Types of Sex During Pregnancy

Due to a number of factors, sex during pregnancy is different than what you may be used to. However, keep in mind that if you are having a healthy pregnancy, you and your partner can have fun experimenting with several types of sex during your pregnancy (such as vaginal, oral, or anal sex).

An Overview of the Types of Sex During Pregnancy

As you go through your pregnancy, you or your partner may be wondering what types of sex you can have. More than likely, as long as you are having a healthy pregnancy, you can try just about anything! As always, it is important to always check with your healthcare provider before doing so.
Sex during pregnancy will be different -- whether it is from the increased hormones, the ever-changing body, or other factors. Many women find that they are more easily aroused, due to the increase of blood through the body, especially the genitals.
Have fun experimenting with different types of sex during pregnancy with your partner. You have an array of options:
  • Vaginal sex
  • Oral sex
  • Anal sex.
Vaginal Sex
Your body will go through many changes during the nine (plus) months of pregnancy. As you progress, you may need to seek out a few new positions to accommodate the growing belly! The best way to find the most comfortable positions for sex during pregnancy is to explore and experiment. Also, one thing to keep in mind is to try not to have your partner penetrate too deeply -- it could irritate your cervix.
(Click Sex Positions During Pregnancy for more information.)
Oral Sex
As you progress through your pregnancy, oral sex may be a good alternative if normal sex becomes too uncomfortable for you. Oral sex during pregnancy is generally safe, but as always, make sure to check with your healthcare provider to make sure there are not any concerns he or she may have. One word of caution: make sure that your partner does not blow air into your vagina, as it could cause an air embolism and be harmful to both you and your baby.
(Click Oral Sex During Pregnancy for more information.)
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