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Have questions about sex during pregnancy? Most pregnant couples do! Listen to the podcast for all of our best advice about sex during pregnancy (just hit the “play” button at the top of this page to start listening!)
Sex During Pregnancy: Is It Safe?
The short answer is yes! Sex during pregnancy is totally safe (continue to practice safer sex behaviors to avoid sexually transmitted infections, of course!) Sex during pregnancy won’t hurt the baby, bump it’s head with the penis or otherwise disturb the pregnancy. In most cases, sex during pregnancy is quite healthy and if it makes the pregnant woman happy, the baby benefits too! As her belly grows, you may have to get creative to find positions that feel good for both of you.
If you have any concerns about the medical issues with sex during pregnancy, ask your doctor. Trust us, they’ve heard every question there is about sex during pregnancy and you won’t shock them!
Sex During Pregnancy: How Much? What Kind?
Ultimately, it has to be the pregnant partner’s call about how much sex and what kind of sex happens during her pregnancy. Some women get really horny and others have zero appetite for sex. Sometimes it changes week to week. Let her decide how much sex she wants, knowing the full range is possible and totally normal!
Sex During Pregnancy: Does She Feel Sexy? Is It Ok To Fetishize Her Pregnant Body?
Some women never feel sexier than when they are pregnant. Others feel terrible about their changing body. We believe it is important that partners of pregnant women offer lots of praise and gratitude for the body that is incubating a child. But if she isn’t feeling sexy, being appreciated for her pregnant body might be more annoying than it is supportive. So again, follow her lead. Is she feeling sexy? Shower her with sexy praise! Not feeling so hot? Offer praise that emphasizes her strength and womanliness rather than how sexy you think she is.
Tune into the podcast for even more advice about sex during pregnancy, including:
- how to make sure the partner’s sexual needs are met during pregnancy
- what to do when you start feeling the baby’s presence in bed with you!
- how to strengthen your relationship during pregnancy to prepare for the changes that come with the baby!
- how to communicate to minimize drama and maximize connection during pregnancy and beyond
Just hit the “play” button above to listen in!
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I came across this podcast episode and thought it might be useful for you guys right now. The Pleasure Mechanics are a two woman team who do an awesome podcast on intimacy and relationships, and this one is all about intimacy during pregnancy! Thought I’d pass it on! Here’s the link: www.pleasuremechanics.com/sex-during-pregnancy/