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“My period started right in the middle of sex”
 “My hubby and I were getting hot and heavy when I felt my menses come on. I started to panic because my husband can’t stand the sight of blood, and I didn’t want to ruin our sheets. Slowly, I got out of bed and guided him towards the bathroom, whispering that I’d long fantasised about doing it in the shower with him. Once in the shower, I turned the water on and we continued our lovemaking. He was none the wiser about my flow.” – Katrina*, 30, teacher 

“I accidentally blurted out my ex’s name in bed”
“I was so wrapped up in the sensations I was experiencing that I wasn’t really paying attention to the words coming out of my mouth. In the throes of passion I called my girlfriend by my ex’s name, Faye. My girlfriend stopped what she was doing, looked right at me and went, ‘Huh?’. Thinking fast, I replied, ‘Bae! I called you Bae!’” Talk about a close one!” – Frederick*, 32, marketing manager

“I fell asleep while making love with my fiancé”
“I was so tired that I actually dozed off while my man was on top of me. And he noticed! He propped himself up on his elbows and asked me if I was awake. I opened my eyes immediately and went, ‘Yes, I’m awake, why did you stop? Don’t stop!’ That was enough to put his worries to rest. Of course I had lied through my teeth, but it was a white lie, so I guess it was okay.” – Gina*, 29, project manager    

“I bit my partner so hard, he bled”
“My man doesn’t mind me digging my nails into his back, pulling his hair or biting his shoulder during sex, but on this one occasion, I bit him so hard that I could taste blood. He yelled out in pain and asked if he was bleeding but I lied and said no, because I don’t think he would’ve been too pleased to hear the truth. Trying not to freak out myself, I pressed my palm against the wound while we continued to have sex. The wound was pretty small, and the bleeding stopped after a couple of minutes.” – Joanna*, 31, self-employed

“I accidentally passed gas during an intimate moment”
“My girlfriend and I were getting hot and heavy when I accidentally passed wind. It wasn’t very loud but she knew that something didn’t smell right. She eyed me inquisitively but before she could say anything, I went, ‘That dog of mine is so sneaky! I just saw him dash into the room and dash out. He must have come in here just to pass gas. Tsk!’. My girlfriend wasn’t sure whether to believe me or not. I watched her puzzled face break slowly into a smile, and then we both started laughing crazily. As close as I am to my girlfriend, I was just too embarrassed to admit that it was my fault.” – Troy*, 34, banker

“I pushed my girlfriend off the bed”
“My girlfriend was already close to the edge of the bed when we changed positions, and before I knew it, half her body was on the floor. She shrieked, but I didn’t want her to think that I was uncoordinated, so instead of leaving her there or pulling her back up, I slid down towards her, acting like nothing had happened. When she asked what I was doing on the floor, I replied, ‘I thought we could try this new position here. What do you think?’” – Trevor*, 33, sales director 

*Names have been changed.