What is Sex Like During Pregnancy?

There are many reasons why sex during pregnancy can be more enjoyable, even if you are doing it less. There is an increase in vaginal lubrication, engorgement of the genital area helps some people become orgasmic for the first time or multi-orgasmic, and the lack of birth control is a plus. If you've been trying to get pregnant for a while, a return to sex could now be for pleasure as opposed to making a baby.

On the other hand, there are reasons why sex might be a challenge during pregnancy: fear of hurting the baby, nausea, fatigue, awkwardness. Being on your back may be uncomfortable so you might want to explore different sexual positions during pregnancy. It is safe to have sex throughout pregnancy as long as there is no vaginal bleeding or any other pregnancy complications. If there are any complications, or you suspect that there may be, you should contact your doctor or midwife immediately. Many expectant parents are concerned that intercourse might cause a miscarriage, particularly in the first trimester, but miscarriages are unrelated to sexual activity. There is no proof that sex in pregnancy increases the risk of miscarriage. The penis doesn't make physical contact with the fetus since the baby is well protected by uterine muscle and amniotic fluid. The cervical mucus plug prevents bacteria and semen from entering the womb. However, you may want to avoid deep penetration if it causes pain. It's worth noting that a decreased interest in sex early in your pregnancy may also play a significant role as changing hormones, added weight, and a decrease in your energy level may take their toll on your desire.

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