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Forum Name: Female Sexual Disorders

Question: sex and your period

 leslier - Thu Dec 15, 2005 1:43 pm

i have 2 questions, first is their any medical reason that i should not have sex during my menstrual period. i am 36 years old and would like to have sex during my period however my husband feels it would be a problem. my other question is whether there is any medical problem if i shave my pubic area completely, i find the hair more of a nuisance, also when i go for my next gyne appt. should i let the hair grow or is it acceptable to go to the doctors shaved. thank you in advance
 Shana Johnson, CNA - Thu Dec 15, 2005 5:33 pm

User avatar There is no medical reason not to have sex during your period, it is just a personal preference, as it can be messy.If you choose to have sex during your period, lying down( woman on bottom) can slow the blood flow. Also, putting a towel down on the bed helps.

Shaving the pubic region is also a personal preference, there is no medical reason not to shave the pubic region, keeping the area groomed is cleaner. You do not need to let the hair grow before a gynecological apt.
 leslier - Thu Dec 15, 2005 11:30 pm

thank you so much for the advice

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