pleasure, there are a few things to keep in mind. If you feel pain or inflammation, it's best to communicate with your partner about the same and stop if anything feels uncomfortable.

 2. Can the use of sex toys during periods spread infection?  

Using sex toys during your period is generally safe as long as you clean them properly before and after use. Make sure to clean your sex toys with Leezu’s Squeaky toy cleanser to maintain good hygiene.