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18 Best Sex Positions While Pregnant
Clearly you know how to have sex with your partner. But a lot of changes that happen in your body during pregnancy can likely make some of your go-to sex positions more challenging than before. Jess podcast. Otherwise, you should go with whatever pregnant sex positions feel good. But certain sex positions while pregnant allow for the woman with a baby bump to feel as comfortable as possible. That said, experts swear these are the best sex positions during pregnancy. Spoon Lie down on your side and have your partner curl up next to your back, entering you from behind.
What sex positions should I avoid during pregnancy?
Remember that scene in Knocked Up when Seth Rogan's character freaks out about hitting the fetus with his penis? Yeah, it's kind of impossible to forget Rest assured, research shows pregnancy sex is totally safe. In fact, unless your doctor advises you otherwise, feel free to try out as many different pregnancy sex positions as you want over the next nine months, says Tami Rowan, MD , an OB-GYN specializing in sexual health at the University of California San Francisco. For instance, if you're at risk for an early delivery, your doctor may recommend abstaining from sex entirely during the third trimester until around week 36, she says. What's better: The sex can feel amazing—like, even more amazing than before you got preggers.
After all, sex is about enjoying the body, intimacy, and closeness. Intimacy comes in plenty of forms, including kissing, breast pleasure, oral sex, fantasy, and even anal sex. Read up on oral sex techniques. Play with some new toys. Think of pregnancy as a time to experiment, especially in the earlier months, to figure out the ideal position between you and your partner. Still, you may have questions about how to adjust for maximum abdominal comfort when engaging with your partner.
This comes as no surprise to Shannon Chavez, Psy. This position allows control of speed, depth, and body position. Chavez recommends using products such as a Liberator wedge to support the belly or body weight while receiving stimulation from behind. If you want to be able to totally chill out and not have to think about any sort of balancing act or getting too active, Brito recommends this relaxing, seated position. Plus, Brito likes reverse cowgirl for any trimester—especially the third. This variation on spooning allows you to bolster intimacy by facing one another, which allows for more eye contact, kissing, and romantic or dirty talk. You may feel even more supported in this position by placing a pillow behind you or a towel or pillow under your stomach.