8 Healthy Sex Positions You Should Try During Pregnancy
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8 Healthy Sex Positions You Should Try During Pregnancy

Oyekunle Idowu

Clearly, you know how to have sex with your partner. But a lot of changes that occur in your body during pregnancy can likely make some of your sex positions more challenging than before.

This doesn’t mean your sex life has to take a backseat during the last few months of pregnancy, though. There are many sex positions you can try during the third trimester that would make you feel comfortable and offer maximum bliss.

1. Woman on top

Have your partner lie down and straddle him from above. This position lets you set the pace and keeps pressure off your belly. This style allows you to be in control. You can also shift around a little to see which angles feel best for you. Putting your hands on the top of the headboard at the same time can help you stabilize yourself as well as save your energy and give you more angle options.

2. Bedside service

Being comfortable is a top priority, so prop yourself up on a ton of pillows and sit at the edge of the bed, opening your legs wide. Your partner can kneel or stand and adjust your pillow situation for height. Once you hit optimal pillow placement, rub your clit while you both watch their smooth, slow thrusts into your gorgeous, round body. And if you can't reach your clit, have them rub it for you.

3. Doggie Style

This is a favourite for many people, whether they’re expecting or not, rear-entry sex keeps pressure off of your stomach. Having your partner penetrate you from behind means that he can bypass your belly altogether. A partner can enter from behind while using the other hand to stimulate the clitoris. This allows the belly to be free and more comfortable to hold the extra weight on all fours. One thing to keep in mind: This may become less uncomfortable as you move toward the end of the second trimester.

4. Edge of the bed

Lie down on the edge of the bed, face-up with your feet on the floor. Then, prop your torso up on your elbows and have your partner stand or bend over you while entering. This position allows you to move your hips to target what feels right for you. Having your weight supported by the bed can be helpful. It also allows you to be face to face, which can feel more intimate.

5. Spooning

Lying on your side while your partner lies behind you, facing the same direction and nuzzling up against their body can feel soothing. Add penetration, which by the nature of the position, will be more slow and sensual, and you can’t go wrong.

When you are pregnant, it’s important to be as comfortable as possible during sex. This position allows you to be in a close and intimate position where you can spoon and a partner can stimulate your clitoris with hands while entering from behind. It allows there to be closeness and comfort while being physically connected and able to stimulate all the right places. This position also allows there to be less tension in the body due to the extra weight in the belly.

6. Side-by-side

This variation on spooning allows you to bolster intimacy by facing one another, which allows for more eye contact, kissing, and romantic or dirty talk. Another bonus: You’ll be lying on your side, which is often one of the most comfortable positions to be in, especially as your belly grows. You may feel even more supported in this position by placing a pillow behind you or a towel or pillow under your stomach.

7. Standing

A standing sex position allows your partner to be in control without your belly getting in the way. You can rest your stomach against the wall if you’re feeling a little weighed down. Have your partner enter you from behind, and brace yourself against a wall or a dresser. The beauty of this position is that you both can set the pace, making it a delightful position for both parties.

8. Floating lotus

If you’re in the later months of your pregnancy, you’ll probably enjoy the relief you get from floating in a bath. Well, you can incorporate that feeling into your sex life. Have your partner come into the bath with you, and have them sit against the back of the tub. Then lower yourself onto them, bracing yourself against the ends of the tub. You can use the tub as leverage, and you’ll enjoy the weightless feeling of your belly in the water. Just make sure to throw some towels down on the floor, things can get slippery in this position.

In conclusion, the best sex positions during pregnancy are usually subjective, of course. But certain sex positions while pregnant allow for the woman with a baby bump to feel as comfortable as possible.

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