Angie Kent is one of Australia’s favourite TV personalities, from the Gogglebox couch to The Bachelorette mansion she’s always got something to say. She's now here answering all your burning questions about your sex life.
Question: How do I convince my partner that period sex isn't as bad as it sounds, and what are your tips for making it sexy?
Ahh, the age-old tale of what I am assuming is a cis-het man thinking period sex is bad news bears? If I have jumped right in and misgendered your partner, I do apologise... I have just heard this tale many times before with cis-het couples toing and froing about whether they should bang when it’s that time of month.
First things first, maybe come straight out and ask your partner why they think it is such a bad-sounding thing to have sex when you are menstruating. Perhaps society has stitched them up and led them to believe that when a person gets their period that sex is a no go zone... that it is gross. I don’t really blame men for thinking the way they do initially, because as I said society has stitched us all up when it comes to relationships, the patriarch, stock-standard masculine and feminine roles etc.
I do however think they should be held accountable if they don’t dig a little deeper and ask themselves why they think the way they do when it comes to anything to do with sex and the female anatomy. Do a little more research perhaps. Unlearn what was once taught to us (or not taught to us) in PDT (Personal Development and Thinking) or whatever it was called at your school back in the day.
Firstly, ask your partner why they think it is bad. From there you can get them to think outside of the box they were shoved in by society. Period sex isn’t for everyone but you should at least try it first before you just straight up say no. I mean, we are supposed to get our periods every month and it can last for a solid amount of time... are you going to avoid sex for a good 3-7 days every single month? Sad one.
For some people when they are on their period it makes them even hornier! So capitalise on that! Some people could not think of anything worse. Sometimes that is me as I can get hardcore PMDD or experience an endometriosis flare etc. Communicate about it. That’s forever my go-to – COMMUNICATION is key!
Some yummy benefits of having sex on your period - orgasms may help with cramps, sex triggers endorphins and endorphins make you happy and happy people don’t shoot their husbands (IYKYK, thanks Miss Woods).
Tips for having sex on your period
Some tips on having sex on your period – chat about it with your partner and put down a dark-coloured towel so the blood doesn’t wig you out if you’re one of those people that gets wigged out by blood.
Also, have shower sex! The blood washes straight down the drain plus the warm water will feel delicious. Keep wet wipes or some kind of cloth near the bed if you want to quickly clean up after.
Don’t let your period (or your partner's potential lack of education around period sex) put a stop to your sex life... we generally have our periods for a long a** time.
Have a chat about it and enjoy the ride (pun intended)
Happy humping x
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