Your period shouldn’t prevent you from doing any of the activities you enjoy, including sex. Most of us accept that sex is messy and comes with fluids such as sweat and semen, and for those who prefer not to abstain while menstruating, there might be a new secret to mess-free period sex: menstrual cups or discs (more on the difference later).

A whopping 82 percent of people have sex during their period, according to a global survey first reported by Forbes of over 500 adults by women’s health brand INTIMINA, and 20 percent of survey respondents reported having penetrative sex while using a menstrual cup. They’re not the only ones, either: People have been sharing stories about sex using menstrual cups on Reddit for years.

Emily Woods, a 34-year-old stay-at-home mom in Dallas, has been using menstrual discs during sex since 2013 and has never had leakage with reusable ones. “I cannot feel it at all,” she said. “I love the fact