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Good lord no. Having sex while she's on her period is just fine, won't cause any health problems at all. However, remember that unless she's on the pill she can still get pregnant on her period (although it's less likely), so make sure you're using some form of birth control.
question to you guys. I have had sex on my period for the first time in 10 years and trying to conceive my 3rd child. Now. heres the question, after you stop the BC pill (and its been 3 months) why am i not getting pregnant? it only took me like 1 1/2 months with my other two.. Now, i have had precancer cells which i was treated for with cryotherapy but both dr's said ALL CLEAR TO TRY AND CONCIEVE (conceive) so what do you think is wrong here? please help
actually it is true, and more harmful to the man, the blood can cause infections and if it was something always done can make u sterile. Its a medical fact, Ive asked the dr and asked others to ask and all confirm my answer. It was a one off so all should be ok but dont make a habit of it, and if u must just use protection
It's perfectly safe to have sex during AF. Now, if the woman already has some type of infection, the blood can make it easier to pass on to her partner. But an infection won't just develop from having sex during that time.
Where do you live? mslkpage is right on the mark about some cultures holding different ideas about sex during your period. But that's a cultural belief, not a scientific/medical fact. Sex during your period is most definitely fine from a medical perspective.
Oh - or are you thinking the presence of her period could increase the possibility of transmission of HIV?
I live in Beijing, the capital of mainland China...but it's nothing to do with the Chinese culture, I just checked several authoritative medical help book specialized in women's health and they all said it should be forbidden to have sex during period to avoid dangerous infections...
hey I had sex once with a guy while I was on my period. We used a condom but I got bacterial vaginosis. But I think women can get that sometimes when they have sex with a new partner. At the time I thought it was b/c of me being on my period. I don't think it does anything major besides making a mess.
Thanks for clearing it up--that explains it :-) No, that IS a Chinese/eastern medicine belief. Western medicine agrees that it's perfectly safe, and doesn't increase the risk of infections, sterility or anything else. If you read a western book on women's health, or visited any western medical sites, all would assure you that having sex during your period is fine.
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