My boyfriend wants to have sex when I'm on my period but I'm not sure

DEAR DEIDRE: MY boyfriend is a typical red-blooded male and wants sex all the time.

I don’t mind at all and take it as a compliment – except when it’s my time of the month.

I’ve told him I’m not interested at all when I have my period, but he constantly tries to convince me to try it. I’m 25 and he’s 27.

I’ve told him I want to be left alone as I get really heavy bleeds and suffer with bad period pain but he still won’t leave it.

Last week I gave in because I wanted him to stop going on but it wasn’t comfortable and I didn’t enjoy it.

I find the whole thing really embarrassing and I’m not sure why, but I feel very private about my body when I have my period.

Now he says, as I’ve done it once, I should be over it and be up for it again.

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DEIDRE SAYS: There is no medical reason why you shouldn’t have sex during your period, but for some people it’s simply too messy to consider.

That aside, no one should do anything sexually they aren’t 100 per cent comfortable with.

Tell your boyfriend one more time that you aren’t interested in sex when you have your period and that he needs to respect your wishes.

I’m sending you my support pack, Standing Up For Yourself, to help you.

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