The Products Porn Stars Use To Have Sex While On Their Periods

Menstrual discs, a good old fashioned towel, special panties and more can make intimacy while menstruating less messy and more fun.
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Among the vast selection of pornography categories that accommodate nearly every sexual taste, you may notice that intimate scenes during menstruation are widely absent. But this doesn’t mean that the talent isn’t doing it, either professionally or in their personal lives.

(The lack of obvious period sex on porn sites is not because the general consensus surrounding menstrual blood is that it’s “gross,” according to adult performer Jessica Starling. “Any blood at all, from period blood to a paper cut, cannot be shown,” she said, or content providers run the risk of losing access to massive payment platforms.)

Award-winning adult film performer Misha Montana’s favorite time to have sex is while menstruating, because she said she feels more aroused and experiences more intense orgasms as well as greater intimacy with her partner.

Ava Mainieri, a women’s reproductive health expert and the head of research for Tia, a women’s virtual healthcare platform, said their might be a reason for this. Although the sensations and levels of arousal that everyone experiences are very different, she said, having intercourse during a period can actually be an effective pain-reliever, among other positive benefits such as a boosted mood and preventing cervical infections.

“Orgasms [may relieve] cramps and headaches that many experience while menstruating. That’s because, in anticipation of sexual climax, your body releases ‘feel-good’ hormones like dopamine and calming hormones like oxytocin,” she said.

Starling also said that removing the stigma surrounding sex during menstruation would also help to remove the toxic shame some people have around their own healthy and naturally functioning bodies.

“Sex, in and of itself, is a gross exchange of bacteria and bodily fluids. Why is menstrual blood more gross than the sweat, spit, vaginal/penile excretions, and much more that are already involved in sex?” she added.

That being said, “period sex” may not be for everyone, for a number of reasons. If your main concern is the potential for mess, however, then these porn stars have got some tips and recommended items in the list below. (The pervasive industry practice of inserting makeup or sea sponges into the vagina is not safe, according to OB/GYN Dr. Kecia Gaither.) Ahead, find products that can prevent you from staining your sheets and your partner, all vouched for by professionals.

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Amazon
A 12-piece of set of bleach-resistant towels
"In my personal life, I just put a towel underneath me and my sex partner rather than using anything in my vagina during sex," Starling said.

This set of dark towels are not only luxuriously soft, quick-drying and affordable, they're also resistant to bleach damage and staining.
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Amazon
12 sex-safe disposable menstrual discs
Starling said that she's been interested in using flexible menstrual discs for scenes. According to the brand, Flex menstrual discs sit in the vaginal fornix, not the canal, in order to be obstruction-free and suitable for penetrative sex. Constructed of medical-grade and body-safe polymers, one disposable disc can last for up to 12 hours of wear.
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Lorals
Four pairs of pleasure-friendly latex underwear
At the cross section of kinky and sexy lingerie lies these buttery soft and delightfully stretchy single-use panties by Lorals. Designed entirely for pleasure, Lorals, which are made with a body-safe latex, can prevent the transfer of bodily fluids during oral sex or manual stimulation while still transferring every sensation and touch.
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Amazon
A reusable douche bulb
Vaginal douching is typically not recommended by doctors, but Ebony Mystique, an adult performer and host of ‘Adult Talk X’ podcast, said that before a scene in which she's menstruating, she will often douche with tap water — never the douching solution included in some kits.

"While the vagina is a self-cleaning organ, douching with warm water, if one must, is a viable choice over utilizing douches with chemicals and fragrances," said Dr. Kecia Gaither, a double board-certified physician in OB/GYN and maternal fetal medicine.

This reusable and ergonomically designed douching bulb is made from 100% BPA-free material and has smooth, rounded contours for comfort.
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