Is period sex safe?

Yes, period sex can be safe as long as proper precautions are taken. During menstruation, the cervix is more open than usual, which can increase the risk of infection. It’s important to use protection such as condoms or dental dams to help prevent the spread of sexually transmitted infections (STIs)

Blood Borne Infections

It’s also important to be aware that menstrual blood can transmit blood-borne infections so it’s important to use protection and practice good hygiene during period sex

Heavy Flow

If your partner has a heavy flow, you may want to place a towel down or use a dark-colored sheet to prevent staining. It’s however essential to take a shower or wash up after sex to help prevent any infections


It’s important to communicate openly and honestly with your partner about their comfort level with period sex, and to always respect their wishes

Remember, every person's experience with their period is different, so it's important to be patient and attentive to your partner's needs and preferences.