Women having sex on their period want to break the taboo 0 231

NEARLY half of women who have sex on their period say it gives them a heightened sense of pleasure – but have been shamed for suggesting it, a study has revealed.

Research of 2,000 women found that only 15 per cent have had sex while on their period, whereas 70 per cent have never even suggested period sex with a partner. 

SWNSLeak-proof period underwear brand WUKA has partnered with London’s iconic Zizi Factory[/caption]

Nearly half of women (42 per cent) have been shamed for suggesting it and 47 per cent have been shamed for starting their period during sex – suggesting there’s still a long way to go to relaxed attitudes towards period sex.

More than a fifth of women (22 per cent) have been labelled ‘gross’ when talking about or having sex while on their period, 18 per cent have been called ‘dirty’ and 17 per cent have been called ‘disgusting’.

While just seven per cent of women have been called beautiful for talking about or having sex on their period. 

Conversations about sex during women’s periods may still be seen as one of the last taboos, but a period pant brand and a delicious new dessert range of sexy French waffles has been launched to destigmatise attitudes towards menstrual sex. 

Championing empowerment while women are on their periods, carbon-neutral, reusable and leak-proof period underwear brand WUKA, has partnered with London’s iconic Zizi Factory to create the wicked waffles, which are available until 30th November.

The limited-edition waffles are available in two shapes – a penis and a vulva – and have been created to celebrate WUKA’s new Lace Collection, which are designed to empower women to feel sexy while on their periods. 

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Ruby Raut, co-founder and CEO of WUKA, said: “The new research makes for some shocking reading when it comes to outdated attitudes towards period sex and women’s own body image during menstruation.

“But on a positive note, females are realising the power of pain relief from period sex and masturbation. 

“Just 11 per cent of women say they usually wear lacy pants while they’re on their period but 63 per cent say it makes them feel sexier.” 

An increasing number of women are discovering sex and masturbation helps with pain relief during menstruation – 28 per cent have found it helps with their period pains, a quarter confess it helps with headaches and 14 per cent say it’s an aid to dealing with muscular pains. 

When it comes to how they feel during their period, more than half of women (54 per cent) feel bloated, while 48 per cent feel irritable and 43 per cent feel unattractive.

And 26 per cent go as far as to say they are left feeling dirty when they’re on their period. 

Only six per cent of women feel happy and desirable during their period. 

A towel is a girls’ best friend though with 63 per cent using a towel to absorb the blood and 31 per cent have sex in the shower instead of a bed during their periods.

Others leave a tampon in and reduce penetration, some use squirt mats and others opt for anal sex instead.  

The number one sex position for British women, while they’re on their period, is the missionary (43 per cent) while more than a quarter (27 per cent) say doggy style is their favourite and one in five (20 per cent) prefer the cowgirl position. 

BREAK THE TABOO

But only 10 per cent of women enjoy receiving oral sex when they’re on their period and 41 per cent admit they have NEVER do this while they’re menstruating. 

Generation Z – 18-24-year-olds – have the most period sex out of any other age group, with 23 per cent saying they indulge while more than half of them (51 per cent) masturbate during their period. 

British males’ attitudes to women during their period has also uncovered some shocking views. 

More than a third of men (39 per cent) said they would rather not have sex with a woman while she’s menstruating.

While 67 per cent have never performed oral sex on a woman while she’s on her period and nearly half (46 per cent) have never masturbated a woman during that time. 

A shocking 55 per cent of women say they dislike period sex as it’s messy and nearly a quarter (24 per cent) went as far as confessing it’s a major turn off.

But a third of men (33 per cent) believe women orgasm more easily when they’re on their period and 40 per cent think they have a higher chance of getting pregnant. 

Despite some outdated views, half of men (53 per cent) openly talk about periods with partners and female friends. 

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DEAR DEIDRE: MY ex is so bitter about being dumped that she is spreading nasty rumours around our friendship group – saying I’m rubbish in bed and have a small todger.

She never complained when we were together, but last week she told the girls in our group that being with me was “like kissing a soggy lettuce leaf” and that she “literally didn’t feel a thing when we were having sex” because I’m so small.

My ex is so bitter about being dumped that she is spreading nasty rumours around our friendship group – saying I’m rubbish in bed and have a small todger

I’m 25 and she’s 24. I think part of it is jealousy.

She knows a couple of the other girls fancy me and I think she’s trying to sabotage any chance I have with them.

Not that I’m even planning anything.

She’s so insecure and has a vicious tongue on her.

I’m tempted to let each of her so-called friends know what she really says about them in private.

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Her top is either too short, or her hair looks like wire, or her laugh is fake . . . it goes on and on.

I don’t regret splitting up with her but this last trick has really infuriated me.

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Your friends will soon see her behaviour for what it is – jealous insecurity.

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DEAR DEIDRE: MY partner said he was on a work trip two months ago, but he had actually got married and been on honeymoon.

Our relationship had become a bit predictable, but we still had regular sex and nice days out with our two young sons.

My partner lied about his work trip – he was really on his HONEYMOON

I’m 32 and he’s 37. Our sons are four and two.

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He told me all this, then marched upstairs and packed his games console and his clothes and drove off out of my life.

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It won’t feel like it now, but you really are better off without him.

He is behaving like he still lives in your home, by just turning up unannounced.

Tell him firmly that you would encourage a good relationship between him and your sons but he can only collect them with prior arrangement.

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