We bang on a lot about period sex. Because, well, it's great.Plus we're very keen on breaking down the ick factor around getting sexual when someone's Adrianna Papell Cocktail dress menstruating.Is it ever okay to ask someone you're having sex with to change their pubic hair?Periods aren't gross, or dirty, or shark-attracting. They're just an entirely natural part of being a person. They don't suddenly make people nonsexual beings, they aren't an automatic barrier for sex, and they're not the big, scary bloodbaths so Coccinelle terra Tote bag CELENE many people make them out to be.If you just don't want to have sex on your period (maybe you don't feel sexy around that period of time, maybe your sex drive is low enough that you can happily go a week without sex), that's totally fine.
But if you're being held back from doing something you'd enjoy because you worry it's 'gross' or 'weird', that's a massive shame.Which is why we're a little sad to find out that while 30% of people want more period sex, 45% of women have had a male partner turn down sex because they were on their period.That's a bummer, because it means nearly half of us are missing out on sex we'd quite like to be having because our partners aren't fans.
Interestingly, though, it's women who are more likely to be unwilling to have period sex. A study from The Flex Company - the tampon alternative you can wear during period sex - found that women are twice as likely as men to turn down sex with a new partner thanks Sunglasses to a period.This could be down to many reasons, but it's worth noting that this stat applies to sex with a new partner - not a longterm relationship.