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insatiablesmiles
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helloo
i've heard different things about having sex during a period with a tampon 'in'. how safe is this?
i saw a woman on tv saying she 'lost' a tampon because of it ... but does this depend on the guy's penis size? does anyone have any experience?
i also imagine that it could be a bit uncomfortable if the tampon got pushed very far back and hit the cervix. ouch.

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You really should not have any form of penetrative sex while you have a tampon in your vagina. Not only could it bump your cervix rather forcefully, it could also cause abrassions to your vaginal walls. And really, it wouldn't be particularly enjoyable for either of you.

If you want to have sex during menstruation, take the tampon out first. But be doubly careful to use condoms, because you *can* get pregnant, and your partner will also be exposed to your blood.

Some women have found that tampon alternatives such as the Keeper or Instead (both are cup-like devices that catch your menstrual blood -- run a search, we've had several topics about them on the boards) are good for having sex during menstruation if you want to avoid the blood. I've not tried either, but I've heard good things about both, and it might be worth a shot.

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The Instead cup works fine during intercourse, but I've no idea how you could use a Kepper during penetrative sex, and I say this because I have one.
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thanks kythryne - that is what i thought ... my partner's aversion to blood on his sheets means we tend not to have 'period sex', but i definitely won't be trying anything with a tampon.
ouch!

-pandora
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