Pregnancy can throw quite the monkey wrench no, that's not a euphemism at your sex life. All those sudden changes to your hormones can throw you off your game, even on the best of days. Chances are, though, you and your partner don't want to go 9 months without it.
I'm a woman and my primary relationship is with a woman, so I have insight into what we think and feel from both angles. I'm also someone who gave birth to my son but rooted for my daughter's arrival from the other side of the table, so here's some advice I am uniquely equipped to offer. This list is directed mostly at men, but these illuminating tips are really for the benefit of women.
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Pregnancy is filled with many things you expect: a growing belly, mood swings, and food cravings, to name a few. But even something as old and traditional as pregnancy can have a few tricks up its sleeve. For some women, not long after they see that positive reading, they begin to feel their desires for sex increase.
Remember that scene in Knocked Up when Seth Rogan's character freaks out about hitting the fetus with his penis? Yeah, it's kind of impossible to forget Rest assured, research shows pregnancy sex is totally safe.
As a society, we don't see much information on pleasure during and after pregnancy. Seldom are the words seen together; yet ironically sex is what brought us to this point! Here are my top ten ways to maximize sexual pleasure during pregnancy :.
Are you worried that sex or orgasm may harm your baby or threaten your pregnancy? One in four women report fear of sex during pregnancy. Many men also are afraid of harming their pregnant partner or the unborn child with sexual intercourse.
There are SO many myths surrounding sex during pregnancy. People seem to be unsure whether you can actually carry on as normal when you're carrying a baby. Some even reckon having penetrative sex can hurt a baby. Here, six women and five men explain what pregnancy sex was or is like for them.
But after clearing that up, you might be wondering how to make the whole thing work. As your tiny baby bump blossoms into a full-fledged belly, not every position might be comfortable — or satisfying — for you and your partner. Even though having sex while pregnant might seem like unfamiliar territory, there are still plenty of positions that will feel good.
Whether you have safety concerns or confidence issues surrounding your changing body, don't let pregnancy stop you from finding pleasure and connecting with your partner in the bedroom. While you should always get the green light from your doctor first, when you're ready, there are a few things that make pregnancy sex unique that you should consider. For starters, there are few sex positions during pregnancy that might be better than others in term of both satisfaction and safety, for both you and your partner.