A healthy sex life leads to an overall wellness. Many studies have proved that people who have an active sex life, maintain a healthy mental and physical health. But is it safe to indulge in intimate sessions when your partner is chumming? Or does period sex life alleviate cramps and pain? There are a lot of queries that revolve around period sex we have tried to resolve here:
How safe is period sex?
“It is not safe to have sex when your partner is menstruating as the chances of contracting infections is very high – especially for men who don’t use a condom,” according to Dr Anuradha Kapur, Director and Head of Unit – Institute of Obs and Gynae, Max Smart Super Specialty Hospital, Saket.
You can enjoy foreplay when your partner is menstruating. Remember having sex during periods can be messy. So take extra precautions, if you still want to induldge in intimate sessions.
Pros and Cons
“There are no benefits as such. However, from a hygiene perspective, it is not very clean and can cause discomfort and infections to both the partners,” says Dr Kapur.
The extra lubrication can make period sex more exciting. Thi smay increase the chances of the partner entering too hard, which cam bother the cervix and make things even worse.
Are there any chances of getting pregnant?
It is a myth that women can’t get pregnant during their periods. Although it is unlikely to happen but it still can happen. Dr Kapur says, “The chances of getting pregnant are very low as the ovulation cycle starts after 14 days. But, we have seen cases where women get pregnant because of their high fertility or when the sperm quality is healthy.”
So don’t take chance, play safe and keep things under control.
What is ideal position to have period sex?
“There is no specific position for period sex,” suggests Dr Kapur. But if you want to have sex during periods, go for missionary. This is the position which makes things less messy.
Is it safe to have sex wearing tampon?
Havign sex wearing tampon is not safe. As tampon is inserted in same area so it makes period sex painful. The things can become complicated, in case the tampon is pushed inside the vagina.