Just because you're pregnant doesn't mean your sex drive slows down. In fact, some women discover they are more in the mood than ever once they have a baby on board. Thanks a lot, hormones.
Many couples worry about continuing to have sex when pregnant — are you going to harm the baby or will it be too taxing for the woman? But for the majority of women there's no reason why you can't continue to have sex throughout your pregnancy. According to sex and relationship educator Tracey Coxit's completely safe to continue being intimate with your other half.
Some women find sex becomes uncomfortabe when they're expecting, but these positions and tips can make it great again. There are lots of benefits of having sex while pregnant, and some women even say it's more enjoyable when they're expecting. But in the later months when the bump is getting big, many couples find their old positions aren't that comfortable anymore.
After all, sex is about enjoying the body, intimacy, and closeness. Intimacy comes in plenty of forms, including kissing, breast pleasure, oral sex, fantasy, and even anal sex. Read up on oral sex techniques.
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.
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.
Count the sex positions you can use in pregnancy as just one of the many things that changes during during the nine months you're expecting a baby. What may have been comfortable before you got pregnant may no longer be. And as your belly grows, some sex positions that worked early in pregnancy may actually now be physically impossible or close to it.
The further you get into your pregnancy, and the bigger your body becomes, the more challenging it is to negotiate certain spaces you encounter throughout your day. Like your bed. Sex seems awkward, and possibly even downright uncomfortable.
If you're trying to get pregnantthere's one thing you should know: Those myths that certain positions like having sex while standing don't work are exactly that — myths. As long as you're having intercourse, you're potentially making a baby. But there are a couple of ways to improve your chances of getting pregnant — especially if you've been having difficulties — and that's where some good old-fashioned missionary comes in.