Is It Always Safe To Have Sex During My Period? Will I Get Pregnant?
Do you know, people living in the Middle Ages believed that red-haired people were conceived during menstruation?
Hilarious, but it shows that havingsex during period has been practiced years ago although a taboo.
Question is, can we get pregnant by having sex during menstruation?YES, you can!
BUT, thisONLY applies if you have irregular period orshort period cycle, around 21 to 24 days. I know you would probably be wondering “how does that happen?” -I know because I asked the exact same question too.
Basically, if you have a short period cycle, it means you areovulating earlier in the cycle.Sperm can live inside your body for up to 5 days and you could have sex towards the end of your bleeding and then still be able toconceive 4 or 5 days later due to yourearly ovulation.
The probabilities of getting pregnant while on your period are low, but the possibilities are there.
However, this does not mean it is completely safe to haveunprotected sex if you have a longer period cycle. You may get pregnant too.
Firstly, you must understandnot all vaginal bleeding signals menstrual period. Sometimes, you may have experienced vaginal bleeding around the time ofovulation -the time when you are most fertile, that can be mistaken for a period.
Sometimes,ovulation can happen before your period has stopped or within a few days after your period is over. You can ovulate at different points from cycle to cycle, making it impossible to know exactly when you are most fertile.
Which is why you MUST use a condom not only to protect yourself against unplanned pregnancy but also to protect from gettingSexually Transmitted Diseases (STD).
STDs can be spread easily becauseyou can’t tell whether someone has an infection or not. In fact, some people with STDs don’t even know that they have them. These people are in danger of passing an infection on to their sex partners without even realizing it.
As with many other diseases,prevention is key. The only way to avoid unplanned pregnancy and STD is by using acondom every time you have sex or if you are still not sure. It is best if yourefer this to your doctor. They will have you tested and from there you can check whether you have STDs or not -that you yourself might not even know.