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Is It OK to Have Sex While You Have Your Period?

Is it OK and normal to have sex while you have your period?

It all depends on the couple and how they feel about having sex when a girl has her period. Some don't like the idea of having sex during a period. Some see it as a natural monthly break in the action. Others are perfectly comfortable with it.

However you feel, just be sure to talk it over with your partner beforehand to make sure you're on the same page.

A female who has sex with a male during her period can still get pregnant. Couples also can get STDs during this time. In fact, having sex when a girl has her period can make it even easier to spread some STDs. So always use a condom every time you have sex.

Reviewed by: Amy W. Anzilotti, MD
Date Reviewed: Oct 15, 2018

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