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Is It Really Possible to Make Period Sex… Well, Sexy?

Is It Really Possible to Make Period Sex... Well, Sexy?

How to make period sex a little more sexy and a little less… massacrey.

There’s no way around it: periods are a total pain in the vagina, and depending on how severe can be a total buzzkill in the bedroom. It’s not because we’re embarrassed by them—this isn’t high school, after all—but because we feel disgusting. We’re crampy, we’re bloaty, we’re definitely moody, and we just want to deal with our random diarrhea attacks in peace. With chocolate and Netflix.

My hatred of period sex has nothing to do with society conditioning me into thinking it’s “gross” or “wrong,” and I’ve never cared about what boyfriends think about it either. It’s a perfectly natural bodily process, but during said process my head simply isn’t in the game. Sex becomes this mechanical, awkward romp, and the logistics don’t do it for me.

But when your boyfriend’s looking at you with his I’m-about-to-hump-the-sofa-cushion face, you’ve got to do your best to play red rover in such a way so it benefits the both of you. Here are some pointers that really do help:

1. Always be prepared

Spontaneous period sex is one of the biggest buzzkills, since you’re not so much focused on the sex itself, but keeping the mess to a minimum. Lay a dark towel on the bed, and keep some handy wipes in your nightstand for a quick and easy cleanup afterward.

2. Set the mood

You might not feel all that hot, but you can always fake it till you make it. Dim the lights, light some candles, wear some kinky lingerie. Soon, you’ll be too busy getting busy to notice your period.

3. Have shower sex

If you’re not-so-prepared and don’t want to put your makeout on pause by looking for a towel and all that jazz, suggest getting frisky in the shower. It’s the best way to have period sex without feeling like you’re having period sex.

4. Do the menstrual cup thing

Menstrual cups are a sex-friendly alternative to tampons and sanitary pads. It collects blood instead of absorbing it, so you can leave it there during period sex and switch back to your regularly scheduled programming afterward.

5. Try new positions

Lying on your back or side will be less messy than a woman-on-top approach, since you know, gravity. Try upgraded versions of the standby positions, such as missionary with your legs hooked over his shoulders.

6. If the ick factor’s still going strong…

The cramps, the bloating, the wanting to crawl under a rock…ing. If you feel completely disgusting and miserable during your period, there’s nothing wrong with waiting until your heaviest flow days are over before pouncing on your guy. I mean, what’s the point of powering through if you’re just not into it? It’s your vagina. It’s your life. Do with both what you will. Period.

How do you feel about period sex? Yay or nay?

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