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Masturbating on Your Period: A Seductive Guide to Female Self-Pleasure

Many women feel more aroused during their menstruation, and it’s perfectly normal to masturbate during this time. In addition to being sexually satisfying, masturbating during your menstruation has many health benefits for you. It can even help relieve the unpleasant symptoms that a lot of women experience during their periods. Read on to find out how you can masturbate on periods, and the benefits you can expect while doing it! These tips can make masturbation during your period a more pleasurable experience.
Masturbation on period

Can you masturbate on your period?

Of course! Masturbating during your period isn’t too different from masturbating during the rest of your cycle. There really is no reason why you shouldn’t masturbate while on your period. It might be a bit more messy than usual, but you can easily fix that by keeping a towel nearby. 

Studies have found that some women can feel more aroused than usual during their menstruation, so masturbating on your period actually makes all the sense in the world.

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Reasons masturbating on your period is actually good for you

Now that you know that masturbating on your period is totally normal, it’s time to learn about its benefits. Masturbating is a healthy activity at any point during your cycle, but masturbating while on periods has certain added benefits.

Female masturbation is a great way to learn more about your body and what you like during sex. Orgasm during masturbation releases hormones that can help you feel more calm and relaxed. So, how is masturbation during periods any different?

After an orgasm, you’ll release endorphins. In addition to their pain-relieving properties, these hormones can lift your overall mood. So having an orgasm during your period can actually help you feel happier and stress-free.

Your body also releases dopamine and oxytocin when your orgasm. Combined with endorphins, they can provide powerful pain relief. That’s why many women who suffer from menstrual migraines have found that their headaches decrease or disappear after having an orgasm. These hormonal changes can also relieve other types of pain, such as the back pain that many women experience during their periods.

And if you have trouble falling asleep, you’ll be glad to discover that having an orgasm can help you fall asleep faster, since you’ll be more relaxed.

Just like during any other time of your cycle, masturbating during menstruation is one of the safest ways to achieve pleasure. Since you’re not exposed to another person’s fluids when you masturbate, you’ll remain safe from STIs and unwanted pregnancies. Of course, you can always masturbate with a partner. In this case, use protection unless you’re in a monogamous relationship. 

Although rare, getting pregnant or catching an STI is still possible without penetration. Certain viruses, such as HIV, actually live in menstrual blood and can be transmitted more easily during your period.

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Does masturbation help relieve period cramps?

It’s no secret that many women suffer from cramps and other unpleasant symptoms before and during their periods. The great news is that orgasms can help relieve menstrual cramps. Menstrual cramps occur because your uterus contracts to shed its lining, which can cause pain. During an orgasm, your uterus will contract and relax afterwards. This can help ease your cramps.

The hormones that your body releases after an orgasm can also help relieve menstrual cramps through their pain-relieving effects. And since masturbating on your period is a great way to achieve an orgasm, you’ll probably be able to relieve your cramps through this activity. Women who experience cramps before their periods can also benefit from orgasms, so masturbating before your period can also be helpful.

Of course, masturbation might not work for everyone, and you should always talk to your doctor if you experience unpleasant menstrual symptoms. They will be able to prescribe pain-relieving medications when needed.

How to masturbate on your period

A lot of women fear menstruation masturbation because they think it will be too messy. Of course, it ’s always a good idea to keep a towel on hand if you’re masturbating on your period. If you masturbate while lying down, place the towel beneath you to protect your sheets. Consider using a dark-colored towel, since it won’t stain as easily. 

For added hygiene, you can try masturbating right after taking a shower or cleaning yourself. That way, you’ll minimize the chance of creating stains while you masturbate. You can also masturbate inside the shower for easy cleanup!

You can also keep wet wipes nearby in order to clean up once you’re done. Remember that fingers, sex toys, or any other object that you use needs to be cleaned after masturbating — even if you’re not on your period. Don’t use vaginal douching to avoid blood stains: it can lead to irritation and increased risk of vaginal infections. It’s better to clean up some blood after masturbating than having to deal with an infection later!

You can masturbate alone if you want more privacy, or talk to your partner about engaging in mutual masturbation. Masturbating each other can be a wonderful way to enjoy intimacy if don’t feel like having sex during your period, but would still like to orgasm with your partner.

If you’re masturbating with a partner, remember to be safe. It’s unlikely you’ll get pregnant on your period, but it’s still possible — there are no safe days in your cycle. You should also consider the risk of STIs that comes with sharing toys or touching each others’ genitals after touching sperm.

Even if there is no penetration during a mutual masturbation session, you should still use protection. This will allow you to remain worry-free while you pleasure yourself and your partner.

Masturbating with a menstrual cup inside depicted with the image of grapefruit

How to masturbate with a tampon or a menstrual cup inside

Using a tampon or a menstrual cup doesn’t mean you can’t masturbate during your period. You can still achieve an orgasm through clitoral stimulation, and the tampon or cup will make it easier to clean up. You can also try stimulating other parts of your body, such as your nipples.

Keep in mind that while menstrual blood can act as a lubricant, this won’t be the case if you’re using a tampon or cup. On the contrary, these devices can actually absorb your natural lubrication and cause vaginal dryness. In these cases, try using an additional lubricant to prevent irritation. You should also check the placement of your menstrual cup after masturbating since the contractions caused by an orgasm can displace it.

Now that you know about the wonderful benefits of masturbating on your period, you can give it a try! This self-love technique will help improve your mood and relieve pain. It’s no wonder you feel so relaxed afterwards!

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC1967503/pdf/brmedj02913-0065.pdf

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/10546166

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/15216427

https://www.healthline.com/health/womens-health/sex-during-periods

https://www.womenshealthmag.com/health/a19993492/period-masturbation/


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