Period sex is one of those taboo subjects that no one wants to talk about, but deep down, everyone wants to know the deets—so what’s the real deal? We spoke to women’s menstrual health app, Clue, to find out exactly what you need to know about having sex on your period….. See all 3 pages to get more pointers

1. Orgasms can ease cramps and symptoms of PMS

The endorphins released by orgasms can relieve common PMS symptoms such as stress (obvs), but they can also relieve menstrual cramps for some people—based on the strength and intensity of the climax. Vaginal orgasms have substantial alleviating properties, much more than clitoral stimulation.

2. Menstrual blood is 100% not harmful for the penis


It’s 2015 and all that, but some people are genuinely still under the impression that period blood is “impure” and carries infections that could spread if a guy gets in contact with it. Simply put, there is no truth to this—menstrual blood is a mixture of healthy blood and tissues that the body no longer needs, so absolutely no harm will come from him getting a bit of blood on his, ahem, sword.

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3. Orgasm may speed up the release of menstrual blood

Period sex is always going to be a bit of a messy affair, but you may notice more blood than expected, even if your period is fairly light. This is because orgasm increases the rate at which endometrial debris are expelled from the body, which in turn can decrease the length of your period. Basically, you can speed up your period by having sex. Win win, amirite?

4. Nearly a third of people have sex during their period

Just because no one talks about it, it doesn’t mean that no one is doing it! Research has shown that 30 percent of sexually active people have sex during their period—and many women even notice an increase in arousal around this time of the month. So if you’re getting it on more than usual during that time of the month, you’re not alone.

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