Outspoken media personality Janet Mbugua has left many in awe after boldly talking about periods.
Janet, through her YouTube channel, responded to the many questions her fans asked her revolving around periods.
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On answering questions about if it safe to have sex during your periods?
I don’t think there’s anything wrong I just think you have to take certain precautions. You have to have a towel and make sure you’ve covered the sheets.
Some people find it is messy but I don’t think there’s anything wrong..health risk, just take precautions. Let your partner wear latex condom so as to avoid unplanned pregnancies and STIs.
If you have a tampon make sure you remove it and be open with your partner.
According to medical experts, some of the dangers of having sex during menstruation include
- Vaginal sexual intercourse with a menstruating woman could lead to an increase in the flow of menstrual blood because the veins of the uterus are congested and prone to rupture, and thus are damaged easily. Some women actually notice that their period stops one or two days after sexual intercourse. This phenomenon occurs because sexual intercourse causes contractions in the uterus resulting in the menstrual material to expel more quickly and hence the menstruation to stop faster than usual.
- Although the chances of pregnancy during unprotected menstrual sexual contact are very small, they do not completely disappear. This occurs because sperm can survive within the woman’s body for a few days and, in the case of premature ovulation (e.g., short menstrual cycle of 21 to 24 days), can cause pregnancy, which is undesirable most of the time.
- Vaginal sexual intercourse during menstruation is a possible risk factor for the development of endometriosis. Endometriosis is a hormone-dependent, chronic inflammatory gynecological disorder characterized by the presence of endometrial tissue in sites other than the uterine cavity. Endometrial lesions are primarily located on the pelvic peritoneum and ovaries but can also be found in the pericardium, pleura, lung parenchyma, and even the brain.
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