Period Sex as a Pain Reliever If you experience symptoms such as cramping, feelings of sadness, or depression during your period, having sex at this time may be beneficial. An egg that is released during ovulation but remains unfertilized "comes out with all of the menstrual blood," Dr. During this time, your chances of conceiving drop as the hormone progesterone rises, signaling your ovaries to stop releasing eggs for the month. The virus may be present in menstrual blood. If there is no fertilization, the lining of the uterus is sloughed off about 14 days later. These symptoms can occur as early as two weeks after ovulation. Hall says many women experience an increased feeling of congestion in the pelvic area, which can also ramp up your sex drive. Sexual Arousal During Your Period You may feel more sexually aroused and sensitive during this time of the month because of the changes in your hormone levels. Special circumstances Not every woman follows a to day cycle. Other, more common, pregnancy symptoms to watch out for will manifest closer to six or seven weeks' gestation, and include nausea, vomiting and severe fatigue. For some women, sexual activity during menstruation can be even more pleasurable than at other times of the month. This can occur during ovulation and be mistaken for a period, making it difficult to establish the exact place in the menstrual cycle. Getting pregnant right after your period You can conceive even if you aren't ovulating. There's also the dreaded UTI. But clear evidence is lacking for any increased risk of getting a yeast infection if you have sex during your period. The need for lubrication lessens during your period, and some studies show that sex can soothe period-related symptoms, such as cramps. If you have a shorter menstrual cycle 21 to 24 days and you have sex toward the end of your period, sperm can remain viable in your vagina for up to five days, so pregnancy is possible.