Can You be Physically Intimate during Menstruation?
Sexual contact during periods does not cause harm by itself, but it carries high risk of getting infected by the partner, if he/she is infected. This is because the uterus lining sheds off and is almost not present during menstruation exposing the uterus and the blood stream to organisms, hence increasing the risk of infections. Herpes genitalis causes breakouts during menstruation in certain women, increasing the risk of transmission of infection with sex during periods.
Another concern for couples to have sex during periods is the chances of getting pregnant without using any means of contraception during that time. Chances of getting pregnant with sex during menstruation are highly unlikely. However, in case of spotting that occurs occasionally during ovulation time in some women, which when mistaken as a period, has higher chances of getting pregnant with unprotected sex.
It is important to understand your partner’s interest and comfort level before deciding on whether to have sex during periods or not. In case of willingness by both the partners, to have sex during periods, it is necessary to practice safe sex, using condoms to avoid pregnancy and transmission of sexually transmitted infections.
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