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5 Women Get Real About Period Sex

Feeld dating app taps its members for a lesson in period pleasure.

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5 Women Get Real About Period Sex

Feeld dating app taps its members for a lesson in period pleasure.

For many women, getting your period is f-cked enough, let alone not being able to get f-cked because of your period. Period sex — like any form of sex — has long remained taboo and if you’re progressive bae wondering why we’re talking about this in 2024, might I direct you to the beloved and viral film, Saltburn. After its boldly written period sex scene aired, the internet went wild with the film’s creator chiming in on the discourse and calling the scene “powerful.” With sexual wellness and period advocacy for Gen Z and Millennials rising, taboo around menstruation just might be decreasing. According to Feeld, the leading dating app for the curious — the girls are definitely broadening their horizons.

One look at Google Trends and you’ll see “Can you have sex on your period” and “Is period sex bad” are the hottest topics. No matter how progressive we may be as baes, its clear there are still vagina owners worldwide grappling with society’s boundaries on pleasure. Because of these societal boundaries around pleasure, many women don’t know the benefits of period sex — let alone how sexual wellness brands have aimed to make it easier. For example, Nixit’s proud campaign for using lube as a tampon and menstrual cup insertion tool.

As Stacey Herrera, an intimacy and relationship coach with The Sensuality Project told Parade“Talking about sex is taboo at any age, or at least, we are conditioned to think so.” For example, Chloe Cherry’s period sex hack from her porn star days, that went viral for its taboo nature. But we need to talk about what we need, how we like it [and] when we want it.”

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Feeld, known for its unconventional approach to love, sex and dating, also functions as a tool for “radical tool for self-discovery,” the brand shared. As Feeld founder Ana Kirova shared in an interview with us, “exploring new ground, especially around pleasure and sexuality,” can be anxiety-inducing, but “it’s essential to be in touch with one’s self in this way. Listen to what your body is signaling to you. And that is much easier said than done, I acknowledge. We are not taught how to listen to our bodies and what they are communicating to us.”

So, what better way to get down to the real than by talking with fellow vagina owners about their thoughts, fears and experiences within the realm of period sex. Think of it as a culturally and medically informed debrief with the girls.

Keep scrolling for more on period sex from none other than Feeld’s community.

C, Bisexual

Age: Millennial

Based in: New York

“I do feel there is a general negative view on it. I’ve been with partners who are absolutely repulsed by periods. On the other side, I’ve had partners who are perfectly comfortable with period sex. Those partners have helped me to embrace my body and celebrate it, no matter the time in my cycle.”

Anonymous, Queer

Age: Gen Z

Based: New York City

“It’s 100% stigmatized and I feel like I’m not “suited” for sex when I’m on it. But as a sex educator, I know that’s BS. So I always let my partner know and give the option to forgo sex or just go for it. Red tide and all! The first time I had period sex I was seeing this guy that lived deeeep in Brooklyn. His roommates were gone and we were excited for a no holds barred night. I let him know it was that time of the month and he hardly batted an eye. We actually did it in the bathroom, partly. And when we got up the floor totally looked like a murder scene. It was hot! Not to mention, I’m always hornier on my period.”

Rose, Bisexual

Age: Millennial

Based in: Victoria BC

“Sometimes amazing, often a deal-breaker…”

Kaylah, Bisexual

Age: Gen Z

Based: Chicago

“I think it’s fine as long as all parties are being safe and maybe use a towel so your sheets doesnt get toooo messy. Overall, I wish more people were into it. Its great for alleviating all period symptoms.”

Samantha, Bisexual

Age: Gen Z

Based in: Texas

“It’s gross because I feel like I smell nasty but when the moment is right with the right person, nothing matters but the moment.”

Doc, Pansexual

Age: Millennial

Based in: Atlanta

“It’s stigmatized. I’m ace leaning so I’m neutral to most sex personally but have had period sex”

Bottom Line:

Clearly, for many Feeld users, period sex comes with taboo — but they’re cumming regardless. For those of you considering dabbling into new styles of pleasure, Feeld’s founder has top tier advice: “When fear is triggered, it is a signal that something is unknown. That’s a good moment to pause and ask yourself what might be underneath. Really letting your curiosity guide you is essential, and trusting yourself in the process as well.”

In other news, Gen Z is “boysober” for Mercury Retrograde.

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