The Ins And Outs Of Sex During Pregnancy

Dec 27, 2010 No Comments by

Wondering what’s safe and what’s not when it comes to making love during pregnancy? Here’s the lowdown:

Oral Sex. Cunnilingus (oral stimulation of the female genitals) is a safe as it is potentially pleasurable throughout pregnancy, so don’t hesitate to go for it (just make sure your partner doesn’t forcefully blow air into your vagina). Fellatio (oral stimulation of penis) is always safe during pregnancy  (as swallowing semen), and for couples is a very satisfactory substitute when intercourse isn’t permitted. It’s wise to avoid oral sex if your partner has an STD.

Anal Sex. Anal sex is probably safe during pregnancy, but proceed to the back door with caution. First, it probably won’t be comfortable if you have hemorrhoids, an occupational hazard of pregnancy-and it can make them bleed (which can really spoil the moment). Second, you’ll need to remember the same safety  rule of anal sex whether you’re pregnant or not, but be especially fastidious about following it now: Never go  from anal to vaginal sex without cleaning up first. Doing so may introduce harmful bacteria into vaginal canal, setting you up for infection and risk to the baby.

Masturbation. Unless orgasm is off-limits because of a high-risk pregnancy or premature labour, masturbating during pregnancy is perfectly  safe -and a great way to release all the tension you’re feeling.

Vibrators Or Dildos. As along as your practitioner has okayed vaginal penetration, dildos and vibrators are safe to use during pregnancy; after all, they’re just mechanical versions of the real thing. But be sure anything you introduce into the vagina is clean before you use it, and be careful not to penetrate the vagina too deeply with it.

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