Wimmens: Does period sex help *YOUR* cramps and/or menstruation duration?

Wimmens: Does period sex help *YOUR* cramps and/or menstruation duration?

kck kck
I've read that having sex while on your period can help alleviate painful cramps and also shorten the duration of your period. This is because climaxing increases uterine contractions, causing blood and lining to be released more quickly. I've also read that the endorphins released during orgasm can help relieve menstrual pain. (i.e. - Epigee, a sex-education resource for women)

In my own experience, I have success with one of the two. Having sex during (or right before) my period drastically decreases my duration time from the average 6 days to just 3 days (YAAAAY!!!). However, these three days are much more painful than the longer 6 days (BOO!!).

So, ladies of EF, what's YOUR personal experience? Does period sex help relieve your cramps? Does it make your periods shorter? Or does it do nothing for you but make a mess? Please feel free to share your experiences!!!
Answers (private voting - your screen name will NOT appear in the results):
Period sex relieves my cramps.
51
Period sex shortens the duration of my menstraution.
18
Period sex does NOT relieve my cramps.
23
Period sex does NOT shorten the duration of my menstraution.
27
Period sex is worth the mess.
44
Period sex is nothing but an unwanted mess.
24
Other ('splain)
21
Total votes: 208 (112 voters)
Poll is closed
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kck kck
Woah! Based on the voting, there's such a diversity of experiences! Very interesting
09/13/2010
Coralbell Coralbell
I get really bad cramps and have to take prescription painkillers, but after an orgasm they go away for a while. I've never noticed having a shorter period though. I don't actually have sex during my period, I just stick to clitoral stimulation.
09/13/2010
Envy Envy
It helps my cramps lessen, though i don't have sex, i just play with toys.
09/13/2010
Blinker Blinker
I've never been around my guy to actually have sex while on my period (though we've been together for over 2 years) but I am my horniest during my period and would definitely go for it, especially for the relief of cramps.
09/13/2010
Alegria Alegria
I've never had it. That transition from wearing my diva cup to him putting on a condom would be weird and somewhat mood-destroying for me.

I would really like to get laid then though! That week is torturous for me. I usually just stick with a quick clitoral orgasm and that sometimes helps.

I heard that the endorphins released with an orgasm are what stop cramping.
09/13/2010
Airen Wolf Airen Wolf
Quote:
Originally posted by kck
I've read that having sex while on your period can help alleviate painful cramps and also shorten the duration of your period. This is because climaxing increases uterine contractions, causing blood and lining to be released more quickly. ...
Speeds up the period and evens out the cramps so that they are less disorganized and hurt less. It's definitely worth the mess.
09/13/2010
Liz2 Liz2
Lessens cramps for me and seems to shorten my period as I guess sex gets things moving quicker. If I don't have sex for some reason, I masturbate fairly frequently during my periods if I have the chance.
09/15/2010
SexyySarah SexyySarah
I helps my cramps, but since I've had baby number 2 I don't get cramps, or at least not that often. Also, hubby won't do it on the rag! Ugh, I've tried several times cause I'm always horny on the rag, but he at least did anal with me!
09/15/2010
Ketsu11 Ketsu11
I have really bad cramps and find that orgasms do help relieve the pain, though the actual act of having sex or stimulating the clit can make it more painful up until the point of orgasm.

As far as shortening the duration, I've had mixed results. Sometimes it has helped, especially by eliminating the days toward the end of very light bleeding, but other times it hasn't done so much. It seems like the timing of having sex has to be just right to get it to work.
09/15/2010
deltalima deltalima
I had sex once when I thought I was through my cycle, it was the last day but after, I spotted a bit. I do think it helps with cramps and any other pain.
09/15/2010
oohlookasquirrel oohlookasquirrel
My duration is always pretty short, especially since I started usiing my divacup, so I can't really comment on that.

Orgasms are definitely great for cramps, but my cramps have never been all that terrible. To be honest, I probably wouldn't be in the mood for sex if I had really bad cramps because pain can put a huge damper on my libido.

That being said, I am SO HORNY when I am on my period. I don't know how I could say no to period sex. I'm on the pill, and I swear that my hormones return to normal and I'm suddenly completely horny until the week is up and my libido goes back to its usual, diminished state, thanks to the pills. sigh. I need to get an IUD one of these days when I'm not completely broke.
09/15/2010
~LaUr3n~ ~LaUr3n~
Alleviates cramps if it is not in the middle of my cycle. Otherwise it helps for a bit.
09/15/2010
Trashley Trashley
I'm super horny too during, but I couldn't stand the thought of period sex unless I was SMASHED drunk...
09/16/2010
clp clp
I've never had period sex, although my sweets is willing (again: LDR). I voted yes on this, though, because masturbation takes pain away faster and more efficiently than anything else I could buy, take, or do.
09/16/2010
Love Buzz Love Buzz
It certainly helps to bring mine to a survivable level of discomfort, but I usually only have sex on the first day or so and always in the shower, so much easier to clean up
09/16/2010
sexysweetieshan sexysweetieshan
For me I think period sex makes my cramps slightly worse. Especially if I orgasm. It also seems to make it last about a half a day to a day LONGER. Maybe I'm just weird.
09/16/2010
Liz Liz
I've never had period sex, so I can't say... not my thing at all. I am completely not in the mood during that time of the month.
09/16/2010
sexysweetieshan sexysweetieshan
Quote:
Originally posted by Liz
I've never had period sex, so I can't say... not my thing at all. I am completely not in the mood during that time of the month.
I seem to be much MORE in the mood during that time of the month. Haha.
09/17/2010
softkkisses softkkisses
I'm so not going to do it, but I'm so in the mood to..
09/17/2010
Alicia Alicia
We don't have period sex often unless it's like the last day of my period. We have period oral a lot though with my diva cup in. It does relieve cramps most of the times, but sometimes it'll actually make them worse. At the end of my period sometimes I will think that my period is over and then we have sex and the orgasm actually brings my period back on for another day.
09/17/2010
P'Gell P'Gell
Orgasm and sex really help my cramps, especially if I can "catch" them before they start. But, even if they start, the sex helps a lot. If I don't have an orgasm, the cramps are worse, so that really needs to happen.

Period sex does not cause my period to be shorter.

My Man doesn't mind having sex during my period, I've never used a Diva Cup or anything like that. I just take a warm bath before and if we both need a shower after, it isn't a big deal. It's just bodily fluid, not much different than regular lubrication, we use a maroon sheet and a maroon towel and as I get really horny during my period anyway, we always have a good time.
09/17/2010
mrs.mckrakn mrs.mckrakn
i hate it. messes with my cycle
09/19/2010
Shellz31 Shellz31
I find solo play helps tone the cramps down. But unfortunately it doesnt shorten it....
10/02/2010
Hot'n'Bothered Hot'n'Bothered
Never tried...just don't want to bother with the mess.
10/02/2010
P'Gell P'Gell
Quote:
Originally posted by Hot'n'Bothered
Never tried...just don't want to bother with the mess.
I figure I've had about 240 periods, give or take since I first started having sex. That's an average of about 1440 days. That 51 months. That's 3.9 years of menstruation I would have had to have gone without sex IF we didn't constantly get it on when I'm On the Rag.

No thanks. I'll deal with the mess. I don't do well without sex for more than a day or so.

Mileage and all that stuff. But, damn. FOUR YEARS without sex? Never. (Even if it's only in 6 to 8 day periods.)
10/02/2010
sexysweetieshan sexysweetieshan
Quote:
Originally posted by Hot'n'Bothered
Never tried...just don't want to bother with the mess.
I know every woman is different, and has different periods and all that, but for me personally, it's really not that big of a mess. Throw down a towel, either wash up or shower quickly afterwards. It's no biggie. My husband was kinda leary at first, but I got him to try it and now he doesn't mind. He just.... doesn't look. He gets it on and gets the job done. Then he jumps up, runs to the bathroom to wash off, while I just gather up the towel (usually with nothing much on it), and throw it in the washer.
10/02/2010
kck kck
Quote:
Originally posted by P'Gell
I figure I've had about 240 periods, give or take since I first started having sex. That's an average of about 1440 days. That 51 months. That's 3.9 years of menstruation I would have had to have gone without sex IF we didn't ...
I love how you've done the math!
Good to know. I'll march onward with my period sex!
10/03/2010
Hot'n'Bothered Hot'n'Bothered
Quote:
Originally posted by P'Gell
I figure I've had about 240 periods, give or take since I first started having sex. That's an average of about 1440 days. That 51 months. That's 3.9 years of menstruation I would have had to have gone without sex IF we didn't ...
Damn that's a lot!

I don't menstruate that often though. Case in point AF arrived uuuh about right after I posted that...and it's the first one I've had in 27 months. So I don't mind missing out on some action to avoid some mess. Plus I feel too crappy!
10/03/2010
P'Gell P'Gell
Quote:
Originally posted by kck
I love how you've done the math!
Good to know. I'll march onward with my period sex!
I've kind of always wondered how much time I've spend On the Rag. Now, I need to add about 5 years worth to that math (before I met the Man and I'll have them all.

One of my kids does this (math counting stuff) all the time, in her head. She can tell you how many minutes you've been alive, how many hours until your next birthday, how many days My Man and I have been together. Whatever you want, she figures it out.

I had to use a calculator.
10/03/2010
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