Dear Dr. Betty,
Is it safe having sex during periods? what are the pros and cons?
Yes it's safe to have sex during a woman's period unless her flow is very heavy and she feels uncomfortable about it. In any case, you must make allowances to keep the blood off of whatever surface you are on. Some women use their diaphragm or menstrual cup to catch the blood. Other women claim intercourse helps to get the blood flowing which eliminates menstrual cramps.
It's also a time when a woman will NOT get pregnant unless she is "spotting" a bit of blood mid-cycle and confuses this with an oncoming period. Many women say they are especially hot when they are menstruating. The important thing is to ask how she feels about it and to let her know where you stand in terms of acceptance.