Have Great Sex Every Day

Women’s Health

South Africa
August 3, 2o10

Make the most of your hormone cycle by knowing exactly which buttons to push on which day…

It All Depends On…

Why you have sex, how often you orgasm and how wild you’re tempted to get in bed all depend in part on where you are in your menstrual cycle.

“When women hear the word ‘menstrual’, they tend to think of cramps and discomfort,” says Dr Gina Ogden, author of The Return of Desire. “But the hormones that influence your cycle – oestrogen, testosterone and progesterone – fluctuate each day and affect your sexual behaviour in dramatic ways.”

Although every woman is different, knowing what changes your body is going through can help you plan for a month of unbelievable sex

Day 1: Take Control During Sex

On the first day of your period you’ll feel extroverted and bold, thanks to a rise in the feel-good hormones oxytocin, testosterone and oestrogen. Your libido should be amped too, so aim for all the pleasure you can. Woman-on-top is ideal because your clitoris is extra sensitive and you can control the depth and angle while he lies back and enjoys the view. It’s perfectly safe to have penetrative sex during your period.


I wouldn’t say the first day of your period that most women will feel extroverted and bold….or even up to sex…..but definitely when the hormones are beginning to rise – say by Day 3 or 4…..


Author: Leslie Carol Botha

Author, publisher, radio talk show host and internationally recognized expert on women's hormone cycles. Social/political activist on Gardasil the HPV vaccine for adolescent girls. Co-author of "Understanding Your Mood, Mind and Hormone Cycle." Honorary advisory board member for the Foundation for the Study of Cycles and member of the Society for Menstrual Cycle Research.