Deciding to engage in period sex involves a certain amount of bodily comfort and an open mind. Although it may not be for everyone, there are health benefits to having sex on your period that may make you reconsider your stance on getting down during shark week. In fact, it just might help relieve many of the symptoms that make periods so painful and obnoxious in the first place.
If you've never given it a shot before, then you may want to keep a few things in mind. First, there is nothing inherently gross or unclean about menstruation — it's just a normal bodily process that has been vilified in many ways for far too long. And if you can keep this perspective in mind, it's easy to reframe the idea of period sex as a normal part of a healthy romantic life. Although you will probably want to give your partner a heads-up when it is that time of the month, chances are your SO will not be as grossed out by the concept as you fear. What's more, sex during this time may help you have fewer cramps and other pains, as well as potentially lighter periods overall. Maybe if you can keep the romance going, your period week won't have to be a total drag.