Why women crave sex during PMS/periods

Stotropama Mukherjee
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The unwarranted arousal

Internet is bustling with question about why women crave sex during PMS or periods. No one is nearer to the solution but are we actually asking the right question?

Getting horny during your PMS and period is unproductive: Is that the real problem?

Is a woman’s body just for reproduction and nothing else? Are the women who feel these urges abominations?

Blame it on Hormones

Hormones are the driving force of your body. It shapes desire and sculpts personalities. So when it comes to something biological like period or PMS, doctors resort to them to explain the inexpiable. Where there is ready solution for craving for sex during ovulation, there isn’t much explainable condition for this. High progesterone levels dominate the ovulation period. Doctors explain that the body craves for sex as that is the best time to conceive. But chances of getting pregnant are thin when you are shedding the uterine lining. So when the solution eludes the doctors they blame it on a cocktail for hormones that is raging inside the woman’s body due to menstruation. But that seems suspicious: it’s like blaming the wind for air pollution.

It’s all in your mind

Talk about mansplaining women’s crisis. Whenever you put a question regarding your problems on internet, or anywhere else for that matter, there is at least a man, assuming his hierarchical position, offering a solution.

Some guy recently drove the internet crazy by saying that using pads or tampons are waste of resources and women should just hold it in while on their period.

Well, maybe not all men, but some of them surely thinks that all women’s problems are in their heads. So internet is filled with people reducing this urge for sex into something similar to ‘woman’s hysteria’. May be it’s all in our mind, but why would it mean that the urges are not real?

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Merely a matter of moisture

Physicians have taken a step further than hormones because that it really doesn’t fit in the scenario. They say that before and during the period, there is a lot of discharge that makes the whole area wet and slippery. Also the area around clitoris is swollen and heavy during this time. That amount of moisture and pressure on clitoris causes friction near vagina. Therefore the wetness translates into arousal. Hmm, then we should feel aroused every time we take bath, or better still, every time we pee after holding it in for a long time. But that is not the case. We get wet when we are aroused, not the other way round. It’s like saying emissions of greenhouse gases is caused by global warming.

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Naughty little rule breakers

It is also said that women who feel horny during PMS and period are just asking for something they cannot have. Most women suffer from mood swings and menstrual cramps during this time and that can really mess up their libido. But when some women feel the need to have sex during this time then it must be an abomination. They are the exception to the rule where woman are supposed to be horny only when they are fertile. Even if we gingerly accept that, it doesn’t really provide an explanation, does it?

Maybe we are asking the wrong questions

We are driven by animal instincts of food, shelter and procreation but that’s not all who we are. We are intelligent beings who seek out complex matters. We are even driven by pleasure for pleasure’s sake. Women are not equal to wombs, as Simone de Beauvoir would argue. So maybe, just maybe, their bodies are not just baby making machines. Maybe sexual passions are not always directly proportionate to fertility or to conceive. Sex is not just a compulsion for human beings; it is also a source of pleasure and emotional sustenance for many. If sex was only for procreation, then masturbation would have been dissatisfactory.

So women who feel aroused and horny before and during the period may just be looking for sex. It does seem logical, doesn’t it? So sit back and enjoy your orgasms, you are also a woman: not just the mother, not just the wife.

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Sanjukta Das
Sanjukta Das May 19, 2018 - 1:03 pm

News Flash: It’s not all in my mind. PMS is not a myth and we need to educate people on that. ]
PS- This article helps a lot.

Priya Jindal
Priya Jindal May 18, 2018 - 9:01 pm

The internet is loaded with misinformation on such topics. There is so much we don’t know . And there is so much we think we know.

Neeti Singh
Neeti Singh May 18, 2018 - 7:30 pm

The woman’s body is definitely a world of mystery. Thank you for trying to unravel it for us!

Swati Mehra
Swati Mehra May 18, 2018 - 4:55 pm

“Women should just hold it in while on their period.” – Hahahah I can’t believe someone actually said that! But yes I do think we are asking the wrong questions and are certainly looking for answers at the wrong places.

Ishita Roy
Ishita Roy May 17, 2018 - 4:08 pm

“Some guy recently drove the internet crazy by saying that using pads or tampons are waste of resources and women should just hold it in while on their period.” – saying stuff like that makes us go crazy and then we become the emotional ones.

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