W e talked with Tara Ford, a physician assistant at the Medical Center for Female Sexuality in Purchase, New York, to learn everything you should know about having sex during menstruation — the good, the bad, and the slightly messy. Arousal is different for every woman, and some may be too distracted by their period and its annoyances to actually get in the mood for sex. But for others, menstruation could actually be a turn-on of sorts. Plus, your flow can serve as extra lubrication during sex, which can also increase pleasure. If you typically use a store-bought lubricant to help with dryness during sex , this may be your week to go natural.
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You know sex should feel good amazing , ideally , but for many women, that's not always the case. In fact, 75 percent of women experience some kind of pain during intercourse at some point in their lifetime, according to the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology ACOG. One common form of discomfort during penetrative sex is a burning or stinging sensation not fun! That's normal. Often times, women chalk up vaginal burning to a urinary tract infection UTI , or a sexually transmitted infection STI.
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