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A Bloody Good Time: Our Guide To Masturbating On Your Period

We’re all for a good slasher movie (hello, Billy Loomis) but a cheeky solo sesh on your period doesn’t have to feel straight out of Scream. Masturbating on your period isn’t everyone’s preference but if you’ve never ventured, don’t knock it ‘til you try it. It’s totally safe, there’s nothing ‘gross’ about it, and there are a handful of fun benefits that can add delight to a usually dreadful time of the month (read: orgasms can relieve period cramps). Plus, we’ve mapped out everything you need to know to masturbate on your period like a pro, so you won’t feel like a bloody mess.

Umm, is that safe?

Big question–is it safe and hygienic to masturbate on your period? We get it, it sounds a little messy at first, but period masturbation is totally safe, babe. There are no health risks to masturbating on your period, however there are definitely documented benefits including: relief from cramps thanks to endorphins, improved sleep, increased arousal and sexual desire, and of course, added natural lubrication.

Extra lubrication, baby

Easily one of the greatest benefits of period sex is the ready-to-roll extra lubrication. Period masturbation is great for both a slow solo serenade and for a quickie since you’re likely already lubricated, you can skip the teasing and mood-setting of solo foreplay (if you want, of course). The added lubrication on your period can also make penetration with toys feel more pleasurable, making it easier and quicker to climax. Yes, please!

Okay, how do I do it?

In terms of positions and technique, you can masturbate on your period the same way you would otherwise. With the benefit of extra lubrication, penetration can feel easier and more pleasurable. If you ask us, clitoral stimulation is a big yes all the time, but especially on your period. The extra blood flow to your downstairs neighbours = more intense orgasms.


You might not believe it, but the shower is your friend when it comes to masturbating on your period. If you’ve ever tackled the nightmare of having sex in the shower while the water washes away your natural lubrication, this is something you’ll avoid when having solo sex (or partnered play) in the shower during your period. The natural lubrication from your period doesn’t wash away as easily as when you usually get wet from arousal, making it much easier to stay lubricated. Bonus, you’re already in the shower, babe. Get dirty, get clean.

What you’ll need

A little solo sex mess never hurt anybody, but changing your sheets when you’d love to bask in your post-orgasm glow or blissfully fall asleep is not a fun time. Here’s our handy dandy checklist for what you’ll need for your period masturbation adventures.

  • Dark towels or a sex ‘splash’ blanket – a key part of reaching your big O is feeling relaxed. You’re not going to feel relaxed worrying about staining your bedsheets. Get out of your head by laying down a towel or a splash blanket before you get going so you can totally lose yourself in the moment.
  • Take out your menstrual cup or tampon before if you’re using a menstrual disc that can be used during vaginal penetration, or sticking to external clitoral stimulation, this step is no biggie. But if you’re not and want to use your fingers or toys for penetration, save yourself the hassle and take any internal period barriers out first.
  • Your favourite sex toys – sure, you can go for it acoustic with your hand but toys can be fun for extra stimulation and more intense Os. We vote for a waterproof buzzy buddy that you can take in the shower with you. Our whole crew of sustainably and ethically made vibrators are waterproof for bath and shower play–a match made in heaven for period sex and masturbation. Hello, easy clean up!
  • Clean up crew – if you’re not planning on jumping in the shower during or after, having body wipes readily available can make for quick clean up. A little period blood never hurt anybody but don’t forget to wash your toys too to keep them in tip top shape!

Safe sex matters

Touching yourself isn’t risky but if you decide to invite a playtime partner, anytime there’s contact with each other’s bodily fluids, there’s a risk of STIs. Keep this in mind if you or your partner decide to engage in mutual masturbation and consensually lend each other a hand during the experience, even if you’re on your period.

Don’t forget - your period isn't a constantly flowing tap.

Getting your maz on during your period won’t end up like a slasher movie, we promise. With benefits like relief from period cramps, better sleep, and more intense orgasms, it doesn’t hurt to try your hand at it.


Also note, everyone’s body is different. Some people are extra sensitive on their period to a point of discomfort while others find the stimulation is extra toe-curling during their time of the month. Have a play around, find your rhythm and what works for you. There are no ‘rules’ so to speak.


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