Is period sex without a condom safe?
Recently I came across this article which talks about having sex whilst on your period. There’s a significant 15% drop of condom use whilst having sex on a period! 15%!
The article goes on to say:
“This finding is significant and concerning, because rates of STI transmission and acquisition are higher at certain times of the menstrual cycle, including during menstruation.
While condoms prevent pregnancy, they are also hugely significant in reducing STI transmission. It is possible to get pregnant during your period, although the day-specific risk is variable and depends on your cycle, age and health.”
Totally good points! I didn’t know about STI transmission/acquisition being more at risk during this time. Personally, I’ve only had period sex where a condom wasn’t necessary, though I did consider using some finger gloves during the process. I made sure everything and everyone was clean during and after the process, and there was no risk for pregnancy in my case though I will be more mindful of contraception in the future!
Let me know how you feel about period sex! Do you use a condom during it? Have you had it? Do you think it’s gross? Is period sex without a condom safe?