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Pregnancy Sex and Communication

Pregnancy sex can be a complicated issue for many couples. Some experience increased desire, while others experience a decrease in desire. Transparent communication keeps pregnancy sex fun!

Safety Comes First for Pregnancy Sex.

The first thing to address with your doctor and your partner is whether or not it is safe. Typically, for someone experiencing an uncomplicated pregnancy, sex is safe right up until your water breaks or you go into labor. But you should always ask your doctor if you have any concerns about sex during your particular pregnancy.

But What About Desire?

Pregnancy is 40 weeks of physical, hormonal and emotional ups and downs. For some women, sex is the last thing they want to think about between the exhaustion, morning sickness, and overall discomfort they are experiencing.

Other women may experience increased interest in sex resulting from hormones and increased blood flow to the genitals. You may find yourself going from one extreme to the other throughout the 40-ish weeks of your pregnancy. All of these feelings about pregnancy sex are completely normal. You may want to check out this book all about having an orgasmic pregnancy!

Your partner, too, may experience ups and downs in their desire for pregnancy sex. The important thing for your relationship is that you both communicate openly. Talk about whatever physical or emotional feelings you’re experiencing. If you find yourself or your partner is uninterested in sex, remember there are other ways to be close during this time. And the desire for sex will return.

When the desire for pregnancy sex comes up, enjoy the moment and have some fun. If anything feels uncomfortable or a position isn’t working for you, let your partner know right away. You may need to experiment to find comfortable positions as your pregnancy progresses. This WebMD article notes positions and sex acts you will want to avoid for safety reasons. But, again, most sexual activities remain safe. Plus, even if you’re not partnered, masturbation is always there waiting for you, ready to bestow its many health benefits!

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Elizabeth Voyles

Elizabeth Voyles (@evoyleswrites) is a freelance writer and blogger specializing in parenting, pregnancy, and family. In between writing gigs, Elizabeth enjoys playtime with her two young daughters, binge watching shows on Netflix and reading trashy romance novels.

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Elizabeth Voyles

Elizabeth Voyles (@evoyleswrites) is a freelance writer and blogger specializing in parenting, pregnancy, and family. In between writing gigs, Elizabeth enjoys playtime with her two young daughters, binge watching shows on Netflix and reading trashy romance novels.

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