Menstruation can affect a man’s sexual function.
And when menstruation happens, it can change your partner’s sexual orientation.
But when it doesn’t, it’s not an issue for women, according to a study published in the Journal of Sex Research.
Read MoreWhat’s the best way to deal with it?
“It’s not just about being proactive about it,” said study author Kristine Ziegler, a research psychologist at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
“If you don’t treat it, your partner won’t see it, and they’ll not be able to enjoy it.”
And if you’re still worried about getting pregnant, she suggests using contraception when your periods begin, then delaying sex until after your periods stop.
If you’re a man who’s been diagnosed with prostate cancer, it may be better to stay home and try to deal on your own.
Ziegle told Women’s Health Weekly that the risk of developing a urinary tract infection is higher for men who have undergone surgery, but that the risks of becoming pregnant are low.
You may also want to check with your doctor about whether you should try to get pregnant before you go to the doctor.