Period Sex: 6 People Share Experiences & Tips

Period Sex: 6 People Share Experiences & Tips


Hey, cuties! Let's dive into a topic that's often whispered about in hushed tones but deserves a spotlight just as bright as any other aspect of human intimacy: period sex! That's right, we're going there—no shame, no embarrassment, just real talk about getting down and dirty during Aunt Flo's monthly visit. So, buckle up (or unbuckle, your call), as we delve into the juicy details of period sex, with insights, tips, and maybe a few giggles along the way.

Is Intercourse Safe During Periods?

First things first, let's address the burning question on many minds: is intercourse safe during periods? Well, spoiler alert: yes, sex during periods is absolutely safe! But hey, don't just take my word for it—let's sprinkle some science into the mix.

According to the almighty studies (you can check it out here, because, hello, credibility matters), getting frisky during your monthly visitor isn't just okay—it's practically encouraged! Turns out, it's like a natural spa day for your lady parts, offering up pain relief and stress reduction on a silver platter. So, what's the holdup? Embrace the flow, baby!

Of course, we can't ignore the elephant in the room: STIs and pregnancy scares. Even during period sex, it's crucial to prioritize protection. While the risk may seem small, it's essential to remember that without using protection, there's always a chance of STIs and pregnancies occurring. But fear not! We're here to arm you with all the intel you need to ace both solo and partnered sex sessions while riding the crimson wave in order to make sure intercourse during your periods is completely safe. So grab your condoms and let's dive right in!

Experiences from Individuals Who Have Engaged in Period Sex

Now, let's get to the good stuff—real-life experiences straight from the trenches of period sex. We've reached out to six brave souls who've dared to defy societal taboos and share their tales of crimson-colored passion. From steamy encounters to hilarious mishaps, these firsthand accounts are sure to entertain, inform, and maybe even inspire you to rethink your own stance on period play.

A, 25: "Having sex while a partner was on their period depended first on their comfort and pain level. It might not be possible on their worst day, when the pain is at its highest. It seems to be more embarrassing for the vagina owners in case their period occurs during sex, in my experience. However, in my experience also, people have said a menstrual cup creates additional suction and arousal if fingered with it inside. It completely depends on the uterus owner whether or not period sex is pleasurable for them. Most who I've found comfortable with intimacy while on their period use menstrual cups.”

M, 34: "As a guy, I admit I was a bit squeamish at first, but after trying it out with my girlfriend, I realized it's really not a big deal. Plus, seeing her let go of any inhibitions and fully embrace her body—even during her period—was incredibly sexy."

S, 21: "I've always been open to period sex, but finding partners who were equally enthusiastic proved to be a challenge. Luckily, I finally met someone who was all for it, and let me tell you, it's been a game-changer. Not only does it help alleviate my cramps, but it also brings us closer together as a couple."

D, 25: "My girlfriend and I tried period sex for the first time during a spontaneous weekend getaway. We laughed about it beforehand, but once we got into it, it felt surprisingly natural and intimate. Now, we don't let a little menstruation get in the way of our fun."

E, 28: "I've been having period sex for years, and I'm a huge advocate for it. Not only does it help with my menstrual symptoms, but it also reminds me that my body is capable of pleasure no matter what time of the month it is. Plus, there's something oddly empowering about embracing my femininity in such a raw, unapologetic way."

L, 27: "I'll admit, I was skeptical at first, but my partner and I decided to give it a try after hearing about the potential benefits. To my surprise, it turned out to be one of the most enjoyable experiences we've had together. Now, we look forward to that time of the month as an opportunity to connect on a deeper level."

Tips for Intercourse During Period

Now that you've heard from our bold adventurers, let's dish out some practical tips for navigating the crimson seas of sex during periods like a pro. Whether you're a seasoned veteran or a curious newbie, these nuggets of wisdom are sure to come in handy:

Talk It Out Before You Dive In: Talk openly and honestly with your partner about your desires, concerns, and boundaries. Establishing clear communication can help alleviate any awkwardness or anxiety surrounding period sex. 

Keep Things Dry and Dandy: To minimize mess and make cleanup a breeze, lay down a dark-colored towel or invest in a waterproof blanket specifically designated for period play. Trust us, it's a game-changer.

Get Creative in the Bedroom: While some positions may be more comfortable or practical during periods, don't be afraid to get creative and explore what works best for you and your partner. Experimentation can lead to exciting new discoveries!

Set the Mood and Go with the Flow: Take your time with plenty of foreplay to help relax your body and enhance natural lubrication. Here's a fun fact: arousal can actually help ease those pesky menstrual cramps and make the experience more enjoyable for everyone involved. In fact, one study found that when vaginal stimulation leads to orgasm, sensitivity to discomfort drops by a whopping 75%! So, getting in the mood isn't just fun—it's also a form of natural pain relief!

Keep Protection Close at Hand: Just because you're on your period doesn't mean you're immune to sexually transmitted infections (STIs) or unwanted pregnancy, says Planned Parenthood. Always use appropriate protection, such as condoms or dental dams, to stay safe and prevent any surprises. 

If It Feels Off, Don't Force It: Above all, listen to your body and honor your own comfort levels. If something doesn't feel right or if you're experiencing pain/discomfort beyond normal menstrual cramps, don't hesitate to hit the pause button and reassess.

Benefits and Challenges of Period Sex

Ah, the age-old question: what are the benefits and challenges of period sex? Well, let's break it down, shall we?


Pain Relief: Masturbating during your period can be a game-changer for pain relief. Orgasm triggers the release of dopamine and serotonin, natural pain relievers that can ease everything from cramps to migraines. (it’s been scientifically proven!)

Mood Boost: Masturbation isn't just good for your body—it's great for your mood too. Studies show that the endorphins released during orgasm are linked to improved mood, leaving you feeling happier and more relaxed.

Better Sleep: Orgasm isn't just a stress-buster—it's also a sleep aid. Prolactin, released during climax, promotes sleepiness, making for a restful slumber. A 2019 study found both men and women snooze better after the big 'O'—solo or with a partner. So, trade screen time for playtime, and catch those Z's quicker than ever!

Stronger Orgasms: Increased blood flow during menstruation can enhance arousal and sensitivity, leading to stronger, longer-lasting orgasms. Plus, the natural lubrication from menstrual blood can heighten pleasure even further, said Dr. Sonia Bahlani, MD, a gynecologist and pelvic pain specialist in New York City, to Women’s Health Magazine.

Potential for Shortened Cycle: While it's not scientifically proven, Dr. Sherry Ross, MD, OB/GYN, a women’s health expert in Santa Monica, CA, and author of “She-ology: The Definitive Guide to Women’s Intimate Health. Period.” told Healthline that she's a believer in the idea that orgasms might help shorten your menstrual cycle. Her theory? Orgasms could trigger uterine contractions that speed up the shedding of the uterine lining.


Mess Factor: Let's be real—period sex can get messy. From blood stains to potential leaks, it requires a bit of extra cleanup and preparation.

Societal Stigma: Despite its potential benefits, period sex is still often shrouded in stigma and taboo, leading some individuals to feel hesitant or ashamed.

Comfort Levels: Not everyone may feel comfortable or confident engaging in sexual activity during menstruation, which can create challenges in finding willing partners or navigating personal boundaries.

Common Myths About Period Sex

Now, let's debunk a few common myths surrounding sex during periods, shall we?

Myth: It's Unhygienic. 

Reality: Period blood gets a bad rap, but here's the truth: it's no more unhygienic than any other bodily fluid. Studies clarify that it's not about flushing out toxins or rejected fluids. Instead, it's a mix of blood, vaginal secretions, and endometrial cells from the uterine wall—a complex biological cocktail, if you will. And as long as both partners are STI-free, it poses minimal health risks.

Myth: It's Painful. 

Reality: While some individuals may experience discomfort or heightened sensitivity during menstruation, WebMd finds that sexual activity can actually alleviate menstrual cramps and provide pain relief.

Myth: It's Gross. 

Reality: Hey, to each their own! While period sex may not be everyone's cup of tea, there's nothing inherently gross about it. It's all about personal preferences and comfort levels.

Myth: It's Only for the Bold. 

Reality: Period sex is a personal choice, and there's no right or wrong answer. Whether you're adventurous or more reserved, it's all about doing what feels right for you and your partner.

How to Make Solo Period Sex Work for You

Minimize the Mess: If you're worried about staining your sheets, there are a few tricks you can try. Use a menstrual cup or disc during penetration to block the flow of blood. Alternatively, wear a tampon during foreplay and remove it before penetration.

Focus on External Stimulation: Solo sex doesn't have to mean penetrative sex. Explore other erogenous zones like the clitoris, breasts, neck, and inner thighs using a vibrator or your fingers.

Get Creative with Your Environment: If you're concerned about cleaning up, take your solo session to the shower or bath. Just be sure to use plenty of lube, as water can wash away your natural lubrication.

Meet Your New Period Pals: LIT, Salty, and Candy

Get ready to reimagine your pleasure game with our trio of pleasure-packed toys—LIT, Salty, and Candy. These bad boys (and girls) are here to change the way you experience pleasure, whether it's that time of the month or not.

The best part? Menstruating shouldn't affect your orgasms one bit. In fact, there's no better time than when you're feeling a little frisky and need a break down there. Whether you're into bullet vibrators like Candy or clitoral stimulators like LIT, you're in for a treat.

Let's dive into what makes each of them a must-have addition to your toy collection:

LIT: The Ultimate Clit Stimulator

Get ready to light up your intimate moments with LIT, the clit stimulator that's about to become your new obsession. Powered by suction technology, LIT is a suction toy that offers a unique sensation that'll leave you weak in the knees and begging for more. Plus, with its ability to mimic the feeling of oral sex, it's like having a personal pleasure partner right at your fingertips. Say goodbye to period blues and hello to toe-curling orgasms with LIT!

Why LIT?

  • Mimics the sensation of oral sex for mind-blowing pleasure.
  • Offers targeted clitoral stimulation for intense orgasms (even more so because of increased blood flow to your clit during periods, oh-la-la!)
  • Splashproof design allows for play in the shower or bath (Easy cleanup afterwards will never NOT sound heavenly!)

Tips: For an even more intense experience, try using LIT in conjunction with a water-based lubricant like our DTF personal gel. This will enhance sensation and make every touch even more tantalizing.

Salty: The High-Powered Mini Wand

Say hello to Salty, the mini wand massager that packs a serious punch. Cute, discreet, and travel-friendly, Salty is your go-to for textured, sensational fun. With grooves on the body for added stimulation and 10 different speeds & patterns, it's guaranteed to take your pleasure to new heights. Whether you're flying solo or bringing a partner along for the ride, Salty is sure to spice things up in the bedroom.

Why Salty?

  • Textured design provides additional sensation for heightened pleasure. Because who wants smoothness when you can have some texture?)
  • Compact size makes it perfect for travel or discreet storage.
  • Multiple speed and pattern options allow you to customize your experience.

Tips: Worried about getting messy during period sex? Fear not—Salty is waterproof, so you can take it with you for a quick shower session without skipping a beat.

Candy: The Pocket-Sized Bedroom BFFs

Last but certainly not least, we have our newest addition Candy, the pocket-sized marvel that's about to become your new best friend. Whether you're craving G-spot or clitoral stimulation, Candy knows all the right moves to make your period sex unforgettable with 12 different speeds and patterns. Plus, its sleek, discreet design means you can take it anywhere, anytime, for on-the-go pleasure that never disappoints. Whether you're in the mood for some solo exploration or looking to spice things up with a partner, Candy the mini handheld massager ensures there's never a dull moment in the bedroom.

Why Candy?

  • Versatile design allows for both internal and external stimulation.
  • Sleek, discreet design makes it perfect for travel or use on the go.
  • 12 different speeds and patterns offer endless possibilities for pleasure.(Because why settle for anything less?)

Tips: Use Candy's ergonomic finger grip for precise control and targeted stimulation. Experiment with different patterns and speeds to discover what sends you over the edge. To learn more about candy, check out our blog on how to use Candy massager.


And there you have it, folks—period sex demystified, debunked, and celebrated in all its crimson-colored glory. Whether you're a seasoned pro or a curious newbie, we hope this blog has shed some light on the joys, challenges, and downright fun of getting down and dirty during Aunt Flo's monthly visit. So, grab your partner/personal massager, lay down a towel, and let the good times roll! And don't forget to check out our exciting lineup of products, now with 3 easy, interest-free EMIs available, to take your pleasure to the next level. 

Remember, it's all about personal preference and comfort levels. If period sex isn't your thing, that's totally okay. But if you're curious or intrigued, don't let societal stigmas hold you back from exploring your desires. After all, pleasure knows no boundaries—period.


About the Author

Tithi is your friendly neighborhood genderfluid, panromantic demisexual, and current M.A. Philosophy and Journalism student. Picture them as a philosophical explorer, navigating the wild terrains of gender and sexuality studies, armed with a pen mightier than any sword. They would like to contribute to a galaxy where labels lose their stickiness and identities are as fluid as their writing style.


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