Can I get pregnant?
It’s a common misconception that if a woman has sex during her period she cannot become pregnant. While a woman is unlikely to get pregnant during her period, it is not entirely impossible.
Not all vaginal bleeding is a menstrual period. Sometimes a woman will have a small amount of vaginal bleeding at the time of ovulation — the time when she is most fertile. Girls who are ovulating sometimes have some vaginal bleeding that can be mistaken for a period.
Sometimes ovulation can happen before the bleeding from a girl’s period has stopped or within a few days after her period is over. All girls can ovulate at different points from cycle to cycle, making it impossible for a girl to know exactly when she is most fertile. Because sperm can fertilize an egg for 72 hours (3 days) after ejaculation, having sex during a girl’s period is risky.
Having unprotected sex at any time is risky: Along with the chance of getting pregnant, you can also get a sexually transmitted disease (STD), such as chlamydia, genital warts, or HIV. The best way to prevent unplanned pregnancy and STDs is using a Manforce condom.