As a guy, you know it’s coming. Every month, her period sets your relationship on a plank – teetering that way and teetering the other – putting up with random fits of anger, sensitive emotions, and even a reduced libido.
While you may just want to blame your girl’s lack of need to be touched on her extreme mood swings, researchers have found that a woman’s reduced sexual libido during the days leading up to her monthly period, is the result of reduced sexual satisfaction when experiencing premenstrual syndrome (PMS).
In a 2010 study, researchers found that PMS is a risk factor for sexual dissatisfaction in women.
PMS is basically a set of specific physical and psychological features that occurs in the last half of a woman’s menstrual cycle. Women may experience breast tenderness, bloating, anger and depression during this time.
No wonder most women just want to be left alone sometimes.
1. Nowosielski K, Drosdzol A, Skrzypulec V, and Plinta R. Sexual satisfaction in females with premenstrual symptoms. TJ Sex Med 2010;7:3589–3597.