Agida said this on Thursday in a telephone interview with the News Agency of Nigeria in Abuja.
He said it was absolutely safe to have sexual intercourse when a woman is menstruating, adding that some women observed it could reduce cramps.
He said: “Sex while you are menstruating can help ease the symptoms of pre-menstrual syndrome.
Many women say that orgasm can ease their cramps and the orgasmic contractions of the uterus offer a soothing internal massage.
“Many women also prefer having sex more when they are menstruating because of increased feelings of fullness in the pelvic and genital areas.”
The expert, however, noted that the chances of sexually transmitted diseases and infections were high during this period, warning that the cervix is open to allow blood to pass through.
Agida further said that passage of blood created the pathway for bacteria to travel deep into the pelvic cavity.
“However, medically and secularly speaking, there is no reason not to have sex on your period.”-Agida said