Sex is a natural, normal part of pregnancy if you’re having a normal pregnancy. It is completely safe for a woman to continue having sex throughout her pregnancy unless her doctor or midwife has told her otherwise. Penetration and intercourse’s movement won’t harm the baby, who is protected by your abdomen and the uterus’ muscular walls. In fact, a woman’s sex drive may increase at certain stages of the pregnancy, and sex can have some benefits.

Some couples find having sex very enjoyable during pregnancy, while others simply feel they don’t want to. You can find other ways of being loving or making love. The most important thing is to talk about your feelings with each other. As long as you’re comfortable, most sexual positions are OK during pregnancy. Women who have orgasms during pregnancy benefit from calming hormones and increased cardiovascular blood flow, and those benefits get passed down to baby.

Due to hormones, some may feel their vagina is less “tight.” A combination of factors can cause this, like increased lubrication and a shift in hormones. Some women may [even] have orgasms for the first time during pregnancy because of blood flow and hormones. During pregnancy, your body changes, and each day, week, and month can feel different from the last. It’s common for increased secretions and more lubrication to occur, mostly to fight bacteria (and bacterial infection).

During penetration, the uterus may move a little bit and you feel it. People have freaked out something is happening to the baby. In fact, the uterus is just more movable during pregnancy. The baby is super protected and has its own filter system that’s really selective about what goes in and comes out, unless you’ve been instructed to have pelvic rest, sex is OK. In fact, sex may even help with labor. Unless there is a medical reason or one or both partners are uninterested, couples can do as they please. However, if you’re having sex with new or multiple partners, wear a condom until you’re sure of their STI status.

Due to pregnancy changes, your cervix is sensitive and can get irritated easily, leading to bleeding. You’ll notice spotting after sex, when you wipe, and possibly the next day. But the spotting shouldn’t come and go, especially over days or weeks. Sex should never hurt, and it’s best to talk openly. There are lots of ways to be intimate. Couples need to find the ones that work for them during the pregnancy. Many women have amazing “wet dreams” or sleep orgasms when pregnant due to higher estrogen levels and increased blood flow but it’s normal and will most likely subside after they give birth, so enjoy it!.

There are all sorts of common pregnancy myths about sex and gender. There’s no science at all behind such tales, including conception position, sexual positions during pregnancy, conception date, or time.

Pregnancy is such a unique experience for all women. It may feel wonderful or horrible, you’re either glowing or throwing up. Many women note a decrease in interest, comfort, and desire in the third trimester, while fatigue and morning sickness may pass, some of the roadblocks may be related to your mindset. Pregnancy may also be a time of psychological and sexual exploration for the pregnant person and their partner. If you’re the recipient of spankings, your partner should avoid the belly and abdomen and any tie that could constrict blood flow.

Share your needs and concerns with your partner in an open and loving way. If sex is difficult, unappealing or off-limits, try cuddling, kissing or massage.