Q: Is it possible to have sex while on my period?
A: Yes, absolutely. Some women worry that it may be dangerous for them or think that it's "gross" to have sex while on their period. But, as long as it's okay with your sex partner, there's nothing unhealthy or wrong about it. Some women actually experience heightened sexual arousal during menstruation, due to fluctuations in hormones. So, sex may even be better for some women while they're on their period. Either way, there's no reason, other than personal preference, to not have sex while menstruating.
Answers provided by Dr. Ross Avilla
Dr. Ross Avilla has been teaching Human Sexuality since 2013 and has a PhD in psychology from UC Davis. Dr. Avilla is not a clinician and all information and advice offered on this website is for educational purposes only.