The issue of sex in pregnancy is one of the most discussed topics in the field of sexuality. Many "false myths" and too much wrong information lead to experience pregnancy as a path of "renunciation". We asked our Sexologist Anna a few questions to clarify this topic.

  • Is it possible to have sex during pregnancy?

"In a physiological pregnancy, the answer is YES.

Let's dispel once and for all the most famous myths about this topic together:

  • Sex in pregnancy is not bad for mom.
  • Sex in pregnancy is not bad for the baby.
  • Sex during pregnancy does not lead to complications during childbirth. "
  • Is it risky to have sexual intercourse during pregnancy?

"Sexual intercourse is risky when we are talking about a high-risk pregnancy and, therefore, when there is a risk of abortion, premature birth etc. In these cases, having sex may not be recommended. "

  • Are there any recommended sex positions for having sex during pregnancy?

“Sex with the belly generates many doubts related to comfort. Having sex during pregnancy is often experienced as a strenuous practice, which causes more fatigue than pleasure.

There are, however, some positions that can guarantee a comfortable and pleasant sex life. In particular, the recommended position is that of the "spoon". This position consists of the mother lying on her side and the partner penetrating her from behind. In this way, sex can be practiced effortlessly. "

  • Is it recommended to have sex during pregnancy?

"Having fulfilling sexual activity is important to ensure a good quality of life. Having sex without fear in pregnancy guarantees a good affinity and serenity for couples and individuals. Therefore, in the presence of physiological pregnancies it is absolutely recommended. "

  • How does orgasm change during pregnancy?

“During the period of pregnancy, relaxin is present, which is a hormone that makes tissues more elastic. In fact, based on the situation of the pelvic floor muscles of everyone it is possible, therefore, that there is less sensitivity during penetration, but it is not a rule that applies to everyone.

During the first trimester, indeed, it is possible that a decrease in sexual desire occurs. This decline can be due to many reasons such as tiredness, nausea or fears arising from false beliefs about sex and pregnancy.

On the other hand, in the second trimester, we see an increase in desire and consequent sexual activity. Then, in the third trimester, the desire suffers a high decline.

However, all that we have mentioned is not a fixed condition, each couple experiences the period of pregnancy with their own modalities and characteristics.

If the couple's sexuality has always proved to be good, balanced and based on dialogue, the period of pregnancy will also be a period of great sexual satisfaction. "

In conclusion, having sexual intercourse during pregnancy, with the right precautions, is recommended and possible. Always rely on an expert to receive the right advice and the right information.

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