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Sexual activity during menstruation among married women in Gorgan-Iran

Sexual activity during menstruation among married women in Gorgan-Iran

Having sexual relationship during menstruation is one of the sexual activities which is controversial from the point of view of couples, cultures, religious and specialist. In some cultures it is a normal relationship, and in others it is forbidden and wrong. Also there are some studies which suggest the possibility of infections such as HIV. In Islamic countries like Iran, there are no referable scientific statistics on this subject. Therefore, this study was done with the object of determining the views of married women in Gorgan.

Method: Descriptive study was done on 129 married women who had at least one child and lived with their husbands in the city of Gorgan (2005- 2006). Because, there was no statistical references, we estimate that we would need 110 samples. Questionnaire included two parts: a) demographic information, b) questions related to sexual relationship during menstruation. After collecting data, analyzis was done by descriptive statistics.
Results: Average age of samples and their husbands were 37.5 and 41.3 years. And the length of their marriage was 13.6 years. Assessing of specific questions showed that couples used different sexual activities during menstruation: vaginal intercourse 18.59%, anal sex10.49% and oral sex 15.14%. On the other hand, between couples who had anal intercourse 74.16% of women claimed that it was a request from their husband.

Conference: WAS Goteberg 2009

WAS 2009

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