Men who don't want period sex need a reality check (VIDEO)

Mar 11, 2016 at 10:50 a.m. ET

To have sex or not to have sex? That is the question almost all women and men are faced with once a month during "that time of the month."

Now, a hilarious video from the same people who brought Period Piece — a series of videos exploring how women menstruated through the years — is addressing this topic perfectly. See below:


It's kind of a perfect description, isn't it? We want to, we don't, it's gross, it's awesome. Why? Why? Why? We have all thought these things. But in the end, the reality is, if a man ever freaked out and left my house because I was on my period, that man would be dead to me.

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I have been married for 13 years and the truth is, at this point, we do often (not always) abstain during that time. Maybe it is part of taking things for granted in a long-term relationship. This doesn't mean we aren't intimate. We are. We just skip the mess and try to keep it clean. But back in the day? Oh hell yes. I couldn't imagine choosing a man who had an issue with my period.

Periods are natural and normal and part of being female. If a guy can't accept that, what else can't he accept? Personally, if I were a man, I would find it sexy. It is part of the secrets that make up the beautiful femininity of your lady friend. How could you possibly not love that? It's also lubricating. And sex is messy no matter when you do it. So why not just deal with the fact that once a month it's going to be just a bit messier?

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This is like a litmus test for men. Hate period sex? Here's the door. We would all be in happier relationships if we adhered to this.