Is it gross? Well, some people definately don't like to be sexually active during their periods- and lots of people, unfortunately, are pretty squicked out by menstrual fluids. It really boils down to personal taste.
As for whether it's safe, you can still become pregnant and transmit STIs if you have unprotected sex on your period, so you'll still need to use protection if necessary. STI risks are a little higher during your period, but otherwise it's no different than any other time of the month, really.
And, well, it's not clean! Sex is messy and lots of different fluids are involved- if you are sexually active on your period, it's just another fluid added to the mix, really. If you lay down some towels underneath, you won't wreck your sheets, but otherwise it's really not a big deal.
Whether sex during a period is "gross" or not really depends on the preferences of the partners. Sex is typically messy as it is, and menstrual blood doesn't necessarily help that. Both partners can clean up afterwards though or take measures during sex to reduce any messes that could leak onto the bed or elsewhere.
If by safe you mean that no physical harm will be done, then yes, it is safe to have intercourse while on your period.
There are still pregnancy and STI risks, however, because there is no guarantee that you have not ovulated again. You still need a reliable method of birth control such as condoms or have been on the pill.
[ 03-06-2008, 05:53 PM: Message edited by: Horizon ]
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Yes, fluid still goes places. Sex is never a tidy, dry affair (at least it really shouldn't be, if everyone's properly lubricated!). It's not like you'll all end up covered in menses, and as Horizon said, you can always just wash off afterwards.
Really, if the idea of sex on your period bothers you, you don't have to do it- you never should do any sexual activity you're not okay with.
Depends if it bothers you or not. It seems the US is more grossed out by this than other counties such as Germany. There have been reports that sex during menstruation can actually be beneficial in combating cramping in women. It's just a matter of personal taste.
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Lol. I've had sex during my period once and I seriously doubt that my boyfriend and I will do it again. It's not too bad, it just doesn't seem right in some way. If you are thinking of having sex while on your period, make sure that your boyfriend is okay with the idea and maybe suggest to him that he might want to wear a condom. My boyfriend and I are very open to one another and absolutely NO problem with excretions. He decided to wear a condom just because.
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