Sex during pregnancy can be a sensitive issue for some couples. The pregnant woman’s partner may feel uncomfortable having sex with her for various reasons, while both people may have misconceptions about what is and isn’t safe during pregnancy. The good news is that sex during pregnancy is perfectly natural and something that should be enjoyed as usual. To help you and your partner get the most pleasure during this special time, FunLove.com presents a guide on having sex during pregnancy.
Why Should I Have Sex During Pregnancy?
Just because you’re pregnant doesn’t mean that you should be having less sex. Intimate acts are an important part of any relationship and sexual activity shouldn’t be reduced simply because one of the people in the relationship is with child.
More importantly, sex has many health benefits, as discussed in our self-love blog. Pregnancy can be a very stressful time for women and one of the best ways to lower stress is by having sex. Additionally, sex can help lower blood pressure, promote better sleep, and reduce pain. Of course there’s the fact that orgasms feel awesome!
Be Mindful of Positions
One of the biggest obstacles to having great sex during pregnancy is finding the right positions for you. Off that bat, missionary--the most common sex position--is out the window, since pregnant women are advised not to put unnecessary pressure on the abdominal area and to stay off of their back for prolonged periods to promote bloodflow. Furthermore, in the later stages of pregnancy, some positions you normally enjoy may not be physically possible.
FunLove suggests that you should look at these limitations as new opportunities. Pregnancy is a great time to experiment with new positions and discover new sensations. In the earlier stages of pregnancy, doggy style, cowgirl, and reverse cowgirl are generally safe. You can even experiment with seated positions or using the edge of the bed. During the last trimester, many positions can be difficult, so spooning is often the best choice.
Naturally, every woman is different, so finding safe and comfortable positions will take some experimentation. However, these could be some of the most enjoyable experiments you’ll ever conduct.
Additional Lubrication May Be Necessary
Pregnancy hormones have all sorts of effects on women. One of the possible effects is vaginal dryness. This can cause some women to require more personal lubricant than usual in order to have penetrative sex comfortably.
FunLove has a wide variety of personal lubricants for you to choose from. Water-based, silicone-based, and organic formulas are available in our online store. We even have flavored varieties that can add a delicious twist to your sex life. If you’re unfamiliar with the different types of lubricant then check out our guide on finding the best personal lubricant for you.
Think Beyond Vaginal Sex
As penetrative intercouse becomes more cumbersome during the latter stages of pregnancy, focusing on other aspects of sex can be fantastic sources of pleasure. For some women, oral sex can be every bit as pleasurable as vaginal sex. In fact, some women prefer it! While catering to a pregnant woman during this time is recommended, men will appreciate reciprocity. Plus, the health benefits of semen are abundant.
There are many other simple things you can focus on to help pregnant women experience gratifying sensations. Kissing her in different ways and finding ways to caress her erogenous zones can give her unforgettable pleasure. As mentioned above, looking at pregnancy as an opportunity to explore can help both you and your partner find new ways to satisfy each other.
Add Sex Toys to the Mix
If you or your partner find it difficult to achieve orgasm while pregnant due to physical limitations then a great sex toy can be the perfect solution. Vibrators are some of the most popular sex toys at FunLove and it’s easy to understand why; these powered devices provide an easy way to achieve intense orgasms, whether it’s alone or with your partner. If you’re unfamiliar with vibrators then check out our buying guide.
Whether it’s a vibrator, dildo, or love egg, sex toys can add a new element to lovemaking or self-pleasuring. Furthermore, these devices have surprising benefits that can improve your mental and physical health. While your health is always important, it’s especially so during pregnancy. Having fun with sex toys can be fantastic for your body, mind, and soul.
FunLove Loves Our Pregnant Customers!
As with many aspects of sex, communication is essential. Talking about your needs and wants with your partner during pregnancy is so important. FunLove appreciates this and wants you to know that our staff is available to answer any questions you have. Whether you need advice on personal lubricant or need help on finding the right sex toy for your needs, give us a call at 866-FUN-LOVE or visit one of our Fascinations stores. Our friendly staff can provide you with the information that you need.The team at FunLove hopes that you have a safe, happy, and pleasurable pregnancy. Please keep us in mind for any of your intimate product needs during and after your pregnancy. To keep up with the latest news, product announcements, and events, be sure to follow us on Facebook and Instagram.