Is It Safe To Have Sex During Menstruation?
Hello … I want to ask Yesterday night I had sex with my husband, at that time I did not realize that I was menstruating. When I finished I realized that I had menstruation and it happened quite a lot. Is this safe? Or should there be preventive measures or the like?
Hello Aliftya Shimizhu,
Having sex during menstruation and having an orgasm can help reduce menstrual cramps. But there are some considerations for not having sexual intercourse during menstruation, namely as follows:
Having sex during menstruation increases the risk of transmitting sexually transmitted diseases compared to having sex outside of menstruation. During menstruation, the condition of the cervix will open, allowing blood to enter it. This makes it easy for bacteria to reach the pelvic cavity.
Increases the risk of transmission of HIV disease and hepatitis to a partner because more body fluid or blood comes out.
Changes in vaginal pH during menstruation, can cause yeast or fungus to grow faster. The symptoms of vaginal yeast infection are more likely to occur a week before menstruation, and intercourse at that time can worsen the symptoms.
Sex during menstruation still has a risk to get pregnant. Even though the chances are small, you still risk getting pregnant while having unprotected sex or contraception during menstruation.
You do not need to worry if it's already sexual intercourse with a partner. Perform periodic checks with obstetricians, do a test pack examination if you experience menstrual delays, do a doctor's examination if there are complaints of pain when urinating, discharge that itchy, smelly, with an abnormal color. Thus the explanation from me, may be useful.