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Expect an Orgasm When You are Expecting

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Many pregnant couples are hesitant to become intimate because they are nervous it will negatively impact the fetus. Men often express a fear of “poking the baby in the face,” and women verbalize anxiety not only about their future child’s safety, but also about the altered shape and increased weight of their growing bodies. Luckily for you, unless your medical provider has indicated otherwise, there is no reason you shouldn’t engage is some sexy time together.

Intimacy and orgasms have proven health benefits -- stress alleviation, pain relief, surges of endorphins and oxytocin (a hormone that is especially important during pregnancy), some light cardiovascular exercise, not to mention the opportunity to connect physically and emotionally with someone who cares for you tremendously ... no matter what size you are.

This is why in most situations, if you are feeling interested in sexual activity go for it! Check out these positions, recommended by pregnant ladies who had sex, lived to tell the tale, and even enjoyed it! An awesome side note: many women were able to orgasm or experience multiple orgasms during intercourse for the first time while pregnant! (Disclaimer: this should not be an incentive to become pregnant.) So get creative and enjoy yourself.

1. Big Dipper Spoon
Lie on your side in the cuddling position known as “spooning” with your partner penetrating you from behind. This angle keeps your belly out of the way, prevents you from bearing any weight with your arms, and allows your partner to easily caress your sensitive breasts, or if reachable, your clitoris. The pose also directs a penis or penetrating toy towards your G-spot, creating excellent opportunity for a combination clitoral-vaginal orgasm.

2. Defying Gravid Gravity
As always, while on top, a woman is able to control the speed and force of penetration, moving at the interval that feels most pleasurable to her. If you are self-conscious about the weight of your pregnant belly, try having sex while your partner is sitting on a couch or chair.

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