A woman’s menstrual cycle has a big impact on libido, says Hutcherson. “While most women will feel a surge in sexual desire right before ovulation, there’s a good chance you’ll also feel totally uninterested in the days leading up to your period,” she says.
Keeping this in consideration, does period decrease sex drive?
It’s been well established that libido tends to decrease with age, particularly after menopause. But the handful of studies that attempted to look at changing hormonal levels and sexual desire during a period cycle have largely proved inconclusive.
In respect to this, why don’t I want sex on my period?
The biggest downside to having sex during your period is the mess. Blood can get on you, your partner, and the sheets, especially if you have a heavy flow. Aside from dirtying the bed, bleeding may make you feel self-conscious. Anxiety over making a mess can take some or all of the fun out of sex.