Waddling, belly first into the bedroom in your maternity bra doesn’t sound exactly how you’d imagine the start of a steamy session under the sheets. Understandably, it’s difficult to feel sexy when you’re swollen and constantly rubbing oil into your stretch marks. However, pregnancy can be the perfect recipe to make sparks fly in the bedroom; with hormones sky high and increased blood flow to certain regions.

Use Lube

Use Lube

It’s important you get as much quality time with your partner as possible prior to your new-born arriving because your sleepless nights will soon be filled with a different kind of screaming. In fact, nearly 80% of mums claim they have less sex after having children, so making the most of your time now is vital.

Sex and relationships expert Tami Rose understands how easy it is to put intimacy at the bottom of the pregnancy ‘to do’ list, but this shouldn’t be the case. Your hormones are all over the place throughout pregnancy so your sex drive will experience the same highs and lows. It’s important to remember you’re not always going to want sex whilst pregnant but there are ways of getting the most out of this experience when you do. Here are her top tips to help you have the best pregnancy sex and keep your sex life alive during the tiring nine months.

Communicate openly

Before you start revving your engines, make sure you and your partner are on the same page. During pregnancy, you may have different boundaries, wants and needs. An open discussion about these will ensure you’re both happy and comfortable.

Get creative

The inevitable big bump that comes with pregnancy can sometimes be difficult to work around. Be adventurous with your bodies or even use pillows to find the right position for you. It has also been suggested that laying on your left side is the most comfortable without decreasing circulation to the baby.

Use Lube

During pregnancy our bodies change a lot and our vaginas are particularly affected. You may not usually require lube but pregnancy hormones can cause vaginal dryness, so don’t be ashamed to need a little help. It can make it more erotic and many lubes are also designed to increase pleasurable for both you and your partner.  

Sex doesn’t always need to be intercourse

Sometimes you may not have the energy for a roll around in the sheets, especially when you’re nearing your due date and feeling particularly large. There are many other ways for you to be intimate with your partner without having to force yourself into awkward positions. Try a sensual massage which will keep you connected whilst also eliminating those pregnancy aches and pains.

Introduce sex toys into the bedroom

Much like the above, sex toys can be used to either get you in the mood or for when you’re not feeling too flexible. So, whether it’s with a partner or for solo masturbation, using a vibrator or dildo is a great alternative that will get you reaching climax. Introducing sex toys into the bedroom may even add new dimensions to your ‘normal’ sex life as well as being a good way of easing yourself back into sex post pregnancy.

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