Has pregnancy spiked your interest in sex?
Or is sex the last thing on your mind?
Either way, we are going to take a look at what you need to know about sex during pregnancy.
If you want to get pregnant, you have sex. But what about sex while you’re pregnant?
Many women and/or couples always go to the thought of, can the baby hear us or does it feel the strokes?
And the answer is yes they will hear but the good news?
All sounds are well-muffled, and the baby can’t understand dirty talk in any language.
Further to this, the developing baby is protected by the amniotic fluid in the uterus, as well as by the strong muscles of the uterus itself.
Sexual activity won’t affect the baby.
Then again, what if you don’t want anything to do with sex? That’s normal.
It could be anything from your hormones to getting used to your new body.
Typically, the second trimester is the golden spot.
The worst of morning sickness (if you were blessed with any) is over, and you’re just coming into your curves.
In the third trimester, a growing belly can start making sex more awkward.
But here’s the foundation of everything you’ll learn when it comes to pregnancy sex:
All sex is good sex as long as it’s pleasurable and consensual.
During pregnancy, you might feel anything from erotic to sensual or far removed from wanting to have sex.
But don’t fall into the trap of thinking it’s not possible to be pregnant and sexually active.
How safe is pregnancy sex?
Unless your doctor or midwife has strict, specific reasons for you to not have intercourse, it’s absolutely safe — for you, your partner, and your developing baby.
Pus, If your doctor or midwife simply says “sex,” don’t be afraid to clarify if they mean penetration only or all sexual stimulation.
Right now, revel in the knowledge that pregnancy sex isn’t just safe. It’s probably good for you, too.
Women who have orgasms during pregnancy benefit from calming hormones and increased cardiovascular blood flow and those benefits get passed down to the baby.
What is sex like?
- Due to hormones, some may feel their vagina is less “tight.”
A combination of factors can cause this, like increased lubrication and a shift in hormones.
- Others may find their pelvic floor muscles too tight, making penetrative sex downright uncomfortable.
For this, your partner can take more time to warm up with foreplay or kissing before going in.
You also could engage in mindful sex and skip penetration altogether.
- For some women, now is when they experience their best orgasms or have an orgasm for the first time because of blood flow and hormones.
- Some women find their sexual appetites turn voracious.
They just can’t get enough from the sex buffet.
- Increase in wetness.
It’s common for increased secretions and more lubrication to occur.
- Parts of your body will change and become more appealing and sensitive.
In preparation for milk production, your breast shape and size may change and increase by up to a cup size or two.
There are many myths surrounding sex while pregnant but we are here to focus on what can make us have an orgasm.
It is important that couples realize that pregnancy should never be a factor to downgrade or downplay their sex life.
The same fire that got you the bump, keep it burning just light it using more organic kerosine. lol
Sex positions for couples
When it comes to pregnancy sex, stick to positions that keep the pressure and weight off the belly.
These will likely be more comfortable for both of you.
Stick with positions meant to keep you off your back, too.
This helps with avoiding potential blood flow compression, which can lead to light-headedness and other issues.
9 Sexual Positions To Try When Pregnant
- sex from behind (also known as doggy style)
- female on top (also known as cowgirl)
- reverse cowgirl
- seated pregnancy sex
- oral sex
- anal sex
- side-by-side sex
For extra comfort, invest in sex pillows (yes, you can even use your pregnancy pillow for support), lube, and sex toys.
Sex doesn’t require penetration for maximum pleasure.
Focus on stimulating the clit instead with toys or the fingers.
No matter where you are in the trimester,
Figuring out how to work around challenges during pregnancy sex can be a time of experimentation and positions.
Think of it as a time to get out of the box.