For when you want to make a mess.
For all the progress we’ve made in the last few years with menstrual equality, one thing remains surprisingly taboo: period sex. Especially if you sleep with people who’ve never had a period of their very own, the idea of seeing blood and thinking “pleasure” creates a little cognitive dissonance. And that’s a shame, because period sex can be awesome. Ali Wong in her stand-up special, Hard Knock Wife, recounts a scene in which she was about to sleep with a guy, but bashfully revealed beforehand that she had her period. She proclaims his response—“Let’s make a f*ckin’ mess, Ali”—the most romantic thing she’d ever heard. That’s because being into your partner’s period is hot as hell!
For you readers who are already all about period sex, or interested in giving it a whirl, we’re here to help it go smoothly. By following just a few simple tips about communication and being extra prepared (perhaps using some of the numerous new products that have hit the market recently, below), you can maximize your time of the month and all of its sexy benefits. Here are six easy ways to make period sex the best kind of sex.