Menstruation may be a basic bodily function, but it's loaded as hell in our culture. Throw in sex or not and things get even more heated. Some women find period sex is the only thing that gives them any kind of reliable relief from monthly, godawful period cramps.
Back to Pregnancy. Yes, although it's not very likely. If you have sex without using contraception, you can conceive get pregnant at any time during your menstrual cycle, even during or just after your period.
Though period sex can be a bit messy, it is safe. Orgasms may relieve menstrual cramps. Menstrual cramps are a result of your uterus contracting to release its lining.
Though it may pose some logistical concerns, there's no scientific evidence that having sex during your period is harmful to your health. Some women even find that having intercourse while menstruating brings several benefits and is more pleasurable than it is at other times. It's important to remember, though, that just because your body is eliminating your uterine lining because an egg was released but not fertilized doesn't mean you can't get pregnant while you have your period.
The reasons for increased libido are complex, and most likely involve an interplay of hormonal shifts, emotional states, and thoughts. For instance, some women report that they feel more sexual when they are on their period because they feel that the likelihood of a pregnancy resulting from intercourse is decreased though remember, getting pregnant is still possible, even when you are on your period! Other women feel more emotional during their period, and find that sexual activity is a natural outlet for this energy.
Period sex: the good, the bad, and the slightly messy. Is it safe? Will I like it?
Period sex is like pizza: If you want it, you deserve it. You're a human being whose sexual needs don't switch off when blood starts coming out of you. If sex during your period really isn't your thing, though, that's cool too — more on that ahead.
We respect your privacy. The virus may be present in menstrual blood. Therefore, doctors strongly encourage using a condom to decrease this risk.