Pharmacy Corner
Let's Talk About Your Period Can I Have Sex While I'm on My Period?

Yes you can have sex during your period. For Some women, sexual intercourse during their period can maybe help reduce painful period cramps.21 As long as you and your partner are comfortable with it then there is no reason why you can’t.20 You will continue to bleed during sexual intercourse and may even bleed a bit more after then it’ll go back to normal.


Myth: You can’t get pregnant while you’re on your period

You can get pregnant while you are on your period and any time before or after that. If you don’t want to become pregnant make sure to use a method of birth control.20

Myth: You can get an infection if you have sex during your period

Having sex on your period will not cause you to get an infection. But there are infections called Sexually Transmitted Infections (STIs) that you can get if you have sex without a condom with someone who is infected. But this has nothing to do with your period; you can get infected at any time during sex.20