I know the idea of period sex can be a little off-putting. I mean…it makes sense! Any time you have blood coming out of you, it’s a little alarming, even when you know it’s happening and experience it every month. So, naturally, you probably don’t want to be having sex while you’re on your period. Or maybe you just don’t have anyone to have sex with. Or maybe you do want to have period sex, in which case you should head over here for some tips. But, if you don’t want to try out getting it on with bae while menstruating, there is a simple solution: period masturbating.
You probably don’t have to look around for reasons to masturbate, but I am going to give them to you anyway, since period masturbation tends to be a bit of a taboo subject. Sure, it’s a little unconventional, but it is nothing to be ashamed about! There actually are a ton of good reasons why you should be masturbating on your period. Weird, right? So, if you’re feeling a little on the fence about if you should show some self love while you’re bleeding, take a look at these important reasons why you totally should masturbate on your period.
You'll Have Better OrgasmsSupposedly, your orgasms will be more intense if you masturbate during your menstrual cycle. Your uterus is very sensitive during your time of the month, so the uterine contractions you experience during your orgasm can be super intense and even feel better. As if you needed any more reasons to masturbate. Image Source: iStock
It Can Shorten Your PeriodOkay, this is awesome. Not only can orgasms help regulate your hormone balance, they can actually help make your period shorter. Orgasms cause your uterus to 'contract' in a way that can help keep things moving. So, you might bleed a little bit while masturbating, but it just means that your monthly visitor will leave a little bit earlier. NICE. Image Source: iStock
It Relieves CrampsPerhaps the best reason to masturbate on your period is the fact that is a natural pain reliever, and can help all of your period-related (or non-period-related!) aches and pains. Yes, that includes cramps. Supposedly, if a woman orgasms, her pain is decreased by 75% due to endorphins and oxytocin being released. Image Source: iStock
Blood Acts As Natural LubeIt sounds gross...but it's true. You won't need to use any lube when masturbating on your period, since you're already, uh, pre-lubed down there. Be sure to wash your hands before AND after, but it's totally okay to masturbate when you're bleeding. Image Source: iStock
It Will Help Calm You DownYou know how you get stressed AF on your period? It happens. But, masturbating can release endorphins which make your feel a lot happier less stressed out about school, friends, or work. When you're on your period, you deserve some self care, so masturbating is definitely your best bet. Image Source: iStock
It Is Less Weird Than SexI know there is a bit of a weird stigma surrounding period sex. It can get a little messy, and you might feel a little too self conscious. That's okay! But, you still want to feel good, so you should (literally) take it into your own hands and have fun by yourself. You won't feel too uncomfortable, and it's a good way to get to know (and love!) your body. Image Source: iStock
You're Horny AFLet's be real: you are probably horny on your period. It's not just in your head, you probably really want to get it on in the weeks leading up to your period (when you're ovulating) and during your actual period. There is some conflicting scientific evidence regarding period hornyness, but it happens to a lot of girls, and masturbating can be a great way to relieve yourself. Image Source: iStock
Do you masturbate on your period? Tell us in the comments!