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3 Unexpected Challenges of Period Sex-and How to Handle All 3

Posted On: Nov 7, 2018   |   Posted By: StyleCaster

Period sex: You either love and embrace it or you hate and avoid it, but it doesn't have to be that way. There's definitely a correlation between menstruation and libido-hormonal changes can intensify sexual appetite , and orgasms can actually assuage period cramps (thanks to a release of dopamine, oxytocin and other pain-killing endorphins). And because vagina-owners excrete so much fluid while shedding the uterus, that extra lubrication can make vaginal sex go a lot smoother, too.
Thankfully, getting intimate during menstruation is becoming way less taboo-largely thanks to the mass media touting its allure. Still, many people face a whole host of intimacy challenges during menstruation that can certainly decrease desire. Here, we tackle three of them.
1. Period sex can feel “unclean”
Many religious texts suggest menstruation is “unclean” or “impure,” and that text has leaked into our modern psychological perceptions of menstruation according to Jenni Skyler, Ph.D., a sex therapist, sexologist and licensed...

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