Jump to content

Sex with a period


  • Please log in to reply
30 replies to this topic

#1 angels5babes

Posted 16 November 2012 - 05:55 AM

I have had a mirena put in about 3wks ago so I'm unsure as to how long my period is going to last and/or spotting in between.

Does anyone have any tips on how to have a somewhat mess free time during sex whilst having your period?

I have read that diaphragms can be a helpful barrier and discovered (accidentially) 2 nights ago that a condom can work in a similar way  wink.gif .  If only I didn't have to wait so long for a doctors appointment for a fitting of a diaphgram.  I need something yesterday lol

Is there something else out there that works along the same way.


Please help

#2 JaneDoe2010

Posted 16 November 2012 - 06:14 AM

*shudder*

Sorry that's just  sick.gif  - can't even think about it.

#3 crackles

Posted 16 November 2012 - 06:18 AM

In the shower? :-p

#4 lozoodle

Posted 16 November 2012 - 06:19 AM

Yep, we just go for it in the shower biggrin.gif

#5 redmum77

Posted 16 November 2012 - 06:25 AM

Turn out the light, and put down a dark coloured towel! I didn't think I'd ever do this until I remarried.... Then it became normal practice. The towel barely every gets anything on it anyway, mostly used to clean him off before he heads to the shower. I'd use the shower for the lot but can't reach the big o in there, so not an option! Lol!

Enjoy!

(loz we find it each in the strangest places...!)

#6 Angelina Ballerina

Posted 18 November 2012 - 08:59 PM

You can insert a bit of sponge into your vagina.
I learnt this from the Secret Diary of a Call girl.

#7 Feral_Pooks

Posted 18 November 2012 - 09:02 PM

Just clean up after. Who cares. What's a bit of body fluid between friends.

#8 CalEliKat

Posted 19 November 2012 - 05:39 AM

We call it CSI sex here.

Dark towel, go hard, wipe down, simple.

#9 angels5babes

Posted 29 November 2012 - 06:57 PM

lol you girls are awesome! Thanks

#10 RealityBites

Posted 29 November 2012 - 06:59 PM

QUOTE (Pooks_ @ 18/11/2012, 10:02 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Just clean up after. Who cares. What's a bit of body fluid between friends.


Yep.

#11 MrsDamonSalvatore

Posted 29 November 2012 - 07:07 PM

sponge? like dishwashing sponge? how? why? what? LOL

#12 Lucrezia Borgia

Posted 29 November 2012 - 07:15 PM

You could pretend you were a virgin all over again!

...actually ergh, why would you want to do that...it was bad enough the first time!

(Wasn't there a Seinfeld episode where Elaine used sponges for contraception ?)

#13 noi'mnot

Posted 29 November 2012 - 07:20 PM

There are specific Beppy sponges for the purpose.

Some people use makeup sponges that are completely soap and chemical free. Don't use sea sponges, they sometimes have bits of shell grit or sand left in them despite having been washed.

Or, as PPs said, just go for it in the shower or wherever else you like it with a dark towel. original.gif

#14 MrsDamonSalvatore

Posted 29 November 2012 - 07:26 PM

QUOTE (noi'mnot @ 29/11/2012, 08:20 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
There are specific Beppy sponges for the purpose.

Some people use makeup sponges that are completely soap and chemical free. Don't use sea sponges, they sometimes have bits of shell grit or sand left in them despite having been washed.

Or, as PPs said, just go for it in the shower or wherever else you like it with a dark towel. original.gif


$52 for a sponge? bloody hell (bahaha excuse the pun!)

sea sponge? do people seriously use sea sponge?

i really cant comprehend this LOL

#15 TheGreenSheep

Posted 29 November 2012 - 07:30 PM

QUOTE (Mumma Bear :) @ 29/11/2012, 08:26 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
$52 for a sponge? bloody hell (bahaha excuse the pun!)

sea sponge? do people seriously use sea sponge?

i really cant comprehend this LOL


There was a really long thread about this not too long ago. I learnt some new things that day! I think it involved sex workers and sex during their periods...

#16 noi'mnot

Posted 29 November 2012 - 07:33 PM

QUOTE (Mumma Bear :) @ 29/11/2012, 08:26 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
$52 for a sponge? bloody hell (bahaha excuse the pun!)

sea sponge? do people seriously use sea sponge?

i really cant comprehend this LOL


It's $52 for ten. Some places are cheaper and some more expensive, this is just the first one that came up in my google search. Used like a tampon, also single use, but you can have sex with one in and it can be left in for up to 8 hours.

The reason why I mentioned sea sponges is because sometimes people think, "golly those beppy sponges are expensive, maybe I can use any old sponge". Technically you don't need to use the specific designed-for-purpose sponge, but I add the disclaimer to make sure people don't use any old one, and that they think about what they're putting in their vagina.

I really don't see it as being much different to a tampon at all, or to a menstrual cup. It's just another menstrual management tool, which happens to be usable if you want to have sex whilst menstruating.

Edited by noi'mnot, 29 November 2012 - 07:38 PM.


#17 ~elle~

Posted 29 November 2012 - 07:35 PM

What thread ?????


#18 MrsDamonSalvatore

Posted 29 November 2012 - 07:38 PM

oh for 10, thats a bit better LOL. i actually think i may remember that other thread now you mention it? when you said sponge i was seriously pictured kitchen sponge. and was like  blink.gif

i can see the appeal i guess. i mean i use the cup, so it wouldnt be much wierder than that! the things you learn... or potentially relearn LOL

#19 (feral)epg

Posted 29 November 2012 - 07:42 PM

but, but....

Isn't there a risk that the sponge will get pushed up into your cervix and be irretrievable?

I personally find the idea of using a sponge more gross that just letting the blood run free, strangely I have no problem with tampons.  Funny how different people find different things off putting.

I have no interest in 'shielding' DP from my menstrual cycle - I have to put up with his *ahem* discharges!

PS. period sex is great for cramps!




#20 MrsDamonSalvatore

Posted 29 November 2012 - 07:45 PM

oh dear... lost sponges :-/ wouldnt that be interesting!

DH just read this over my shoulder and said he would call them "bob" when i asked why he said "because of sponge bob" ddoh.gif

im not cool with the idea of having sponge bob in my pants laughing2.gif

#21 noi'mnot

Posted 29 November 2012 - 07:49 PM

QUOTE (epg @ 29/11/2012, 08:42 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
but, but....

Isn't there a risk that the sponge will get pushed up into your cervix and be irretrievable?

I personally find the idea of using a sponge more gross that just letting the blood run free, strangely I have no problem with tampons.  Funny how different people find different things off putting.

I have no interest in 'shielding' DP from my menstrual cycle - I have to put up with his *ahem* discharges!

PS. period sex is great for cramps!



The sponge is larger than a tampon. Tampons don't get stuck in your cervix. A sponge will not get stuck in your cervix. The hole is not that big.

Different strokes for different folks. Use whatever works for you.

And yes, for some women sex really helps with menstrual cramps - this is due to the hormones involved in orgasm as well as the fact that light exercise is generally good for menstrual pain.

#22 bambiigrrl

Posted 29 November 2012 - 07:51 PM

QUOTE (epg @ 29/11/2012, 07:42 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
but, but....

Isn't there a risk that the sponge will get pushed up into your cervix and be irretrievable?


lol!! The opening to your cervix isnt that big! laugh.gif


Nothing wrong with period sex whatsoever. I find I am more aroused during my period then at other times of the month, plus there is all the extra lubrication which makes it nice original.gif

Just put a towel down if your flow is heavy. Mine is never that heavy so I dont even need to do that!

#23 noi'mnot

Posted 29 November 2012 - 07:52 PM

QUOTE (Mumma Bear :) @ 29/11/2012, 08:45 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
oh dear... lost sponges :-/ wouldnt that be interesting!

DH just read this over my shoulder and said he would call them "bob" when i asked why he said "because of sponge bob" ddoh.gif

im not cool with the idea of having sponge bob in my pants laughing2.gif


Yes, whilst a sponge doesn't get stuck in your cervix some people do have trouble removing them. They're a little harder to remove than a menstrual cup, but if you're comfortable with your body and relaxed then it shouldn't be an issue.

Emergency Department staff are very good at removing lost sponges, as well as lost condoms (from slipping off, as a result of not being rolled down all the way) and any other items that get lost in a vagina.

#24 my serenity

Posted 29 November 2012 - 07:53 PM

Never sorry for me that's my week off lol

#25 Feral Alpacas

Posted 29 November 2012 - 07:53 PM

QUOTE (Mumma Bear :) @ 29/11/2012, 08:45 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
oh dear... lost sponges :-/ wouldnt that be interesting!

DH just read this over my shoulder and said he would call them "bob" when i asked why he said "because of sponge bob" ddoh.gif

im not cool with the idea of having sponge bob in my pants laughing2.gif

Hahaha Bob!




1 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 1 guests, 0 anonymous users

 

How to talk about your pregnancy at work

The workplace isn't always a friendly place for pregnant women. Yet working women inclined to conceal a pregnancy from prying coworkers may be better off opening up and carrying on, according to a new study.

Tell us your story to win!

To celebrate Mother's Day this year we are giving you the chance to win one of five great prizes simply by telling us your story.

Where to get help to help your baby sleep

There is so much pressure about having a baby who sleeps 'all night' , it's no wonder you worry about your baby if she wakes in the night.

Vintage baby names having a comeback

What makes some names have comebacks while others silently fade into oblivion? A few factors come into play.

When your partner doesn't want you to breastfeed

Dads can have many reasons for not wanting their partners to breastfeed their baby, but both parents should learn more about it before making a final decision.

Model mum Sarah Stage shares post-baby selfie

Most new mums would recoil at the thought, but Sarah Stage has shared a post-pregnancy selfie just four days after giving birth.

I'll admit it: I have last child parenting fatigue

If you're a new mum and feeling ignored by the older mum/the old hand/the has-been, please know, it's not you, it's me. Blame the last child parenting fatigue.

Exhaustion is not the same as tiredness

Having a new baby isn't tiring - it can be downright exhausting.

Five posterior babies, four home births

I was on a high. I'd done it all by myself with no help from anyone.

Mum's list of birthday gift demands goes viral

We're big fans of kids' birthday parties - but this is one bash we're glad we didn't get an invite to.

Kate Middleton to receive 'loyalty discount' for second birth

Everybody loves a bargain - including the Duchess of Cambridge.

Fish & chip shop owner's sad note goes viral

A lengthy note put on the window of a fish & chip shop has gone viral due to the writer's serious doubts about the romance of travel.

Pregnant women need good nutrition advice, not judgment

Pregnant women are under pressure to do all the "right things" to have a healthy child. It results in women feeling judged about their decisions.

When your child wants you to have another baby

Giving your child a sibling when you don't want to have another baby can be a complex issue.

William Tyrrell's mum speaks out: 'We hope he is still alive'

The mother of missing toddler William Tyrrell says she has a vision that somebody "picked him up and moved him on ... that's the only way ... to explain for him not to be there".

Family comes first for 23-year-old Tommy Connolly

Most 23-year-old blokes spend their hard earned cash on fun times with mates or romantic dinners with their girlfriend, but not Tommy Connolly.

Newborn all-girl quintuplets 'doing great'

The first all-female quintuplets born in the United States were delivered last week, at 28 weeks and two days.

Model mum's big baby silences critics

He may be less than a week old, but baby James Hunter has already helped his model mum silence her critics.

Jammy, Hula Hoop, Rage: Reddit reveals most unusual baby names

A recent Reddit thread has revealed some of the more creative names in the world.

Woman awakens from coma, learns she gave birth

A US woman awakened this week from a four-month-long coma that doctors had feared would be permanent and learned that she had given birth to a baby boy, according to her family.

'Give us a break': mum sent shocking letter over Facebook baby pics

Posting a lot of baby photos doesn't make you a bad person. It may make your Facebook feed a little irritating, but it doesn't make you a bad person.

In defense of the dads who do so much

It's time to shift the focus off what dads aren’t doing and shine it on what they are.

The modern cloth nappies too cute to cover up

If you're only just joining the modern cloth nappy movement, or would like to spruce up your collection, we have to introduce you to Designer Bums.

How breastfeeding can affect your libido

When you’ve just had a baby, having sex isn’t usually top priority. In fact, for a lot of women it rates about as appealing as changing another dirty nappy.

Should pregnant women be allowed to use 'parent and child' car parking spots?

Is it acceptable to use these car parking spots when pregnant? How many of us would admit to doing it?

Healthy baby from sperm taken 48 hours after a man died

Fertility doctors have described their "most extraordinary case" - creating a healthy baby from sperm taken 48 hours after a man had died.

Sign up to our 30 days of #PlayIQ challenge

Sign up to receive 30 amazing tips and ideas for play with baby during the month of April and submit a picture or tip on our social wall for a chance to win an amazing Fisher-Price prize pack.

 
Advertisement
 
Advertisement
 
 
 

What's hot on EB

Last chance to win a year's supply of toys

You have less than a week left to win your child one of five Fisher-Price toy packs valued at over $600 each - hurry, enter today!

Childcare is a big problem, but there's more to it

Let’s keep talking about these issues and not allow them to be put into a neat little box that’s labelled ‘Fix childcare and everything is solved’.

Pink's awesome response to body-shaming trolls

When trolls felt the need to comment on 35-year-old singer-songwriter Pink's weight, her answer was an awesome ode to body love.

Fertility clinic offers egg donors $5000

A national chain of fertility clinics is offering egg donors a $5000 payment to cover their expenses, a first for Australia which is raising concerns the money could act as an inducement.

Baby boy abandoned in India amid fresh surrogacy concerns

Australian officials could do nothing to stop an Australian couple from abandoning their baby son, born through surrogacy in India, after they decided they did not want to bring him to Australia.

Herd immunity and community responsibility: how free-riders can make kids suffer

Individual choice works for haircuts and handbags, but not for preventing infectious diseases that kill kids.

Photographer captures 'unexpected beauty' of birth

If there is one thing Leilani Rogers knows about childbirth, it is that no two deliveries are ever the same.

Expectations vs the reality of making a toddler's clothes

Note to self: less sewing, more life. Not the party dress, but the party. The toddler, as usual, has it all figured out.

Mum meets 'dead' daughter 49 years after birth

In 1965, Zella Jackson-Price was told her premature baby girl had died shortly after birth.

How pregnancy probiotics can help you and your baby

New research suggests that taking specific pregnancy probiotics could be the answer to a range of common pregnancy side effects.

53 creative pregnancy announcements

Announcing that you're expecting can be a time to express your creativity, sense of humour and imagination. Check out how other parents and parents-to-be have broken the news to friends and family.

IKEA hacks for the nursery and kids' rooms

Are you one of those that know the whole IKEA catalogue by heart? Love their stuff but want to personalise it? Here's some inspiration to help you realise the potential of IKEA furniture and fittings.

36 baby names inspired by food and drinks

A French court may have ruled out Nutella as a baby name, but that doesn't have to stop you from taking inspiration from the supermarket (or bottle shop). See what parents in the US have chosen for their delicious little ones.

 

ENTER NOW!

Win a year's worth of toys

Last week to submit a picture of your baby at play for your chance to win. Visit the Play Wall to view our recent entries.

 
Advertisement
 
 
Essential Baby and Essential Kids is the place to find parenting information and parenting support relating to conception, pregnancy, birth, babies, toddlers, kids, maternity, family budgeting, family travel, nutrition and wellbeing, family entertainment, kids entertainment, tips for the family home, child-friendly recipes and parenting. Try our pregnancy due date calculator to determine your due date, or our ovulation calculator to predict ovulation and your fertile period. Our pregnancy week by week guide shows your baby's stages of development. Access our very active mum's discussion groups in the Essential Baby forums or the Essential Kids forums to talk to mums about conception, pregnancy, birth, babies, toddlers, kids and parenting lifestyle. Essential Baby also offers a baby names database of more than 22,000 baby names, popular baby names, boys' names, girls' names and baby names advice in our baby names forum. Essential Kids features a range of free printable worksheets for kids from preschool years through to primary school years. For the latest baby clothes, maternity clothes, maternity accessories, toddler products, kids toys and kids clothing, breastfeeding and other parenting resources, check out Essential Baby and Essential Kids.