Not to mention heterosexual men aren’t as grossed out by this whole thing as you might think. They are into period sex too.
“When in a relationship I enjoy sex while my significant other is on her period. I'm not sure why, but it makes me feel like a dog in heat and it's a major turn on,” offers Jesse, 27.
Jensen tells us that the men she works with often report that having sex with their partner during her period actually makes them feel closer and more connected.
“I’m not going to turn down sex, even if a woman is on her period. Sex is already super messy, so who cares?” adds Marc, 33.
And there is more to it than that. There are people who love period sex so much it’s an actual fetish. This is likely born out of the taboo nature of period sex. We want what we can’t have or what is considered “bad” or unsavory.” For others, period sex is just … well, HOT.
“I think the most wonderful thing about period sex is that it defies all the BS we absorb about menstruating bodies being disgusting and shameful. When you're having period sex you either don't care about those messages or you're enjoying reveling in your own dirtiness.” Tina Horn, host and producer of the kinky slut podcast "Why Are People Into That?" tells Kinkly.
Jensen says that we can’t accept and normalize this perfectly healthy practice without letting go of stigma. “This is important to note because although there are certainly fetishes surrounding the category, the broader population has to first accept period sex for exactly what it is - just sex,” she tells us.
So, why do people love period sex? Well, one of the key (if not obvious) things to note here is that people are into period sex because people love f*cking. Sure, there is fetish around period blood, but for the most part, people just want to have sex despite the obstacles. As much as we like to period-shame, many people aren’t going to give up sex just because of a little blood.
Think about this one for a second, if you didn’t (or don’t) have sex on your period, you’re missing out on five to seven days of sex every single month. Now, let’s say you began your period at 13 and go through menopause at 50. This means you’re missing out on exactly 2,579.5 days of sex in your life. That’s a lot of days. That’s a SH*TLOAD OF DAYS.
Many people have period sex because sex is awesome and periods are normal. Fifty percent of the population has a period. Instead of ostracizing people on their periods and period sex, we should just be more open about it. If everyone just STFU about periods, we’d all be having more sex. Period.
For others, they just plain like it. “For those who enjoy blood play, menstruating can be the safest, most organic way to revel in the smell, taste, feel, and head trip of their favorite fluid.” Horn tells us.
Normalize Period Sex. It’s the catchphrase for the next presidential election. (I will need payment for this idea, btw.)
There. I basically just solved the puzzle for world peace. You’re welcome.
*Names have been changed.