According to Emma, barrier methods such as condoms are a good option for period sex. “There is generally a greater risk of passing on infections during sex when someone is on their period”, she says, “simply because most infections are easier to transmit in larger amounts of fluid than they are just from contact. After all, period blood is just another bodily fluid!”
So if you’re on your period and you want to get down and dirty, make sure your man suits up before he walks the red carpet.
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