Sex during that time of the month might sound like the least sexy thing ever, but, spoiler alert: It can actually be good for your health. Women’s health experts Debra Wickman, MD, and Shannon Chavez, PsyD, have five reasons to embrace period sex.
#1 ORGASMS > PMS
The Big O releases “feel good” chemicals like oxytocin, dopamine, and endorphins. These mood-boosters and natural painkillers can ease cramps and other assorted period pains.
#2 EXPAND YOUR SEXUAL HORIZONS
Let’s just be honest: Period sex can be messy. But avoiding your pristine white sheets can force you out of your comfort zone and inspire new sexual play, like shower sex, or getting kinky on a rubber sheet.
#3 NO LUBE NECESSARY!
Hear us out. If you can get over the gross-out element, period blood makes for a great lubricant during sex.
#4 AMP UP YOUR PLEASURE
Embracing the period “mess” can break down barriers to sexual enjoyment. Studies have shown that people that have higher arousal are less grossed out by bodily fluids and “messy sex.”
#5 BETTER MOOD
Mood changes are common during menstruation, so being intimate with your guy during that time of the month can actually make you feel closer.