Pregnancy Safety Guide: 7 Safe and Comfortable Sex Positions During Pregnancy
While pregnancy gives you hope for something amazing about to happen, it also causes unbearable pain and frustration. If many women – who actively post on Reddit and Quora – are to be believed, it is the most difficult part of their lives. Not because you have a child but because you can’t enjoy your private life. Yes, I am talking about intimacy. But hey, did you know you can try these 7 safe and comfortable sex positions during pregnancy?
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I know that carrying something inside your womb is not just hard but also requires utmost care. Which means you would not do anything that can harm him. In such a situation, it would not be a surprise if you say you have forgotten how to enjoy the present moment. And that’s what brought you here. Well, what can I say, you have reached your destination (chuckles). This pregnancy guide with answer all your questions.
Is it safe to have sex in pregnancy?
Yes, it is safe to have sex in pregnancy. If you have a normal pregnancy, you can enjoy it to the fullest. Of course, intercourse and penetration would not harm your baby. For unawares, your baby is not only protected by the muscular walls and abdomen but also cushioned by the fluid of amniotic sac. However, many doctors advise not to try penetration during the final weeks.
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When You Should Not Have Sex During Pregnancy?
Since different types of high-risk pregnancies have been observed, you need to avoid having sex if you have any of the following:
- If you have past miscarriages or currently having a high-risk for the same.
- If you are expecting multiples (twins or triplets)
- If you are having stomach cramps without any proven reason
- If the cervix is opened too early
- If you are having discharge or bleeding from the vagina
- If the fluid is leaking from the amniotic sac
If you don’t have any of the aforementioned, you are good to go for a pleasure ride with your partner.
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Try 7 Safe and Comfortable Sex Positions During Pregnancy
1. Woman On Top
It is one of the most common lovemaking positions you can try during pregnancy. It doesn’t put a strain on your belly. Yet, for safety purposes, you should not try to thrust fast. To perform this, ask your man to lie down. Then, you can sit on the top while slowly letting him enter. Since you are in charge, you can take control of thrusting and do it slowly or as it pleases you the most. It is one of the 7 safe and comfortable sex positions during pregnancy.
2. The Side Ride
Being one of the most comfortable as well as highly enjoyable positions for pregnant women, it is easy to perform. All you need to do is lying down as it is shown in the image below. She will put her legs on your side while lying down on her back. You, on the other hand, will lie down on your side and penetrate slowly. During pregnancy, this position will help you enjoy comfortably.
Spooning is probably the most romantic lovemaking posture. You and your partner need to lie down on the same side (right or left). Once ready, you will penetrate from behind while using your hands to touch her seductively. You can let your hands dance all over her body – from breasts to down to clitoris. It is highly safe and comfortable for the female partner. That’s why it stands at #3 in the list of 7 safe and comfortable sex positions during pregnancy.
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4. The Scissors
It’s like the straight version of ‘Lotus Posture’. You both lie down facing each other. It can also be called the ‘side version’ of the missionary. Since she is pregnant, it would be easy for her if she stays lying down and you do all the hard work. It is one of the most comfortable sex position for pregnant women. To perform scissors, you two need to get in the position shown in the image below. Then, you will do your job from the front. But hey, your hands are free. So, use it make her feel loved.
The legendary position is in the trend for ages. I think it is the first and ancient way of lovemaking. You can modify a few things such as not lying down on her belly. In short, get pleasure while in missionary but try to put all your weight on your hands. In case you are in the mood for some adventure, you can put a pillow underneath her waist for deeper ‘invasion’ if you know what I mean. It occupies the 5th place of 7 safe and comfortable sex positions during pregnancy.
6. Custom Missionary
While ordinary missionary might still be challenging for her, you can try the custom one. To perform this, you need to ask her to lie down on the edge of the bed while keeping her legs on your shoulders. You, on the other hand, will be in standing posture. Make sure your bed has a height of at least 3 feet or above. Else, you will need to get in a half-standing position. Custom missionary is also the most comfortable and safe sex position for pregnant women.
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7. The Legendary Doggy
And last but not least on our list is the legendary doggy style. It is as comfortable as spooning. To make her even more comfortable, put one or two pillows underneath her belly so that she does not need to hold all her weight on her hands. You, on the other hand, should not be furious and try to perform as slowly as possible.
There it is, folks. Now you know about the 7 safe and comfortable sex positions during pregnancy. So which one of them is your choice? In case you don’t have a pregnant wife, you can check out the list of top 10 best sex positions 2019.