Six Reasons Why You Should Masturbate While On Your Period
By: Allison Waldbeser
From one vagina owner to another, let me say that there’s nothing more relaxing, healthy, and amazing-feeling than masturbating. Mix that with being on your period, and the outcome is even better!
So let’s get the taboos surrounding masturbation and menstruation straight: people are often horrified when they hear the word “period,” “menstruation,” or “blood,” but are even more disturbed when people say “masturbate” in a normal conversation. We get that not everybody likes to openly discuss these topics, but it’s also important to know that masturbating and being on your period are two completely NORMAL and HEALTHY things. So, before we dive into why masturbating on your period is totally beneficial for you, remember that there’s no shame in having a period (it’s literally the essence of your existence), and it’s most definitely not dirty or disgraceful to pleasure yourself (ever heard of an orgasm? Those things are magical).
Now that we’ve got that out of the way, lets talk about masturbating on your period, shall we? As long as you’re comfortable with getting a little blood on your fingers or sex toy (we’ve been loving Dame vibrators lately), then you’re definitely in for a treat!
Here are a few reasons why masturbating on your period is totally A-OKAY.
Orgasms may alleviate menstrual cramps
Yes. It’s true. While being on your period can sometimes feel like a drag, there are so many ways to alleviate your cramps without taking painkillers. Just masturbate! It’s pretty simple, when you masturbate, it eventually leads to an orgasm, and when you orgasm, you’re improving blood flow to the genitals. Crazy right? This increase in blood flow can ease your menstrual cramps and get rid of that throbbing headache.
Stronger and longer orgasms
During your period, your vagina might be a little swollen and more sensitive than usual. Like we said above, it all comes down to blood flow – and hormones such as estrogen, progesterone, and testosterone play an important role in the intensity of your orgasm. During menstruation, your estrogen levels rise and progesterone levels decrease, causing the rise of testosterone (testosterone isn’t only for people with a penis!). The rise of testosterone regulates the sex drive, which is probably why you’re feeling extra horny during this time and your orgasms feel more intense.
Self-love is self-care and that’s important
We are such advocates for self-love and care. We get that being on your period can mean binge watching your favorite tv show and eating that entire bucket of ice cream, but sometimes we need a little more. Go ahead and grab your favorite sex toy, rub yourself (whatever gets the job done), and make sure you’re relaxed! Listening to your body is especially important during your menstrual cycle.
Fall asleep faster
Not only is masturbating fun, but it will help you sleep better! If you’re one of those people who can’t sleep well due to your period, then you might want to start masturbating before bed. Releasing some endorphins before bed (aka having an orgasm) will knock you right out. If you’re already skipping the gym this week due to your period, consider some “you” time in the comfort of your own bed or wherever you like to pleasure yourself!
Happiness and confidence are the answers to feeling good, right? Unfortunately, being on your period can make you feel the complete opposite of that. One way to boost your confidence during your menstrual cycle is to… yep, you guessed it – MASTURBATE! Masturbating relaxes your brain and releases the good stuff such as endorphins, dopamine, and the love hormone; oxytocin, which are all linked to making you feel happy and more in touch with yourself. By bringing pleasure to your body, you are also boosting your confidence!
Masturbating while on your period doesn’t have to be messy
Who said masturbating on your period had to be messy? If you’re like us, then you know how life-saving using a menstrual cup can be! Not everybody uses their fingers or inserts other objects to reach an orgasm, so whether you “O” with a simple rub or use a vibrator for some clitoral stimulation, you can count on Lunette cup to provide a total mess-free experience!
Now that we gave you six reasons why you SHOULD masturbate on your period, what are you waiting for? Cancel your plans for the rest of the day and make an appointment with yourself, your bed, and your vibrator ;).