When it comes to broaching the topic of sex during pregnancy, some people have a few reservations. Whether it's due to hormonal changes or fear of putting the growing bundle of joy in harm's way, many couples are hesitant towards rekindling their sex lives.
In this LoveFeed round-up of love, sex, and relationship news and trends, the YourTango team discusses some of the biggest questions posed by new parents: Is it okay to have sex during pregnancy? Can it actually heighten the sexual experience? What are the best sexual positions to try?
If you're not sure where you stand on this hot topic, check out what we have to say in the video!
I’m Giancarlo Mariutto with the Love Feed.
Most of the time it’s not ok to have a man’s genitals near a baby’s head. However for at least nine months during your life it’s going to be perfectly acceptable. I’m talking of course about sex during pregnancy. And despite your potential objections, the main one being that there’s a child inside of you, some consider it to be the best sex of all. But what if you’re not down for bumping while baby’s on board? Well not to worry, because a team of doctors at AskDrSears.com have done some investigating into the subject and they said that it’s perfectly natural for both men and women to have uneasy feelings about sex during a pregnancy. Because, as previously mentioned, there’s a child inside of you.
Here’s a few of their recommendations. Give yourself a sexy look. Just because your body is getting bigger doesn’t mean you can’t feel sexy. For ladies, this can be as simple as choosing a new hairstyle or buying an outfit that fits your new shape. As for men, this does not mean writing the words “Forever Awesome” across your chest.
Anticipate the second trimester. Better known as the pregnancy honeymoon, at this stage of baby-building, hormonal surges have leveled off, morning sickness is usually reduced, and many women want to have sex. So treat this maternal miracle like an aligning of the planets. A gentle nod from Mother Nature letting you and yours enjoy the pleasure of child-bearing, before that child comes roaring out of you with a screaming vengeance and a head like the Epcot Center.
But until the day comes when intense labor comes a-knocking, the most important thing for mommies and daddies to understand is that sexual communication is the key towards carnal gratification. Oh and be careful, because as I said before, there’s a child inside of you.