What steps can I take to ensure my period doesn't spoil our romantic weekend away?
It's obviously not ideal timing for you, but having your period doesn't have to spoil your fun. An orgasm is also a great cure for period pains and cramps.
My man has booked us a romantic weekend away without the children and I know he will be looking for us to have some uninterrupted fun.
Only problem is I will be on my period! Can you recommend anything that we can take to enjoy without him having to get messy?
Absolutely! It's obviously not ideal timing for you, but having your period doesn't have to spoil your fun. An orgasm is also a great cure for period pains and cramps, and lots of women report feeling extra horny when they're menstruating - your nerve endings are at their most responsive at this time and your see-sawing hormone levels can even make you bolder sexually!
As the mess is the main issue, I'd pack a few old, (preferably dark) towels, and maybe even one of those waterproof mattress covers sold at chemists or department stores. I know it sounds a bit unromantic, but that way you can save both the hotel's sheets and your embarrassment if there are any accidents.
Keep the wet wipes handy too, and pack some lubricant - it helps when you've just removed a tampon. And choose a position where he's on top - your blood flow is likely to be reduced when you're lying down. It also helps to pop a pillow under your bottom to raise your pelvis.
You could try diluting your flow by having sex in the bath, or if it's a really heavy day, you can always forget penetration and keep a tampon in - that way he can attend to your clitoris and you can administer your attentions by hand or orally.
Or for the best results of all, try the porn-stars' secret weapon - Beppy Stringless Tampons or Sea Pearls - used when having to shoot scenes during a period. They're both sponges and, although they're not cheap, they are discreet, easy to wear during lovemaking and very effective.