Also, be careful about deep penetration because your cervix may be lower and more sensitive during your period. Not only is this less messy from the get-go, it’s a change of pace, too. When you’re under the flow of the water, that other flow becomes a lot less noticeable. Unless your partner’s into uterine lining, they probably shouldn’t start feeling around down there.
However, if you’re the type that needs loads of foreplay, you’re in luck! That doesn’t mean you should skip the foreplay entirely. No, no, no, no — that’s a travesty! If you know that days 3-5 are lighter than days 1 and 2, just keep your panties on for those 48 hours. Let the anticipation build and avoid any awkward trips to the laundromat. If it doesn’t bother your partner and they’re totally down for day 1 sex, evaluate your concerns.
There will probably be at least a little something on your skin that needs to be washed off. If you didn’t do the deed in the shower, hop in after for at least a quick rinse. If you’re using toys during this time, get those things sanitary immediately. Putting it off will only result in a, how do you say, less-than-glamorous experience. When you’re on your period, you’re at a higher risk of STDs and pelvic infections. What’s more, you’re less likely to get pregnant, sure, but it’s not impossible. Contraceptive sponges are foam devices soaked in spermicide that are inserted into your vagina during sex.