Pregnancy differs with people, most women have a high sex drive and strong orgasm during pregnancy. Having sex during pregnancy has no way of harming the baby and is presumed safe. You may find that this is a time of sexual freedom and if it is your first pregnancy, you may appreciate intimacy more than after the birth of your baby.
There are different ways in which a pregnant woman can enjoy sex, it can be through trying out new different positions and so many other things. You don’t have to be scared that having sex while you’re pregnant would harm your baby, it is not always the case unless something went wrong during your pregnancy.
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Here are ways to enjoy sex during pregnancy
Experiment with new sexual positions
There are different sex positions that can be tried out during pregnancy. Try lying on your side during sex, either facing toward or away from your partner, Having the woman on top may also be more comfortable because she can control the depth of penetration. Other options are for the woman to position herself on hands and knees with her partner kneeling behind or for her to sit on his lap. Pregnant women shouldn’t lie flat on their back in late pregnancy because the weight of the baby and the weight of their partner may put pressure on the inferior vena cava, which is a large vein that brings blood back to your heart.
Put safety first
If your partner has a history of sexually transmitted diseases, it is preferable to use a condom so nothing gets transmitted to the baby. Make sure you are safe for your baby and yourself too.
You and your partner may have different ideas about how often to have sex while you are pregnant. Talk about each other’s changing needs, if sex when pregnant becomes difficult, particularly in the final stage of pregnancy, find ways other than penetration to be close, such as using massage or cuddling.
Don’t shy away from sex toys
Using sex toys during pregnancy can improve orgasmic response, orgasms can help you feel a sense of control over your body as you prepare to give birth. Make sure to use toys with body-safe materials such as silicone, stainless steel, or tempered glass, and completely clean them before and after use.
Remember to think beyond vaginal sex
If penetrative sex isn’t appealing, activities such as “caressing, holding, kissing, manual stimulation, oral stimulation, massage” are wonderful ways to connect. Both men and women can feel awkward having vaginal intercourse during the latter part of a pregnancy, and while they may feel sexually interested, they may fulfill that interest in other, non-penetrative ways. With so many different forms of intimacy on the menu, penetrative sex shouldn’t be the be-all in your sex life. Foreplay is important to get you in the mood.
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