Today, we’re going to talk about something that some of us may find uncomfortable to even think about; having sex during your period. In particular, we’re going to have a look at menstrual cups and whether they can make sex better while you’re on your period. So, are you sitting comfortably? Great, then keep on reading to find out all you have to know about having sex with menstrual cups.
Most couples prefer not to have sex when the woman is on her period. As of such, having your period truly can break a romantic evening and your plan to have some amazing sex. However, even for those of you who are comfortable with having sex during your period, there still are some things you need to keep in mind. In fact, period sex does require some serious planning ahead! Besides, many people feel like sex does not feel quite the same when the woman is using tampons, comfort-wise. Recently, however, a new feminine hygiene product has hit the market; menstrual cups. Not only do they offer a more comfortable, economical, and environmentally friendly option compared to tampons, but they also offer a cleaner and sexier way to have sex on your period!
What is a menstrual cup?
First things first, what is a menstrual cup? A menstrual cup is a flexible cup crafted out of medical-grade silicone that is inserted into the vagina during your period. Unlike a tampon, the menstrual cup does not absorb the menstrual fluids but rather collects it. When you remove the cup, you can dispose of the fluids and, after washing it, use the cup again - making it a cheaper and greener alternative to traditional pads and tampons.
Menstrual cups have actually already been around for quite a while ever since the 1860s. They did, however, never really take off because of the fact that feminine hygiene during that time was not a topic that was openly talked about. As of such, it was not really until the 2000s when companies started to make menstrual cups from silicone that they became more popular. Although still not commonly used by the majority of women around, their popularity has grown significantly over the past few years.
Why use a menstrual cup?
The usage of menstrual cups brings along a number of benefits. First of all, they have been crafted out of medical-grade materials, making them 100% safe to use in and around your private area. Unlike many tampons and pads, menstrual cups do not contain any chemically treated substances. As a result, you won’t have to worry about any potential side-effects.
Secondly, as mentioned previously, rather than absorbing your menstrual liquids, they collect them. As a result, they won’t cause dryness by taking away all your vagina’s natural lubrication. This minimizes irritation, making their use more comfortable compared to tampons. Minimizing vaginal dryness does not only take away the risk of irritations, but it also makes sex during or just after your period more comfortable.
Another great benefit of menstrual cups is that they can be reused. Simply wash them with hot water, and you’ll be ready to use it again. Thanks to this, you’ll only need 2 cups to last for years to come. As a result, you’ll be creating less waste and you’ll be saving a lot of money as well. You may think that a tampon produces minimum waste, however, the truth is that the total amount of tampons and applicators discarded annually by women in the US alone can circle the world 19 times!! Imagine how much trash all the women around the globe produce per year, considering we all have our period once a month! If we could all use menstrual cups, the environmental results truly would be staggering.
Is it easy to change to menstrual cups?
If you’ve always happily used pads or tampons, it’s normal that you think twice before switching to another feminine hygiene product. After all, you’ll be using it around your private areas and you want to be 100% sure it’s safe. Besides, menstrual cups look different and, especially, bigger compared to tampons or pads. So, is it easy to change?
Well, the truth is that menstrual cups are, indeed, a bit bigger. However, they are flexible and, when used in the right way, extremely easy to insert. Therefore, as long as you’re using the right menstrual cup for you, the size really is not that big of a deal. Once you’ve gotten used to your cup, you’ll be able to save money, reduce waste, and feel more comfortable throughout the day!
Do menstrual cups make period sex more comfortable?
As we have already mentioned above, the biggest benefit of menstrual cups when it comes to sex is that they do not dry out your vagina. As of such, both sex and solo masturbation with an adult toy will feel better during your period when you use menstrual cups. Therefore, this question can be simply answered by a short yes. Menstrual cups do, indeed, make period sex more comfortable and less messy. So, if you’re one of those girls who’s extra-horny during her period, we will highly recommend you to change to menstrual cups for more comfortable period sex.