Six Reasons Why You Should Masturbate While On Your Period

From one vagina owner to another, let me say that there’s nothing more relaxing, healthy, and amazing-feeling than masturbating. Mix that with being on your period, and the outcome is even better!

So let’s get the taboos surrounding masturbation and menstruation straight: people are often horrified when they hear the word “period,” “menstruation,” or “blood,” but are even more disturbed when people say “masturbate” in a normal conversation. We get that not everybody likes to openly discuss these topics, but it’s also important to know that masturbating and being on your period are two completely NORMAL and HEALTHY things. So, before we dive into why masturbating on your period is totally beneficial for you, remember that there’s no shame in having a period (it’s literally the essence of your existence), and it’s most definitely not dirty or disgraceful to pleasure yourself (ever heard of an orgasm? Those things are magical).

Now that we’ve got that out of the way, lets talk about masturbating on your period, shall we? As long as you’re comfortable with getting a little blood on your fingers or sex toy, then you’re definitely in for a treat!

Here are a few reasons why masturbating on your period is totally A-OKAY.

Orgasms may alleviate menstrual cramps

Yes. It’s true. While being on your period can sometimes feel like a drag, there are so many ways to alleviate your cramps without taking painkillers. Just masturbate! It’s pretty simple, when you masturbate, it eventually leads to an orgasm, and when you orgasm, you’re improving blood flow to the genitals. Crazy right? This increase in blood flow can ease your menstrual cramps and get rid of that throbbing headache. Read more about the study we made with Womanizer!

Stronger and longer orgasms

During your period, your vagina might be a little swollen and more sensitive than usual. Like we said above, it all comes down to blood flow – and hormones such as estrogen, progesterone, and testosterone play an important role in the intensity of your orgasm. During menstruation, your estrogen levels rise and progesterone levels decrease, causing the rise of testosterone (testosterone isn’t only for people with a penis!). The rise of testosterone regulates the sex drive, which is probably why you’re feeling extra horny during this time and your orgasms feel more intense.

Self-love is self-care and that’s important

We are such advocates for self-love and care. We get that being on your period can mean binge watching your favorite tv show and eating that entire bucket of ice cream, but sometimes we need a little more. Go ahead and grab your favorite sex toy, rub yourself (whatever gets the job done), and make sure you’re relaxed! Listening to your body is especially important during your menstrual cycle.

Fall asleep faster

Not only is masturbating fun, but it will help you sleep better! If you’re one of those people who can’t sleep well due to your period, then you might want to start masturbating before bed. Releasing some endorphins before bed (aka having an orgasm) will knock you right out. If you’re already skipping the gym this week due to your period, consider some “you” time in the comfort of your own bed or wherever you like to pleasure yourself!

Gain self-confidence

Happiness and confidence are the answers to feeling good, right? Unfortunately, being on your period can make you feel the complete opposite of that. One way to boost your confidence during your menstrual cycle is to… yep, you guessed it – MASTURBATE! Masturbating relaxes your brain and releases the good stuff such as endorphins, dopamine, and the love hormone; oxytocin, which are all linked to making you feel happy and more in touch with yourself. By bringing pleasure to your body, you are also boosting your confidence!

Masturbating while on your period doesn’t have to be messy

Who said masturbating on your period had to be messy? If you’re like us, then you know how life-saving using a menstrual cup can be! Not everybody uses their fingers or inserts other objects to reach an orgasm, so whether you “O” with a simple rub or use a vibrator for some clitoral stimulation, you can count on Lunette Menstrual Cup to provide a total mess-free experience.


The comments on this have me weak😂😂😂

Nanaksj May 11, 2023

I will try this out

Aje January 13, 2023

Hi Aa,
it may happen that the period is sometimes flowing more and sometimes flowing less, like in waves. :)
Best regards, Team Lunette

Lunette Cup December 29, 2022

Actually I’m masturbating during my period since long time ago.
But after it usually the blood stop or become less , is it normal ?

Aa December 29, 2022

Hey, nice site you have here! Keep up the excellent work!

RockChica August 29, 2022

Lately, like the past 6 months, my libido has shot through the roof. This month is the only month I’ve ever been this extremely horny on my period!. It’s good to know I’m not alone💪🏾

Kookie August 29, 2022

That is what I do actually for a while I have never done before until my girlfriend took me to get a new vibtor.

Tessa June 24, 2022

I sometimes cramp worse when I orgasm while on my period but that tends to be normally on the first day. My advise to that is wait until the lighter days of your period before masturbating. The second or third day has much different results in calming period pains and mood swings.

Kaleb Lee (kaylee) June 24, 2022

I disagree….Orgasm can put pressure on your cervix or uterine wall and make your period pain worse
It happens to me alot

Fola February 28, 2022

tbh all I can think about when I am masturbate is to put a dick in me

Ashley July 29, 2022

yes it’s perfectly safe!! i asked my doctor about it and he said there isn’t anything wrong with it. i honestly enjoy it more when i’m on my period.

zoozoo December 31, 2021

Hi Asia! If you’re worried about the blood you can put down a towel or try masturbating in the shower. ☺️ – Team Lunette

Lunette Menstrual Mentor October 12, 2021

But how about the blood

Asia October 12, 2021

Can I do it with a pad on? And is it the same when it is light still? Also I love rubbing it helps my relax myself

Kailee October 12, 2021

Really informative… Thanks…!😊

Sawaira Gul August 16, 2021

Yes, i have to agree. It helps to alleviate period cramps and makes you feel happy all day. I guess that’s the oxytoxin doing its job.

Cat August 16, 2021

yes.. why would y’all even think you can’t masturbate during it? it’s not like u can get yourself preg or something lol💀

jj August 16, 2021

I have to masterbate at least a few times a week due to stress, but I have to say I feel so good afterwards.

Jeanie August 23, 2021

How do you even do it??

Lottie August 16, 2021

Yes You can do all these things, and lets be honest, Masterbating feels GREAT😀

nikki June 29, 2021

these comments triflin😭😭😭

Trinity June 08, 2021

yes you can!

Bella June 08, 2021

It relaxes and comforting me a lot

R May 20, 2021

Hi numb! Yes, it’s perfect safe! :)
-Team Lunette

Lunette Menstrual Mentor May 04, 2021

who da heck said it was bad. also why do u ppl read this. IT. HAS. ALOT. OF. BLOOD.

Jade May 04, 2021

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