Go ahead, touch yourself. May is International Masturbation Month—or Masturbation May—and we want to fill you in on a climactic secret. Yep, you read that right.
Mix that with being on your period, and the outcome is even better! Those things are magical. While being on your period can sometimes feel like a drag, there are so many ways to alleviate your cramps without taking painkillers.
The idea of looking down and seeing your hands covered in blood might not be the sexiest thing on the planet. If you want, obviously. Yes, you might get some blood and other fluids on your hands.
Masturbation —touching yourself for sexual pleasure—is normal behavior and can lead to orgasm. Masturbation can help you become comfortable in communicating your needs to a sexual partner. Unfortunately, taboos about masturbation can condition people to feel shameful about doing it.
Yes, period talk can make some people squeamish. After all, Planned Parenthood says that most women are exceptionally horny during their periods. Plus, masturbation is more than just a fun past time — doing so can actually make your period bearable.
Flo can help you track your cycle and log sex acts. Of course! It might be a bit more messy than usual, but you can easily fix that by keeping a towel nearby.
Stereotypically, the only act of self-love a woman treats herself to on her period involves Advil, elastic-waist pants, and gargantuan tubs of ice cream. To put it bluntly, your period is a great time to masturbate. And there are other benefits to masturbating on your period on top of, ya know, fighting patriarchal stigmas.
Taboos surrounding women's health can be stubborn, especially when it comes to masturbation. Throw periods into the mix, and we become even more button-lipped. But there is absolutely no reason to feel ashamed about anything to do with your body. Both masturbation and periods are completely normal and - according to the experts at female health app Clue - the two actually go hand-in-hand.
Our period is a tough nut to crack, I know. Someone should really give us monthly awards for getting through the cramps, the mood swings and the general feeling of being uncomfortable all the time! Most of us even put our sex or masturbation on hold during those seven deadly days.