This practise can help you connect with the sacredness of your cycle, and let go of any shame surrounding it. Giving blood to the earth is also purported to help you to feel more grounded, rooted to the earth and connected to life and nature. Some women have even reported that it has helped them connect with their fertility.
Sex during your period is a personal choice but one thing is for sure, it’s not something to avoid because of shame and the feeling of being "dirty." Because of cultural influence it may feel a little taboo, but this can actually add to the feeling of being turned on. If you or your partner really want to avoid the "mess" the Ziggy cup is the perfect option for period sex.
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Nature definitely seems to have designed our bodies to enjoy intercourse during menstruation. An article in Heathline explains how the contraction and release of your muscles during orgasm can offer relief from menstrual cramps. Orgasm can also help the blood to be released from the uterus faster, resulting in shorter periods. Period blood offers extra lubrication and libido can be higher at this time of the month.
Sex during your period can be a time of deep bonding between partners. It can feel incredibly shame-busting to be accepted in all the realness and messiness of your blood. On a spiritual level, ancient cultures, believed that intercourse was a way to connect with the magical, life-giving properties of the blood. In Menstruation Across Cultures: A historical perspective, author Nithrin Sridhar shares how in Tantra it’s believe that higher states of consciousness can be reached through having sex during menstruation.
Connect with your body during your moon time. What kind of touch do you most desire? Energetically, menstruation is a time of releasing and letting go. It may be that fast, heavy thrusts, pushing upwards are the opposite of what you need. To connect with the magic of the blood you might want to try spiritual sex, focusing on slowing down and feeling every sensation. Perhaps with the person with a vagina on top, controlling the speed and pressure. If you are experiencing cramps then spooning, or any position that facilitates more shallow penetration can feel good. The good old-fashioned missionary position can be a way to rest, and completely let go.
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Everyone is different, and you may feel different at different points of your bleed. Ask your body what kind of touch you most desire, and connect with your innate wisdom before letting your partner know what would feel amazing. This is a time to be worshipped as the divine goddess you are.
You could try gazing into each others eyes, and taking slow deep breaths in unison. Resting in stillness with the person with a penis inside your vagina can be amazing. How long can you tease and tantalize each other, with gentle, millimetre like movements before picking up the pace?
Embracing the blood, and putting some towels or easily washable blankets on the bed can be helpful. There’s no shame being a woman who bleeds but if you do need an option that doesn’t involve clean up, you could try a menstrual cup like the INTIMINA Ziggy cup which is designed to be used for during your period.
Our monthly cycle may come with it’s negative side effects, pain, tiredness, and discomfort, but embracing the spiritual nature of this time, can help to embrace this time and notice the magic as well as it’s challenges.