The results are IN…
…and not only do you sick people LOVE our new provocative poll feature (hoooraaaaaaay, almost 1,000 people voted!!!), you also are overwhelmingly down to get freaky during “shark week” (aka the winning period-sex euphemism from my cousin Kim), because the lot of you are super into it after the first few days! Good for you gals GOING WITH THE FLOW, so to speak. Har har har. Let’s examine the breakdown:
So, I must admit that I’m surprised to see the 1st runner up being strictly no sex during “the bloody show“ (there’s a horrifying childbirth reference for the momz in the audience, and to bring the fear of god into the hearts of you not-yet-moms). 3rd place goes to the “I would, my partner won’t” category which is kind of fascinating… and the rest of the results speak for themselves.
Seems from the feedback that the main concerns amongst you are:
1. Getting your period the week of your wedding/honeymoon, if you’re not on birth control.
2. Not feeling sexy or comfortable enough, in general.
3. General messiness.
To which I say…..
a. you can “push” your period, with the aid of BC, even if you’re not currently on it. Just talk to your gynecologist about the options. If you’re uncomfortable with, or cannot tolerate hormones, try experimenting with the instead cup or sponges, which appear to be able to run interference for you if the flow is full-force. Here’s an interesting link with recommendations. (disclaimer: neither I, nor the person who wrote said linked post, are medical professionals. Talk to your doctor before “action”, so to speak.)
b. lots of us ladies get a surge of hormones that actually make our bodies crave sex during el periodo, but even if you don’t think you want it, doing the deed can help reduce cramping and irritability in ways that will blow. your. freaking. mind. Not only does the extra lubrication make the ride smoother (so to speak), but orgasms relax your muscles and release hormones which will ease your menstrual suffering. So even if you can’t involve your partner for some reason, try treating yourself to a good time that’s almost as medicinal as it is fun.
c. you have two options here: showers or towels. pick one. Easy peasy lemon squeezy. If you’re squeamish, just close your eyes. It will still feel good. Trust.
Community feedback in favor of the red nasty:
“Sex is messy by nature… sweating and bodily fluids are the by-product. What’s one more natural bodily fluid? I have an incredibly high sex drive anyway so to me… having sex during my period is better than no sex at all! Also, sex makes me feel better if I’m feeling yucky, physically or mentally. My advice to those hesitant, don’t be grossed out (it’s just another part of life) and try it, and then keep trying until you find something that works for you (shower, sponges, whatever). Don’t let another fluid keep you from having fun ”
“I’m not against it, but I wouldn’t push the issue if my partner was grossed out by it. It can get a little messy sometimes, but that’s what towels and showers are for! For those who talk about period cramps, I’ve found that it actually helps to alleviate some of that pain. Win/Win situation in my book!”
“Why slow down down the fun times?! All the parts fit together the same way, so we just throw down a towel and get to humping!”
“Why not, it helps with cramps and if your period is forever long then it can shorten it. plus with estrogen being so high you have a better chance for multiple orgasms. so, put a towel down and go at it.”
Community feedback against rag rollin’:
“I had a friend get a really bad UTI after period sex, so that’s one of the reasons I’ve been hesitant about it. (I was susceptible to them when I was younger, so I try to do what I can to avoid.) That and the aforementioned reasons of feeling really icky and not at all sexy. The fiance used to be really grossed out – he’s less so now, but I try not to push it. So, yeah, it’s a no for us too.”
“I can’t do anything at all on mine except soak in a hot bath, drink hot tea, and eat chocolate… the pain is excessive! My fiance always knows it’s “that time” because he’ll see me eating chocolate, lol.”
“I’ve tried it and didn’t like it. It was (TMI) slimy feeling and no fun for me, so we don’t do it anymore.”
Ahhhhhh, period sex. Look kiddos, we did it! Our first provocative poll I’m so proud of you, my chickens!
Stay tuned tomorrow for the next topic up for bat… its a fun ‘un! And if you have a topic you’d like to take the community temperature on, let us know in the comments and we’ll add it to the queue!
One, two, three….. Yayyyyyyy sex!