Period sex is often a controversial topic, despite it being a decision most women have to face every 28 days or so. Some treat it as the be-all and end-all, while others are pretty chill on the matter. I’ve encouraged some friends to open up about their own experiences to create a dialogue about this sometimes sticky issue. Here is what they had to say.
What’s your sexual orientation?
Person A: I’m Bisexual
Person B: I’m into girls, so straight.
Person C: Um I’ve never really popped a label on it, but I guess pansexual?
Person D: I’m Bi
Person E: I slay poontang
Are you currently in a relationship?
Person A: Yep, but it’s long-distance.
Person B: I’ve been with my girlfriend since February.
Person C: Yes, I’ve been with my boyfriend for just under three years now.
Person D: No, but I have a few people who I regularly sleep with.
Person E: Yea, I’m slaying some mad puss right now.
Have you had sex with someone on your/their period? If not, Would you?
Person A: So, I’ve never actually had sex with a girl before. Would I? Hmmm, maybe when I’m old and I am looking to try some new kinky stuff like strap ons or something equally as wild then I’ll give it a try, but for now I’m good. I don’t find blood sexy.
Person B: Yes, people/society make it out to be a lot worse than it actually is. It was a completely normal experience; personally, I find there to be not a huge amount of difference to sex when she’s not on her period.
Person C: That’s not something I’ve ever really thought about. I don’t get periods – I take the pill continuously because I find the whole blood coming out of your vagina situation rather inconvenient. I’ve heard it’s meant to be good for period cramps though and I often find I’m hornier at the end of my pill packet, so yea I probably would – just in the shower.
Person D: Yes, I have had it, but only on the fourth day of my monthly flow. The only reason I don’t have sex on my period is because I don’t want to have to change the sheets. I don’t think I would ever have sex with a girl on my period because I don’t like the idea of having blood in my mouth, or under my nails.
Person E: I’ve never deliberately tried it, but it happened once. I didn’t realise until the end, but for me the sight of blood is not sexy in any context. When my girlfriend is on her period, we tend to slay using toys.
- Wear a Condom: This might seem obvious, but you can still get pregnant if you have sex on your period. Besides, a condom will help immensely in the clean-up process.
- Try it in the shower: This tip is great for those who don’t want to change the bedsheets after. Alternatively, lay down a towel if you’re trying to keep the water bill to a minimum.
- Experiment: If your partner’s not comfortable with period sex, mix things up and experimenting with things you haven’t done together before… like badminton.
- Ladies Try FLEX: Flex is a disposable menstrual disc, which sits just higher than your vaginal canal, allowing you to have period sex without any of the mess.