Being on your period isn’t a death sentence to your sex life. Seriously. In fact, there are several period sex positions that can make you feel a little more comfortable (yep, sex can help with cramps!)
It’s a scientific fact that we get a little horny on our periods, especially when we feel like it’s the one time we can’t have sex. But that’s a lie the patriarchy fed us, and period sex is just like having sex any other time.
While you can do any sex position on your period, these are the ones you should try next:
1. Standing up in the shower
Shower sex is a no-brainer when you’re on your period because, well, duh. Try a standing up position in which you face each other (likely propping up your leg against the edge of the tub or the shower) to make figuring it out (and not slipping) a bit easier. Whether you’re being digitally stimulated or having penetrative sex with someone with a penis, this is likely the easiest on this list.
2. Lying on your side
Any position in which you’re laying down will make having sex on your period extra enjoyable (or any time—no shame in being a pillow princess). This position involves you laying on your side and your partner entering you while they’re propped up on a pillow.
3. Missionary with butterfly legs
You can never go wrong with missionary; there’s a reason it’s the most common sex position out there. But to make it even more comfortable during your period, try it with your legs in a butterfly yoga pose. It’ll open up your hips a little bit and feel oh, so good. This is also a great position for your partner to be on top of you using a vibrator or any other toy you love.
4. Doggy style
There are so many variations of doggy style to try. From laying down on your stomach with your butt up to putting a pillow under your knees to lift you up a bit, this position is a favorite amongst many for a reason. But while on your period, if you so choose, this is also a good time to try anal sex if you haven’t yet.
5. Missionary with legs straight up
Another variation of classic missionary, this one puts you in the standard “legs up the wall” yoga pose except your partner is the wall. Keep your legs together and place them on their chest or have them hold them up for you. This allows your partner to get very deep while still being able to access your clitoris for all that extra stimulation you’re craving.
6. The Lotus
If you’re wanting a position to feel really close to your partner, try this. Have your partner sit on a couch or on the bed with their legs out in front of them. You’ll straddle them from the top, wrapping your legs around their waist. Because you’re facing each other, it’s easy to look into each other’s eyes and really connect. This is also a great position if you just want to grind on your partner, especially if your partner also has a vagina.
7. Mutual Masturbation
If you’re not quite feeling it but still ~feeling it~, masturbating with your partner while you’re side-by-side or facing each other might be the way to go. Side-by-side means you can touch each other if you feel like it, and facing each other provides quite the view. You can’t go wrong either way.
What better position on your period than one where you lay down and don’t do any work? To make this position a little more fun, lift your leg closest to the ceiling up so your legs are in a “T” position. Your partner will have a little more room to enter you at that angle and a nice view!
With your hormones making you a little hornier than usual, you might want to do the exact opposite of all of these and absolutely strut your stuff, and when that’s the case, opt for cowgirl. This position allows you to stay in control, and it’s really easy for your partner to use their fingers or a vibrator on your clit at the same time.