The Best Sex Position for Menstrual Cramps

Many women find that during menstruation they can feel particularly aroused. That’s because your estrogen and testosterone levels rise while your flow is in full force. If you experience significant cramping during your period, don’t let that deter you from having intercourse, as orgasm and certain sexual positions can play a role in relieving those challenging menstrual symptoms.

One of the best sexual positions for women with menstrual cramps is a position that women with menstrual cramps may find themselves in even otherwise: the fetal position. By laying on your side with your knees bent at a 90 degree angle and allowing penetration from behind, you can allow your body to relax in the position most comfortable for menstrual cramps while also allowing you to enjoy intercourse. 

Keep it simple and pleasurable! If you’ve found that other positions have helped curb cramps during your menstrual cycle, let me know – I’d love to hear what other positions work for you!

With love, 

Dr. Shweta Desai

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