Women will get a menstrual period once a month during their reproductive years. There is no need to stay away from enjoying sexual activities during the periods unless you feel discomfort or are not enjoying it at all. Though it is somewhat messy to have sex while you are having periods, it is indeed safe. So, having sex at the time of menstruation can provide several benefits including some relief from the menstrual cramps. Read on to know more about sex when you have your periods.
The majordisadvantage to having sex on your period is the mess you create all around. The blood will get on you, your partner, and the bed sheets, especially at the time of heavy flow. Other than making the bed dirty, bleeding will make you moreself-conscious and anxiety can take away some or all of the fun you will have during sex.
Another downside about having sex during your period is the risk associated with spreading a sexually transmitted infection (STI) such as hepatitis or HIV. The viruses remain in the blood and may spread due to contact with an infected menstrual blood. It is advised to use condoms every time you enjoy sex with your partner as this will reduce the risk of catching or spreading an STI.
If you want to have sex during your period and you wear a tampon, then make sure that you remove it beforehand. If you forget to remove the tampon, then this may be pushed into the vagina at the time of sex. You will then have to visit a private gynaecologist in London to get it removed.
If you are not planning to conceive right now, then using protection is certainly a good idea, despite whichever part of menstrual cycle you may be engaged in. Your chances of conceiving will be lower at the time of period,however it is still possible to get pregnant during this time.Since every woman’s menstrual cycle is different, your cycle length can change on a monthly basis. So, if you are having a shorter menstrual cycle, then your chances of getting pregnant at the time of periodwill be higher.
You need to consider that sperms may remain alive in the body for almost seven days. Thus, if you are having a 22-day cycle and you ovulate soon after your period, then there is a chance you will produce an egg while the sperm is still present in the reproductive tract.
By using condoms, you can stay protected against sexually transmitted infections. Otherwise, you will catch an STI during your period and spread it to your partner at the time of intercourse as viruses such as HIV remain in the menstrual blood.
Ask your partner to wear a latex condom every time you enjoy sex to reduce the chances of getting an STI and conceiving. If you or your partner seems to be allergic to latex, then you may use other kinds of protection. Don’t feel ashamed to ask expert consultant gynaecologists for some recommendations to stay protected.
Make sure you do not let your menstrual period put a halt to your sexual life. By doing some preparation beforehand, your sex life will be enjoyable as well as pleasurable during those five days just like the rest of the month.
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