In a recent statement, marriage counselor Cyril George Carstensen Lutterodt, commonly known as Counselor Lutterodt, expressed his belief that there is nothing wrong with engaging in sexual intercourse with a woman while she is menstruating. This viewpoint has sparked both controversy and curiosity among the public.
During a discussion on UTV’s showbiz night, Counselor Lutterodt explained that there are scientific reasons and potential benefits associated with having sex during menstruation. He emphasized that for women who ovulate during this time, there can be an intensified sense of pleasure and excitement. He questioned whether it is fair to deny a partner this pleasure when they happen to ovulate during their menstrual cycle.
Counselor Lutterodt acknowledged that the main inconvenience of having sex during menstruation is the potential for staining the bed. However, he also highlighted that those who hold religious beliefs that prohibit such acts can choose to follow their faith’s teachings.
“The SC4, SC2, SC1 there are sexual benefits through bleeding, ‘menses’. some women ovulate during menstruation, so will you deny your partner pleasure who ovulates during bleeding?
“There is nothing wrong with having sex during menstruation, the only discomfort is having to soil the bed”
— UTV Ghana (@utvghana) June 4, 2023
While Counselor Lutterodt’s statements may provoke controversy, it is essential to recognize that human sexuality and cultural norms vary widely across societies. What may be acceptable or frowned upon in one cultural context may be seen differently in another.
It is worth noting that there is no definitive consensus within the medical community regarding the practice of having sex during menstruation. While some argue that it can have potential benefits, such as pain relief and increased sexual pleasure, others raise concerns about hygiene and the risk of infection.
Ultimately, individuals and couples should engage in open and honest communication about their desires and boundaries when it comes to sexual intimacy. Understanding and respecting each other’s perspectives, preferences, and cultural or religious beliefs are vital components of a healthy and fulfilling sexual relationship.
As societal norms continue to evolve, discussions like these encourage us to question and examine our beliefs about human sexuality, paving the way for greater understanding and acceptance of diverse perspectives.