We believe that periods shouldn’t stop women from doing anything that they want to do. That includes sex – either enjoying intimacy with a partner or by yourself! But many people don’t like talking about having sex while menstruating, period.
According to a Bodyform spokesperson: “Sex is an important part of many relationships and periods are a natural part of life. No-one should feel embarrassed or uncomfortable discussing either subject with the people they’re close to – especially their partner.”
We want to banish the taboo around having sex during periods, so here at Bodyform we conducted some research to find out what people of all genders and ages think. Our survey of 2,000 people found that almost half of adults would ‘never’ have sex during a woman’s ‘time of the month’.
Based on the average cycle, that means more than 65 days per year when getting jiggy is off the table for some! To find out more, keep on reading to see our favourite stats from the survey…