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Q&A: Why am I horny during my period?

I feel like I get really horny during my period. I worry about having sex because of the mess but it’s so frustrating because it just feels like the time I am most turned on. Is this normal? Surely that’s the time you should feel least aroused? What’s the deal?

J.

Hi J,

Many thanks for your email!

Good news – it’s perfectly normal to feel extra frisky just before or during your period. Levels of the hormone progesterone are at their lowest during that time of the month, meaning that your levels of horniness equals that of a teenage boy. Also, as the the body retains more water just before your period, you may feel extra pressure from the bladder on the G-spot. This could translate to feelings of increased arousal and pelvic heaviness.

Solutions for avoiding messy period sex

soft-sponge-tamponsUsing soft sponge tampons during sex takes care of any unwanted drippage. Simply pop the soft sponge in, enjoy yourself and change to your usual type of sanitary product after. The sponge sits at the top of the vaginal canal, soaking up any blood and can’t be felt during sex.

Pop a towel under you – this trick is great for days with low flow.

Have sex in the shower – let the water wash away the blood whilst you concentrate on having fun!

Find out if partner/s enjoy your period – some people really get off on rag week. Your period could be an unexpected bonus.

Period sex can relieve cramp and back pain

Having sex on your period could make it easier to have orgasms as you are feeling extra horny,. Orgasms can help relieve cramp and back pain, so in our opinion, it’s a win-win situation!

We hope that’s put your mind at rest. Don’t worry about it – just get on with having lots of hot sex!

Lots of love, Team Sh! xx

 

 

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