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A 39-year-old member asked:

is it okay to have sex right before my period?

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Dr. Paul Harper
General Surgery 52 years experience
Yes.: Go for it and enjoy!
Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 46 years experience
Okay for what ?: Pregnancy has been documented from unprotected exposure at any point in a woman's cycle, including during menses. If you are not worried about pregnancy, or have protection, go ahead.

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A 34-year-old member asked:

Is having sex on my period safe?

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Dr. Thomas Namey
Rheumatology 48 years experience
Yes, but..: It may be less comfortable because of the blood, which will interfere with lubrication, but many women will not experience this. Some women feel less comfortable, and their partner should respect this. But for the most, there is no danger at all.
Cross Plains, WI
A 20-year-old female asked:

I get my period everytime I have sex i only have sex every few months maybe 6times not sure but i know its not more then that

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Dr. Joy Jackson
Family Medicine 19 years experience
There : There is a difference between getting your actual period and spotting after sex. Regardless, this is not normal and warrants a medical evaluation. You will likely need a pap if not done in the past year and maybe a biopsy of your uterus and/or pelvic ultrasound. Good luck.
Canada
A 19-year-old female asked:

Can I have sex while on my period?

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Dr. Karen Jones
Obstetrics and Gynecology 37 years experience
Yes: There is no problem with having sex on your period as long as you feel comfortable. If you are having cramps you may want to wait until the cramps are better, for your own comfort.
Australia
A 18-year-old female asked:

My period became longer and heavier with more cramping than usual and i ve also noticed decreased feeling during sex? Could it be hormonal ?

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Dr. Tracie Leonhardt
Emergency Medicine 29 years experience
Period: Absolutely. This is usually due to a Progesterone deficiency but could be other hormonal abnormalities.
A member asked:

What would be the reason of triggering my period after always having sex?

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Dr. Jeff Livingston
Obstetrics and Gynecology 22 years experience
Get tested: Intercourse would not start a menstrual cycle. In cases of infection, cervical polyps and other abnormalities the trauma of sex can cause bleeding. An examination by your doctor is very important to see what is wrong.

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