For a lot of you that’s how we ended up here.
For those of you that aren’t pregnant through more traditional ways still don’t blush.
Sex during pregnancy is nothing to be ashamed or embarrassed about.
You’ll find every kind of imaginable reaction come up when we talk about pregnancy sex. Some people are repulsed by the very idea. They feel like their body is being used for other things and the idea of being touched makes their skin crawl. Some women and men have very real phobias of pregnancy (tokophobia) that can contribute to this. Others will find they can’t get enough of it. The hormones of pregnancy can have strange effects on us all.
Here’s what you need to know about sex during pregnancy:
1. You don’t have to do it.
Don’t feel like you *have* to have sex if you aren’t in to it. It’s your body. You’re in control of it.
2. Don’t feel like you can’t have sex either.
You aren’t going to hurt your baby having sex. Your cervix is closed and plugged throughout most of pregnancy and your baby is enclosed in a sack of water and protected from infection and other “things” as long as that sack is intact.
3. Sex ≠ penetration
If the thought of penetration totally turns you off but you’re still finding yourself hot and bothered there are plenty of other activities you can partake in to be intimate with a partner.
4. Get creative.
Generally missionary is not the most comfortable position for a pregnant woman to be having sex in. Change it up! Experiment with something you’ve never tried before until you’re comfortable.
5. Love your body.
Pregnant women can be sexy. YOU can be sexy. Just because your body is changing and growing a baby doesn’t mean you are now a prudish matron. Grab some lingerie. Schedule a boudoir shoot. Embrace these changes!
Have anything to add? We’d love to hear it!