Learning to normalize and celebrate a natural process of the female body is so integral not only for the physical wellbeing enjoyment of women, but also for the mental wellbeing enjoyment of women and men. Not that I would know exactly when that is; I am not a morning person. So, how do you do it? And why? And will Winona still have an infatuation with Christmas lights in Season 2 of Stranger Things or what? I digress.
1. Think of Blood as Just Another Lubricant
There are plenty of great reasons to indulge in the joys of sex during your period, and a ton of ways to maximize pleasure when doing it. Still, in order to make it really worth your while, we asked sex experts for their tips on how to embrace sex during your period. Oh yeah, you heard us.
2. Engage in Tantalizing and Extra-Slow Foreplay
Here are basic answers to some of the most common questions about menstruation during the early years. Keep in mind that it never hurts to talk to a parent, caregiver, family friend, or a doctor about anything regarding your period that concerns you. If you are having your menstrual period, your body is mature enough for using tampons. While many girls get their first periods between age 12 and 14, you may have your first period at a younger or older age. Whether to use tampons or not is a personal decision, there is no age restriction. You must be sure to change it every four to six hours to lessen the risk of toxic shock syndrome. Use the lowest absorbency available and start with those that have a smooth plastic applicator with a rounded tip rather than cardboard. You may want to also use a pantyliner in case there is a leak.
Nearly half of women skip all genital activity during their time of the month, found a survey from period-tracking app Clue. It's time to stop shorting yourself of period sex. For one, you're likely off-the-rails horny , due to shifting hormonal levels. Second, having sex during this, uh, intimate time can make you feel even closer to your partner, adds certified sex therapist Holly Richmond, PhD. Beyond that, sex when you're menstruating can feel incredibly awesome more on that later and calm your moody mind, Richmond adds. It can be like sex any other time of the month," explains Marin. Ready to Marvin Gaye and get it on? Here are six things you should know first:. Before you get busy, "identify which sexual activities will be allowed and which will be off limits," suggests Janet Brito , PhD, a licensed psychologist and certified sex therapist in Honolulu. Then communicate those boundaries to your partner.