We fell into our routine. I see that as more of a thing to do around ovulation, which is when I feel like I really want sex. I openly announced that I had my period, and the guy was into it. I mean, we wash it every time, but it's kind of like our sacrificial altar. One time she announced she had her period. It was a fantasy he had always had. A lot of partners I've been with since have been squeamish about having period sex at first, but once we try it it usually goes really well. Tap here to turn on desktop notifications to get the news sent straight to you. You change your tampon, shower, and you're fresh and ready to go. I would never ask someone to have sex with me then if they're totally grossed out by blood. I mean, it can be kind of strange. I became sexually active at 15, but didn't have period sex until college. Basically, I think of my period as a time when I'm really turning inward, harnessing the unique energy and power of that time. We might as well only get one really dirty. I don't go so far as to not touch, and if I were in a committed relationship which I'm not now I would certainly snuggle and spend time with my partner, but I won't have sex or share my body in that way. Having sex during your period will not only shorten its length, but it will also flush out the compounds within the uterus that are causing all that cramping and pressure in the first place. Margot can testify that sometimes I don't go down on her as frequently.