I get that you have a lot going on, but I want you to try and chill because it will help your life, your relationships, and probably your period cramps. You don't want to keep your hips and pelvis too still when you're cramping up: What your period is like, and what your PMS and menstrual symptoms are is primarily about the chemical changes due to your whole fertility cycle, which occur via your hypothalamus and endocrine system and your internal reproductive system -- your ovaries , fallopian tubes and your uterus -- none of which someone else's fingers, mouth or genitals can alter. Plus, your flow can serve as extra lubrication during sex, which can also increase pleasure. That being said, there are things we can do for serious pain and there are things we can avoid that sometimes make PMS symptoms worse. What's more, your lack of sleep could be making your period cramps worse because it throws off your body chemicals. Getty Not Eating Enough Food Regularly It's not just about what you eat, it's also about how often you eat and how much. Some herbs and plants which are often helpful include ginger, red raspberry leaf, coriander, sesame, rosemary, motherwort, cramp bark yep, it's really called that , marjoram, cammomile, wild yam root, skullcap, parsely, dong quai, black cohosh, chasteberry, red clover and valerian nature's Valium. In reality, you might not actually be as productive as you think you're being. Every couple is different, and some people will be more open to it than others. Some supplements which have helped women with cramps include Omega-3 fatty acids which you can purchase in supplement form, or eat by eating salmon, mackerel, sardines, and anchovies: Because the cervix is more open during this time of month which allows the blood to pass , you have a slightly higher risk of infection from exposure to a sexually transmitted disease during unprotected sex, Ford says. On the other hand, if you're sexually active and not reaching orgasm, unresolved vasocongestion when your pelvic area fills with blood due to sexual arousal which happens while you're on your period could certainly intensify cramping, but only for a little while, and not in any permanent way.