Due to the cramps, headaches, hormonal swings, and bleeding from the vagina for about five days each lunar cycle, some people would rather not be touched with a 10-foot pole during menstruation, much less by someone's tongue. But for others, this part of the hormonal cycle brings with it an increase in libido, making it easier to get aroused and orgasm.

If you fall into the latter camp, good news: First of all, the clitoris isn't especially close to the vaginal opening, so even if you or your partner(s) aren't big on blood, there's no reason you can't get off while on your period. Doing so can actually ease your menstrual symptoms as orgasms have been shown to decrease the pain of cramps. Second, and more to the point, it feels fantastic. While everyone's hormonal cycle varies, a study from Science Direct indicates that many people experience higher arousal during their periods; the increased blood flow to the genitals can also increase sensitivity, leading to more intense orgasms.

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