Is It OK to Have Sex While You Have Your Period?enteenshttps://kidshealth.org/EN/images/headers/T-expertAnswersRev-enHD-AR1.jpgFind out what the experts have to say.period, sex, blood, bleeding, discharge, menstruation, menstrual, cycle, monthly visitor, period sex, sex during periods, sex during menstruation11/26/200710/22/201810/22/2018Amy W. Anzilotti, MD10/15/2018037a3cba-3778-4f21-b103-7bcf32cba400https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/teens/sex-period.html/<p><em>Is it OK and normal to have sex while you have your period?<br /> </em>&ndash; <em>Kathleen*</em></p> <p>It all depends on the couple and how they feel about having sex when a girl has her <a href="https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/teens/menstruation.html/">period</a>. Some girls (and guys) 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.</p> <p>However you feel, just be sure to talk it over with your partner beforehand to make sure you're on the same page.</p> <p>If a girl has sex with a guy during her period, she can still get pregnant. And guys and girls also can get <a href="https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/teens/std.html/">STDs</a> 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 <a href="https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/teens/contraception-condom.html/">condom</a> every time you have sex.</p> <p><em>*Names have been changed to protect user privacy.</em></p>
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