Having Sex When Having Your Period: Hot or Not?

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Sex while on your periodIf you had asked me a few years ago what I thought about having sex when you have your period, I probably would have rolled my eyes and said, "GROSS!"

But a couple more kids later, I totally understand why people do it.

And I'm not ashamed to admit that I actually kind of like it.

Now to be clear, I'm not jumping into the sack on the first day of my period, which looks like a bad Midol commercial. But by the time I hit Day 2 or 3, my cycle has already thinned out significantly, so really, the aftermath looks pretty much like a regular post-sex session and not like a vampire was let loose in our bedroom.

Also, I'm finally out of the horrible two-week period between ovulation and menstruation that makes me a raging lunatic, not to mention a bloated mess. And I know I'm not the only mom who suffers like this. So when that nightmare is over, I can fit back into my clothes and I feel like myself, my regular horny self.

And to be perfectly honest, since my husband is still waffling over the whole decision about whether or not to have a vasectomy, unprotected sex at any other time of the month is completely off limits, so it's nice to be a little more spontaneous rather than have to schedule sex.

Sure, while there might be a bit of an "ick" factor, we just put down a towel and turn off the lights. Plus, it gives us an excuse to jump in the shower together afterwards. Double score.

So what do you think about sex while on your period: hot or not?


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ethan... ethans_momma06

"unprotected sex at any other time of the month is completely off limits"

Please tell me that you do understand that it's possible to get pregnant while on your period. Please.If your husband is 'waffeling' over a vasectomy and you want to do unprotected sex- chart your cycle.

But for the love of GAWD, DON'T perpetrate the myth that period sex is a "safe" time to not get pregnant.


NatAndCo NatAndCo

Unprotected sex during your period heightens the risk of infections, and depending on when your ovulate following your period you can still get pregnant...so..... Not the best of advice there.

puasa... puasaurusrex

Just for the record....I got pregnant with my first while I was on my period.

Todd Vrancic

If it works for you, great, but my wife has horrible dysmenorrhea, and dislikes being touched in any way on her period, since it makes her cramp horribly.  The day before, however....

jkm89 jkm89

Vasectomy's are a beautiful thing. Period sex is great, so long as your partner is mature enough to not be grossed out about it. I've actually never met a guy who was turned off by it which is surprising, I figured guys would generally be horrified of the thought of period sex lol!

Karma Grant

When we were younger (early/mid 20s) it wasn't something we gave thought to, we just did it. Now, nope. Never during that time. We've talked about it and said we're just too lazy (and slightly disgusted by it now) to have to worry about showering/cleaning up right away like we'd have to if it was that time.


I hope inexperienced teens don't read this article! You can definitely get pregnant while on your periods and you also have a higher risk of infections. I'm not knocking the act, because there isn't anything wrong with it, however your information is inaccurate. Of course I wouldn't post without backing up my information so here you go....


nonmember avatar Jessica

I wouldn't say hot exactly, but I've definitely has sex multiple times on my period. When my husband and me are actually energetic & have time to screw, we're not going to let a pesky lil' thing like my menstrual cyale to get in the way.

Angie Hayes

I too enjoy it more on my period, we have fun with the unprotected sex thing while on my period. I havent gotten pregnant by doing this and I have been doing it for over 3 years. It can be messy but oh well, we just jump in the shower afterwards.

fleur... fleurdelys3110

When I'm on my period, my hormones are raging so I crave sex more than usual. Like the blogger, I never have sex the first couple days of my period..the flow is too heavy. However, once it's like the 4th day, then I'm good to go! My boyfriend and I just never try anything crazy to keep the mess to a minimum. I was so surprised that he doesn't even get grossed out by it. And I NEVER have unprotected sex no matter what time of my cycle it is.

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