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Menstruation, also known as a period or monthly, is the regular discharge of blood through the vagina. How much you bleed, the number of bleeding days and the number of days between bleeding varies from person to person.

What is menstruation?

Menstrual periods are due to the mucous membrane of the uterus each month that in connection with ovulation becomes thicker in order to receive a fertilized egg. If there is no conception the uterus clears the mucous membrane. This occurs by contraction och pushing out the mucous membrane.  The mucous membrane comes out as blood - also called menstruation.

Sex during menstruation

It is perfectly fine to have sex and / or penetrating intercourse  during menstruation. Some even say that they feel a stronger sexual desire during the menstraution. A good tip is to have sex in the shower.

Condoms are also good for penetrating sex as there is a greater risk of infection during menstruation. The risk of being infected with HIV is also greater when you have unprotected intercourse during menstruation because more viruses in circulation during that period. Sex with condoms is still the only way to avoid infection- regardless if you have menstruation or not.

Read more about menstruation on Youmo.