Period cramps can be very painful for some menstruating people. However, pain in the uterus can be relieved by sex.
Lucy Lettice, co-founder of the menstrual care brand &SISTERS, notes that “vaginal stimulation (in the form of penetration) can provide effective relief from pain due to pressure on the vagina, and has been shown to increase the pain by 75%”. For this reason, the specialist leaves us with four poses that can help reduce these discomforts of people with a vulva.
Not only is the spoon position a bit more romantic and intimate than other sex positions, but it’s also great for getting rid of cramps.
“This position is comfortable for both parties, as it doesn’t put pressure on your knees and involves mostly lying down, which, when a menstrual cramp occurs, is a blessing,” says Lucy.
Likewise, the specialist specifies that the partner who penetrates can put his hand against the abdomen of the receiving partner to allow his natural body heat to relieve menstrual pain.
The 5 best positions to practice anal sex. Photo: Lucy Macaroni/Cosmopolitan
This pose is inspired by a yoga posture, which is designed to work the abdominal muscles.
“It relieves tension and promotes healthy digestion, which is a leap in the right direction for relieving menstrual cramps,” says the creator of the menstrual care brand.
To do it, you need to bring your knee to your chest and cross your body with your torso flat against the bed, so that only your lower body is twisted (as in the picture). Your partner gets on his knees and stands between the leg of your body that is stretched, from there he must penetrate you.
“You can also lift your lying leg to meet your crossed leg over your bent leg, bringing them into the fetal position, while keeping your chest and upper torso flat,” adds Lucy.
supine twist. Photo: Yogajala
This is an ideal posture for resting and helps beat cramps. It is also a posture for yoga, so it helps to stimulate and massage the abdominal area.
It is a very comfortable position for the couple. To do it, you lean forward then spread your knees apart, lower your chest and shoulders so you’re as flat as comfortable on the bed, and your partner moves behind you to penetrate you while grabbing your hips.
“Then you can place a warm blanket on a cushion under your stomach to further soothe the cramp,” adds Lucy.
relaxed puppy. Photo: Cosmopolitan
The specialist points out that this pose “stimulates the abdominal organs, including the ovaries and the uterus, which improves circulation.”
To do this, you need to lie on your back—perhaps with a pillow behind your upper torso—with your knees up and open so they can rest in a ‘butterfly’ position (as in the photo). Your partner must get on his knees and in front of you to penetrate you from there.
Pose sapo. Photo: freepik
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