They are magical. It just made me feel so dirty that my boyfriend was basically sterilizing himself because of me. Focus on the advantages of your flow. Nearly half of women skip all genital activity during their time of the month, found a survey from period-tracking app Clue. It's just a bit redder! She's really the first consistent girlfriend I've had in my life, and one of the things that, I don't want to say it was a fear, but that I thought about, is what if our cycles aren't the same, and we don't have sex when we have our periods? Method Staying Clean and Healthy 1 Use contraception. Before you get busy, "identify which sexual activities will be allowed and which will be off limits," suggests Janet Brito , PhD, a licensed psychologist and certified sex therapist in Honolulu. You'll feel better, too. Advertisement While yeast infections can also occur without engaging in sexual activity, people may have a higher risk of getting a yeast infection due to the hormonal changes during a period. It can leave your vagina dry without time to replenish its natural moisture, says Minkin, making sex all kinds of uncomfortable. And if you do make a mess, you can always clean it up Lay down an old blanket if it makes you less concerned about stains, and throw any bloody sheets in the wash immediately afterwards. Another perk to period sex, she says: Go solo.