Study Shows How Many Of Us Are Having Period Sex

For some people, that time of the month puts a stop to all bedroom activities. Period sex is something that a lot of people just aren’t on board with. They think that it is disgusting and messy. Others see it as a natural part of life and so they don’t mind it one bit.

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Regardless of where you stand on the issue, period sex is a hot topic of conversation. So hot of a topic that there has even been a recent study to look into it. They want to know just how many people are having sex on their period.

A large study

Studies into sex aren’t anything new. Remember when our own Martin Ward told us about the things women want to hear in bed? That isn’t the first sex study we’ve talked about, and it certainly won’t be the last. So it should come as no surprise that some people were eager to learn more about period sex and just where people stand on the subject.

The Kinsey Institute Condom Use Research Team (KI-CURT) teamed up with a leading period tracking app, Clue, in order to determine just how many people have sex on their period. Clue is incredibly popular, as it allows you to track not only changes in mood and flow, but also sexual activity.

Given how many people use the app, this study wasn’t small scale. In fact, it included 95,000 participants from 200 countries. That’s a huge amount of data, all focusing on just how much sex we have on our periods. So what exactly can we learn from this information?

Period is a scary word to some
Original source: Your Tango

How many of us have period sex?

At that time of the month, a large number of people will actively avoid having sex. The results of the study show that, of those involved, 15% “reported engaging in their usual sexual activity during menstruation”. In other words, for that 15%, absolutely nothing changed about their sex lives.

For the vast majority of people, it did. A whopping 49% said that they avoided any and all genital sexual activity when they were on their period. Further more, 21% said that they avoided even non-genital sexual activity on their periods.

However, not everyone seemed to be missing out when it came to sex while they had their period. 41% of those involved in the study said that they would avoid sexual contact involving their own genitals, and instead focus their attention on stimulating their partner. We can see why many people like to refer to a woman’s period as “blowjob week”, given this data.

For some, period sex is the chance to try something new, while others hate it
Original source: BuzzFeed

Why do we feel that way?

Period sex is something that leaves a lot of people feeling disgusted. They don’t quite understand what it is like, and have visions of that scene from ‘The Shining’ as soon as their partner parts their legs.

We shouldn’t need to tell you that this isn’t the case at all. According to the NHS, “the average amount of blood lost during a period is 30 to 40 millilitres”, adding that “9 out of 10 women” will lose less than 80ml. Considering that periods last between two and seven days, this isn’t that much when you think about it.

Yes, it can get messy, but it isn’t going to do you any harm. You could lay down some towels if you are worried, and using a condom will minimise the amount you get on your cock. Another option is to have sex in the shower. You won’t notice the blood too much, and it’ll be a fun way to spice things up!

Our feelings about sex on your period are as varied as we are
Original source: BuzzFeed

Do you indulge?

Period sex isn’t that big of a deal when you look at it. It just means messy sex, which can be a lot of fun in the right circumstances. However, it seems that a lot of people just don’t want to try it at all.

Are you the kind of person who gives a fuck about period sex, or are you an expert at riding the red river? Let us know what you think and share your tips and tricks in the comment box below.

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Lara Mills

Lara Mills is a writer who has four years of sex industry expertise behind her. Since she entered the adult industry, she has worked on the Escort Advertising forums, before moving into her current role three years ago.

Since then she has gained a fine reputation with her blogs on sex advice, sexual health and amusing news stories from around the globe. She is also a campaigner for the rights of sex workers from all over the world.

In her spare time, Lara keeps herself active by going running, and is something of a film buff. She also loves to go travelling.
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