Sex, menstruation or the combination of the two, i.e. sex during menstruation, continue to be taboo subjects. You’ve probably wondered at least once about this story, whether or not it’s normal to have intimate relations during that time of the month when you’re bleeding. Maybe you’ve been embarrassed to ask a friend and, although you wish you had, you haven’t opened up about it with your partner until now. First of all, let’s clear things up! Menstruation is not something to be ashamed of, it’s proof of your health as a woman. Secondly, sex and intimate relationships are important parts of every couple’s life, every person’s life. We encourage you to be open with yourself and your partner and don’t be ashamed to discuss, research and want to know more.
Now, as far as the so-called normality or abnormality of menstrual sex is concerned, things are debatable. Sex during bleeding is not forbidden, blood is not dirty, but you may as well choose not to have sex during menstruation. It’s all about your own choices, the way you feel and the decisions you make yourself. Our advice is not to feel ashamed in any way!
In this article you will find information to help you better understand what period sex is all about and how you can enjoy yourself even during those days of the month.
Sex during menstruation is a personal choice
You can’t have sex on your period – this is a myth! There is nothing abnormal or shameful about it, but the choice must be yours. Discussion with your partner is extremely important in this case. It is essential to feel comfortable in your own skin and not to consider menstrual blood as something bad or dirty. Menstruation is living proof that you are a healthy woman.
And if you’re thinking that menstrual sex might mean discomfort in terms of any stains left on your bedding or certain surfaces, we have a tip for you. The FemiEko menstrual disc can be used when you have sex, but beware, it doesn’t work as a contraceptive method and it doesn’t protect you from an unwanted pregnancy.
Yes, you can have sex while wearing the Femi.Eko menstrual disc
Let’s give you some details about having sex while wearing a menstrual disc. This device has been developed by Femi.Eko specialists to provide increased comfort for women and is innovative in that it is suitable for various cervical heights, i.e. it fits any woman.
The menstrual disc has a universal size that does not take into account menstrual flow, cervical position, age or childbirth. The menstrual disc is used inside the vagina, where it naturally collects blood. It is positioned under the pubic bone and thus, it fits across the width of the vaginal canal, and not under the cervix. It doesn’t make a vacuum and because it’s not positioned in the vagina, you can have sex on your period while wearing it.
The big advantage is that there will be no excess blood. However, we recommend that you pay extra attention afterwards when you have to take it out, as there is a possibility that it will be pushed higher than usual. As mentioned above, the menstrual disc does not protect you from sexually transmitted diseases and does not work as a contraceptive method.
On the other hand, it is contraindicated to have sex while wearing a disposable tampon or menstrual cup. We’ll explain exactly why. Although the menstrual disc is a product that is inserted into the body, like tampons or menstrual cups, it will sit diagonally across the vaginal canal, collecting menstruation much higher up. So it doesn’t take up space in your vagina, and this allows you to have period sex while wearing it. This is not the case with menstrual cups or disposable tampons, which fit straight into the vagina.
Menstrual sex is as normal as it gets, as long as it is your choice. You don’t have to give up things and activities that you want to do just because you’re on those days of the month. Don’t be ashamed of your period, be happy that you are a healthy woman!