A lot of us grow up hearing all sorts of myths about sex, and since many of us don’t get comprehensive sex education, some of these untruths never get corrected. Today, I’m here to change that! Well, I am not going be able to teach you everything you need to know about sex, but I will be busting some myths about period sex.
The misconception exists that you can’t get pregnant if you have intercourse on your period, but this isn’t true. It IS possible to get pregnant during this time of the month. So, if you’re not on birth control and not trying to get pregnant, always make sure to use a condom for intercourse during your period.
However, just because you can get pregnant it doesn’t mean you should avoid sex or intercourse altogether. Some people aren’t into the idea of having sex on your period, and that’s fine! But also know that there’s nothing wrong with having sex during your period–it can actually be really great. Some people find that they have increased libido during their periods, and that orgasms can reduce menstrual cramps. So, if you’re interested, have at it! Just put down a towel first (and maybe make sure your partner doesn’t faint at the sight of blood).