The way most people talk about period sex, you'd think it was a natural disaster you'd try and run from as fast as you can — and to be fair, sometimes it feels like a flood. But surely not all women see it that way. In this week's Sex Talk Realness , Cosmopolitan.
1. It Helps Ease Cramps
But the truth is that sex on your period has the potential to be pretty effing great, in more ways than one. Example: Natural lube! Orgasms have been proven to release endorphins , which are chemicals that increase feelings of pleasure and decrease feelings of pain. Your blood flow increases when you climax and your uterine muscles release pain-relieving chemicals to your brain — this double duo means real-life cramp relief. And you get an orgasm? Win win! For a lot of people, their flow comes with pretty serious headaches , which is where period sex can come in handy.
1. It’s rarely as messy as you think
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. When you have an orgasm, the muscles of your uterus also contract. Then they release. That release should bring some relief from period cramps.
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. Some partners think it's a total turn on.