Masturbation during your period: Is this OK?

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While some women may refuse to have solo sex while on their period, 59% of ladies have an increased libido at some time during their period. Doctors agree that it’s okay if you feel more sexual attraction while you are menstruating. Thus it is safe and healthy for a woman to masturbate when she has her period.  


Masturbation can’t change your menstrual cycle or make your period come earlier or later. Some women masturbate to relieve menstrual cramps and muscle tension before, during, and after their periods. During masturbation, hormones called endorphins are released, and this is what brings relief from menstrual cramping.


What you should watch out for when masturbating on your period:


Remember to maintain good hygiene practices during masturbation to keep it safe. Keep logging your data with the MIA app every day to get answers to your questions and learn how your body functions on each day of your cycle.



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I’m often aroused during my period. Is it okay to masturbate?

Female social and sexual interest across the menstrual cycle: the roles of pain, sleep and hormones, BMC Women's Health

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