Though we don’t recommend penetrative vaginal sex with a cup, we’re not ruling out period sex with a menstrual cup altogether. There are other options like anal and oral sex, which are both fine with a menstrual cup.
Or, if both you and your partner agree to it, just remove your menstrual cup, then have sex. There’s nothing dirty about period sex. And if you don’t want to deal with cleaning up afterward, try having period sex in the shower or lay a towel underneath you. And let’s admit it-sex can be messy, but that doesn’t mean we don’t enjoy it!
If your menstrual flow varies, you can also choose to cuddle, kiss, or fondle each other on the days you have a heavy flow and go for period sex on lighter-flow days. But the possibilities don’t stop there. Use these top tips to enjoy sex with a menstrual cup:
Explore new ways to enjoy intimacy
You may think your partner is not open to alternatives, but you won’t know until you ask. You can choose from a host of options like oral sex, clitoral stimulation, foreplay, kissing, non-penetrative masturbation, and dry humping.
As you experiment, remember that sexual pleasure is subjective. What arouses one person may turn off another. For greater intimacy, agree to share your personal preferences without shame. When you communicate openly, without judgment, and let go of your own fears, you can explore new levels of intimacy, trust, and sexual pleasure with your partner. Your sex life will thank you for it.
Heighten your body awareness
Use your curiosity to increase your body awareness. When you’re open to exploration, you can better understand what you like and don’t like. Try masturbating on your period first to see what turns you on, then share with your partner. Or just decide to start with foreplay and see where it takes you both. Kissing, touching, and fondling can also be powerful tools to discover new horizons of pleasure.
Spice it up with non-penetrative sex toys
Choose healthy sex play and enjoy new sensations with sex toys that can stimulate your clitoris or other parts of your body, without ever penetrating your vagina. For example, vibrators don’t have to mean penetrative sex.
You can also use a vibrator to stimulate your clitoris and your vulva. When you engage in sexual play through sex toys, you may discover areas of your body that, when stimulated, can take you to new heights of arousal.
Sex with menstrual cups – do what feels good
As you’ve seen, there are no rigid rules when it comes to sex with menstrual cups. And while we don’t recommend penetrative vaginal sex with a menstrual cup, it doesn’t mean you can’t have period sex.
- We don’t recommend penetrative sex with a menstrual cup: penetrative vaginal sex with menstrual cups could be uncomfortable, or even painful, and make cup removal more tricky.
- Period sex can be a healthy choice. It relieves menstrual cramps, and period blood can act as a natural lubricant if you suffer from vaginal dryness.
- Period sex does not protect you against pregnancy or sexually transmitted infections. Remember: menstrual cups and discs are not contraceptive devices.
- While period sex can deepen your level of intimacy with your partner, remember pleasure is subjective. The actual key to intimacy and enhanced sexual pleasure is cultivating open, non-judgmental communication between partners.
We hope you’ve found this article useful to understand the benefits and risks of period sex and how to have sex with a menstrual cup. And feel free to share your questions and concerns with us on Instagram . Ruby Cup is always here to help you make educated choices about your sexual health.