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Yes, You Can Have Sex On Your Period (And It’s Awesome)

Why period sex is the best sex.
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Period sex.

What was your first thought? Many people are disgusted at the thought. But why?

Women are taught to be ashamed of periods – we squirrel away our tampons so that male friends don’t see them, we keep quiet about our cramps and we swear that we don’t have PMS.

Being a queer woman has its advantages. For one, your girlfriend understands periods. That means that when you ask your her to pick up more pads, she doesn’t wrinkle her nose, and when you discover her period blood on the sheets, you wash them without asking questions.

Still, even some queer women get queasy at the thought of period sex. Here’s why you should give it a second thought.

Do you have cramps? Sex will alleviate that.

Orgasms are nature’s Tylenol. When you’re cramping, you could pop a handful of pills and hope for the best…or you could have an a natural pain reliever. Sex makes more blood flow to your uterus and releases endorphins that tell your brain that you are

Sex is a natural pain reliever. Sex makes more blood flow to your uterus and releases endorphins that tell your brain that you are very happy.

Obviously, sex doesn’t always mean penetration, so feel free to forgo a dildo. If you’re not yet comfortable with your partner being around you, stimulate yourself. But if you are comfortable, don’t be afraid to experiment.

It’s kinky.

When you’ve been with your partner for a while, you’ll eventually need to try new things in the bedroom, and some of them will be very kinky.

If you think about it, sex is already dirty – why else would they call it “dirty talk”? Plus, sex involves a lot of fluid exchange between a lot of “unclean” places already. You might as well change things up a bit; maybe bloodplay is for you.

It asserts that the female body is beautiful.

Society says that periods are dirty. Society also says a lot of really wrong things, like “Women should be submissive and chaste” and “Donald Trump should be president” and “Transgender women aren’t women.” By embracing your body when you’re on your period, you’re kicking the patriarchy in the face.

You own your body. You are proud of it. You will not let men dictate when you can and cannot have sexual pleasure.

Check out this article or this one for more about having sex on your period.

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J. Marie graduated from Duke University with a degree in International Relations and dreams of being a creative writer--dreams she's now realizing as a musical theatre writer in NYC. She's passionate about global black identities, black representation in media, and leather-bound notebooks. She also loves backpacking through a new country at a moment's notice, and speaks Spanish, Swahili and Standard Arabic.

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