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She’s on her period, can you still have s£x? Find out here




Omowunmi just got married and has been so happy and excited her husband Timi, has been so sweet to her. There have been no fights or quarrels and she’s been enjoying the love and affection showered on her. Few days ago, she and her husband had their first fight since their marriage. Timi had requested for sex while she was on her period and she had refused. Omowunmi could not comprehend the idea of having sex during period but Timi thinks there’s no big deal in it. Her refusal to give in to Timi’s demand got him really pissed that he refused to speak with her throughout the day. In response Omowunmi felt so hurt by her husband’s demand and his reaction towards her. How could he possibly ask for sex while she’s “on”?

In some societies and cultures having sex while menstruating is frowned at. Some actually term it a taboo and women are expected to abstain from sexual relations as long as their period lasts. Women and men generally, have varying opinions regarding sex during period. Is it safe? Is it healthy? Here are few things you should know about sex during period.

  • There is a higher risk of STIS and pelvic infections
  • Due to the flow of blood, little or no lubrication is needed which makes sex pain-free
  • Chances of getting pregnant are very low but pregnancy can still occur
  • Sex during period shortens the period length
  • Having sex during period relieves menstrual cramps

If you take proper precautions, having sex while on your period should not create problems for you. Is your partner asking for sex while on your period and you are uncomfortable about it? Discuss it and reach a safe agreement.


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Mofeyintioluwa is a health enthusiast who has particular interests in nutrition and fitness. She also loves music and enjoys reading Christian biographies. She thinks social work and public health are noble professions. Ultimately, she's exclusively for Jesus.

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