Sexual taboos and stigmas surrounding menstruation and “period sex” have been present in cultures worldwide for centuries. Unfortunately, this has led to a certain amount of shame and embarrassment surrounding the topic and many women feel uncomfortable discussing or engaging in sexual activities while they are menstruating.

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Menstruation is a natural bodily function and women should not feel ashamed or embarrassed about it.

In recent years, there has been a push to stigmatise menstruation and more and more people are recognising that there is nothing dirty or shameful about it. However, the issue of sex during menstruation is still a topic that makes many people uncomfortable. It is time to break down the barriers and start talking about sex during menstruation openly.

One reason that some people may feel uncomfortable having sex during menstruation is due to cultural and religious beliefs. In some cultures, menstruation is seen as a sign of impurity, and women are expected to abstain from sexual activities during their periods. However, it is important to remember that these beliefs are often based on outdated and unfounded ideas, and they should not dictate our choices.

Another reason people may be hesitant to have sex during menstruation is due to concerns about hygiene. Some people worry that it will be messy or unhygienic, but this is not necessarily the case. There are plenty of ways to minimize the mess, such as using a menstrual cup or wearing a tampon. Additionally, sex during menstruation can actually help to alleviate cramps and other menstrual symptoms.

It is important to note that not everyone will be comfortable with having sex during menstruation, and that is perfectly okay. People have different preferences and boundaries when it comes to sexual activities, and it is important to respect each other’s choices.

If you are considering having sex during menstruation, it is important to communicate openly with your partner. Talk about any concerns you may have and make a plan together to ensure that you are both comfortable and happy with the experience.

It is time to stigmatise sex during menstruation. Women should not feel ashamed or embarrassed about their bodies, and they should feel empowered to make their own choices when it comes to sexual activities. By breaking down these barriers and opening up the conversation, we can help to create a more inclusive and sex-positive society.