There’s Nothing Gross About Period Sex

Love and Sex

There’s Nothing Gross About Period Sex

Illustration: Akshita Monga


eriod sex is exactly like loving to eat shit,” a woman recently told me on Tinder. She was a biology graduate who went on to give me a life lesson on how menstrual blood is a body fluid that needs to be expelled from the body, and not played around with.

I probably should have unmatched with her that instant. Not because I enjoy being with menstruating women, but because her biology classes seemed to have made no dent in the prejudices she probably grew up with.