I’ve always been pretty neutral about period sex. It doesn’t gross me out and I don’t think it’s a big deal since you’re already exchanging a ton of fluids when you have sex. However, it wasn’t until I actually tried it myself that I realized how foul it is. Maybe it’s because of my flow but it was a mess and I’ll never do it again.
I Felt Disgusting.
I rarely ever feel sexy when I’m on my period. In fact, I feel pretty gross. Besides the fact that I’m bleeding from my vagina, I’m usually bloated, gassy, and thanks to hormonal changes, covered in pimples. Trying to have sex while I felt like a real-life ogre was a humbling and uncomfortable experience to say the least.
There Was Only So Much We Could Do.
The only position I felt capable of doing while on my period was missionary. Oral sex? Absolutely not. The idea of my boyfriend going down on me while I bleed was something I couldn’t even entertain. I thought maybe it could work if I was on top or in doggy style, but nope! I had to remain on my back on top of towels that were meant to keep the bleeding from my getting all over my sheets.
I Wasn’t About To Hop In The Shower.
Supposedly, period sex is easier if you do it in the shower because it’s less of a mess and the warm water can be soothing, blah blah blah. I’m not saying it’s not better in the shower, but shower sex is hard (even when you’re not on your period). I’ve never had a good shower sex experience and I was definitely not going to try it again while bloody.
But I Was Super Horny.
I don’t know about you, but I’m super horny whenever I’m on my period, so the fact that I was restricted to missionary and I couldn’t really get my freak on was just a huge disappointment. It was almost a complete waste because not only did I feel uncomfortable the entire time, I wasn’t able to reach my full climax, which only made me hornier.
We Still Had To Use A Condom.
I have nothing against using protection during sex, but I didn’t know I had to on my period. As silly as this might sound, I thought one of the allures to period sex was avoiding pregnancy. False. You can still get pregnant during period sex, so what exactly is the point of doing it? I just don’t know.
Sexually Transmitted Diseases Are Even More Likely.
Not only can you still get pregnant, but you’re more likely to be infected with an STD during period sex because your cervix is slightly more open than if you weren’t on your period. So I ask again, what the hell is the point of period sex if you can still get pregnant AND you’re more likely to catch something?!
Blood Was Everywhere.
For all those people who told me blood doesn’t get all over the place when you have sex on your period, thank you for lying to me! There was so much blood! It wasn’t like a gruesome crime scene or anything but there was definitely way more blood than I could’ve imagined and it got everywhere. On the towels, on the sheets, on my underwear, and all over the condom. NOPE.
My Cramps Didn’t Decrease.
I’ve read a lot of articles that discuss how soothing period sex can be for cramps. I can’t relate to that. If anything, my cramps increased while I was having sex and after we were done, my period was even heavier than when we started. Maybe my menstrual cycle is wonky but having sex on my period definitely didn’t help my overall flow.
The Intimacy Is A Little Too Intimate.
There is NOTHING more intimate than having sex with someone on your period. Nothing! I mean, think about it for a second. Blood is coming out of you and the man (or woman) you’re with is still looking at you like you’re the sexiest being he or she’s ever seen. That’s crazy! Even though I liked the idea of being that close to my boyfriend, I also hated it at the same time. I just found it kind of weird that he didn’t find it weird.
It Smelled Terrible.
All blood smells, but period blood smells horrible. I couldn’t handle it, and it didn’t help that there were a lot of other scents going on too. (Has anyone else ever realized how smelly sex is?) Period blood mixed with the smell of semen mixed with the smell of sweat mixed with the smell of a condom is the worst scent in the world.
Comfort Is Key.
If you’re not really comfortable having sex on your period, you shouldn’t do it! I wasn’t comfortable but I thought once things started, I’d relax more. I didn’t. So if you and your partner aren’t gunning to have sex during your period, avoid it at all costs.
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