And your partner might, too Women shouldn't assume their partner will be grossed out by their period. However, by day three or four we got back to a more reciprocal approach. I really don't feel comfortable having sex during my period, because I just don't feel attractive or sexy. Menstruation may be a basic bodily function, but it's loaded as hell in our culture. To me it just seems like it's a thing that happens once a month, and Margot has to deal with it, so there's no reason why I should run away and hide. So every time I had my period, I felt like my body was doing something wrong. But after that, it helps with the cramps. A lot of the family planning laws in Judaism, and ideas about avoiding sex during menstruation, are steeped in patriarchal texts about impurities, but to me, I really read it as a much deeper message. I would never ask someone to have sex with me then if they're totally grossed out by blood. I know people are grossed out by it, and I guess I kind of get it. Like, just a few weeks ago I was in an elevator with a co-worker who is basically my age, and he kept asking me where I was going so I finally jangled my change for the tampon machine. Amanda MacMillan February 09, Fans of 50 Shades of Grey will remember the much talked-about tampon scene —and while that particular romp won't be playing out on the big screen, it's still been making headlines as buzz about the upcoming movie reaches a fever pitch. I don't go so far as to not touch, and if I were in a committed relationship which I'm not now I would certainly snuggle and spend time with my partner, but I won't have sex or share my body in that way. During that time, I focus on pleasuring her. Will I like it? I see that as more of a thing to do around ovulation, which is when I feel like I really want sex.