As Amanda Chatel points out on Bustleit's also worth noting that "period blood" isn't all that bloody. It also means that your partner is likely to feel more turned on than grossed out—even if they're initially weary of period sex. Just think of it as a sexy, red power lube. Most of period fluid consists of uterine lining, or endometrial tissue, which varies in color and texture. Some couples even find that period sex is more intimate than intercourse at other times of the month.
Orgasms release oxytocin, dopamine, and endorphins in the brain.
Why You Should Be Having Sex On Your Period
Why not find out if you're one of these lucky ladies? While Aunt Flo might leave your sheets a little messy, the physical and mental benefits of period sex can make your cycle far more pleasant, and even spice up your sex life. Sex can even provide relief from period migraines and cluster headaches, according to a study published in Cephalalgia. Some couples even find that period sex is more intimate than intercourse at other times of the month. While period sex can get a little messy, there are also many benefits to getting it on while you're "on the rag. If you're feeling frisky as "shark week" approaches, it's not all in your head—your genitals and pelvic area become increasingly swollen before and during menstruation, which makes you physically crave sex.