SEX WITH THE RULE | That the blood does not reach the river: let’s talk

Irene Montero: “It’s going to be time to talk about having sex with your period”. With this assertion revolutionized the country the Minister of Equality in an act organized by Podemos on the occasion of 8-M.

Throughout history, sexual intercourse during menstruation has been a topic surrounded by myths and taboos in different cultures and societies. However, with the advancement of sex education and science, more and more people understand that having sex during their period can be a normal and healthy option for some couples.

These are the main implications to have sexual intercourse on the days when the woman is menstruating:

Sex during menstruation: health and medical implications

A woman looks at her menstrual calendar and holds a pad

  1. Reduction of menstrual pain: For some women, orgasm can help relieve pain. menstrual cramps and the pain associated with menstruation. The release of endorphins during orgasm can act as a natural pain reliever and improve general well-being.
  2. Changes in lubrication: Menstruation can increase a woman’s natural lubrication, which makes sexual intercourse easier. However, menstrual blood can also change the consistency and pH of the vaginal environment, which could affect the comfort of both partners during intercourse.
  3. risk of infection: Although intercourse during menstruation does not significantly increase the risk of infections for most couples, women may be more susceptible to vaginal and sexually transmitted infections (STIs) during this time due to changes in vaginal pH and the presence of blood. It is important to practice safe sex and use condoms to reduce the risk of infection.

Emotional and relationship implications of having sex on your period

  1. Communication and consent: Open and honest communication between couples is crucial to ensure that both parties feel comfortable and consent to having sex during menstruation. Some people may be uncomfortable with the idea, while others may see it as an opportunity for greater intimacy and emotional connection. the practice of cunnilingusObviously, it is not recommended unless one has vampiric leanings.
  2. Destigmatization of menstruation: Having sex during menstruation can help destigmatize and normalize this natural biological process, contributing to a more positive view of female sexuality and menstruation in general.

Practical considerations if you do not want stains or pregnancies

  1. Hygiene and cleanliness: To avoid the place being “The Texas Chainsaw Massacre” and maintain a hygienic environment, couples can choose to have sex in the shower, place a towel (old or disposable better) on the bed to avoid staining the sheets and /or the mattress or use specific products such as menstrual cups or tampons designed for intercourse during menstruation.
  2. Family planning and contraception: Although the chance of pregnancy may be lower during menstruation, it is not impossible. Therefore, couples should continue to use contraception to avoid unwanted pregnancy.

Do it with the rule, in the video campaign of the Ministry of Equality

Sexual intercourse during menstruation can be a healthy and rewarding experience for some couples, as long as the medical, emotional, and practical implications are addressed. Communication, consent and the practice of safe sex are essential to ensure satisfactory and safe intercourse for both parties.