You’ve been looking up for pregnancy sex positions over the internet. You just bought new lingerie that perfectly fits with your curves. Your hubby has been requesting for steamy loving every night.
You want to have sex but you’re worried for your baby’s safety. Some friends and acquaintances have been telling you that having sex while pregnant is a harmful practice. That’s why you decided to just hold it in, keeping yourself from fulfilling your sexual desires.
“In just a few months, I’ll get into action again… just a few months.” You thought to yourself while returning the newly bought lingerie in the closet. But here’s the thing: you don’t have to hold it in!
According to various studies, it’s safe to have sex while pregnant.
That “having sex while pregnant is bad” statement is nothing but a myth. Your partner can only penetrate your vagina, so there’s no way for him to reach your uterus– where your baby safely resides. The only time you should be concerned is if you’re having cervix problems or other challenges from the pregnancy. With that, you should consult your doctor before doing any sexual activity.
Also, you need to be careful when trying various sex positions, as some positions can put tons of pressure on your tummy area. Don’t worry though as we’re here to help you with that.
10 Best Pregnancy Sex Positions
For our soon-to-be-mommies out there that want to get into a heated frenzy, here are the best positions to do so. We have the steps on how to do each position, suitable trimester for each position as well as bonus tips. Read away!
Not comfortable with vaginal penetration? Try doing it through the backdoor.
Anal sex is safe during pregnancy, just make sure to be in a from-behind position such as Doggy style. Also, don’t forget to keep a bottle of water-based lubricant—the anus doesn’t lubricate itself so gotta keep that lube handy.
How to do it: Start slow. Have extra time to set up the mood and foreplay. Once you’re ready to dive in, you can position yourself by getting on your forearms and knees, booty up in the air. After that, your man must kneel behind you and start slowly thrusting in.
Trimester: You can do this position during all trimesters. However, once you’ve reached your third trimester, it can be uncomfortable to do the doggy since you’re carrying extra weight on your tummy area. You might try having anal with another position such as spooning.
Bonus Tip: You have to be extra careful when doing anal. You must avoid getting your partner’s penis, fingers, toys, or even tongue from butt to the vagina. Doing that can spread bacteria to the vagina that could lead to various complications such as UTI.
Doggy style definitely never goes out of style.
If you’re looking for a fun position that doesn’t compromise your safety, here’s a must-try position. It’s also one of the most suggested pregnancy sex positions since most preggies find it uncomfortable to lie down.
How to do it: Get on your hands and knees, while your partner kneels from behind. Once positioned, your partner can start thrusting in and out of your vagina.
Trimester: This position works best during the first and second trimester. By the beginning of the third trimester, there’ll be about two extra pounds around your tummy area, making it more challenging to do this position.
Bonus Tip: If you feel some backache with this position, consider propping up your chest on some pillows.
Serve your man a sizzling meal. With the Eat Out position, you’re basically getting oral sex from your man in a comfortable position. If you’re not up for penetrative sex, this is one of the best alternatives for that.
How to do it: Lie on your back then gently spread your legs. Your partner must then kneel or lie by his stomach, having his face just right in front of your pussy. Once positioned, he can start eating you out.
Trimester: Good for all trimesters!
Bonus Tip: Try using a vibrator when doing this sex position. He can place the vibrator just right in your clit while he’s busy licking the other parts of your vulva.
4Girl On Top
Someone told you that going on top while pregnant is a no-no? Forget about that. Doing this position is inherently safe.
What’s great about doing this position during pregnancy is that you have full control over the depth and pace. It also helps to hit the right spots with just minimal adjustments, so if you wanna go to the O-town, this position is a must-try.
How to do it: Have your man lie down first. Then, climb on top of him, kneel on either side of his waist. After some steamy foreplay, you can either put your hands on his shoulders, chest, or even hold hands with him to steady yourself. Once you’re all positioned, bounce up and down to your man’s penis.
Trimester: Works best during the first and second trimester.
Bonus Tip: If you’re sensitive down there or if you’re already in your third trimester, avoid doing this sex position. Having deep penetration may irritate your cervix and cause accidental bleeding.
By looking at our illustration above, you might think that this is an exotic position. But good news, this is a fairly easy position—no acrobatics required. It also works best on preggies since it gets you to lie on your side and have him take full control with the whole shebang.
How to do it: First, lie on your side, your one leg must be on the bed while the other one is right on top of it. After that, you man must lie on his side, but in the opposite direction (head is close to your feet). Next, raise your leg and bend it so that your man has easy access to your vagina. While doing that, he needs to slip his lower leg underneath your lower leg right by your crotch.
After that, he should put his upper leg over your lower leg and move his crotch towards you, having your lower leg in between his legs. Once positioned, you must look like one in the illustration above: you’re facing away from your man, lying on your side, while he is facing towards your back. Once everything’s set, he can start penetrating.
Trimester: Works best during the first and second trimesters.
Bonus Tip: You need a lot of spaaaace for this position. If you’re sharing a single bed, it’s better to avoid this one. Also, it can be awkward to try for the first time—just laugh it off as you continue to find an angle that works best for both of you.
If you’re expecting walking side-to-side after doing this position ala Ariana, this ain’t it. But don’t you fret! This is still one of the best pregnancy sex positions out there as it allows you to lie by your side.
How to do it: You and your partner must lie on your sides, facing each other. Make sure you’re close enough for penetration. Next, put your lower leg in between his legs, while the other one is on top of his upper leg. (See the illustration above for reference!) Once positioned, he can start thrusting in.
Trimester: Good for all, but works best on the third trimester, since you can rest on your sides, preventing pressure on your belly area.
Bonus Tip: Dress up for the part! Who says you can’t get kinky during pregnancy? When finding a sexy costume, go for two-piece sets.
Get all cuddly with hubby with the spooning position. If you’re prioritizing comfort over anything else, this is one of the best pregnancy sex positions out there. With this position, you’re basically lying on your side, while your partner’s hugging and thrusting you from your behind.
How to do it: You and your man must lie on your sides, facing the same direction. Once positioned, he can start thrusting you from behind.
Trimester: Great for all, but works best during second and third trimesters.
Bonus Tip: Since your hands aren’t that busy for this position, you can use it to your advantage– play with your nipples or stimulate your clit!
Another variation of the Girl-On-Top position, this position works best for soon-to-be-mommies that want to take full control of the action. This position is also great if you don’t want your stomach to be compressed or touched.
How to do it: Have your man lie down on the bed. Climb on top of him, facing away. After planting sizzling kisses to the different parts of his body, start putting his penis onto your vagina and start bouncing up and down.
Trimester: Great anytime, but works best during the second and third trimesters.
Bonus Tip: Be careful when bouncing in and out of your man! Getting deep penetration may cause irritation in your cervix and unexpected bleeding.
For this position, you basically have to seat throughout the deed while your hubby does its magic. You can try penetrative or oral sex, and even add sex toys in the mix!
How to do it: Sit down on the sofa or on the edge of the bed. Next, gently spread your legs wide so that your partner will have easy access to your vagina. Your man should then sit, stand, or kneel in front of you. Once positioned, he can either penetrate you or perform oral sex on you.
Trimester: Perfect for all trimesters.
Bonus Tip: Since your hands are free for this position, you can use it to your advantage– play with your nipples or stimulate your clit!
Looking for something challenging? Here’s a sex position to experiment with. Just make sure you’re standing near a wall for stability. Also, just stand on the solid ground—standing on blocks or chairs is a big no-no.
How to do it: Both of you should stand upright, facing in the same direction. After that, have your partner grab your waist or hug you from behind. Once positioned, your partner can start thrusting in.
Trimester: This position works best for the first and second trimesters. As for the third trimester, it’s best to scoot away—having a bigger belly will bring more difficulty in doing this position.
Bonus Tip: As for your man, he should only do moderate thrusts with this position. Keep the pace nice and steady too!
Pregnancy Sex: Frequently Asked Questions
As you’ve learned the different pregnancy sex positions, we can feel your excitement. Yes, sis! Get that beautiful lingerie out of the closet again.
Now, as for your other concerns, don’t worry—we have that section just for that. We’re going to answer 8 most commonly asked questions about pregnancy sex.
1Are there benefits when having sex while pregnant?
Yes! There are tons of benefits that you could from getting in on with your hubby. Here are some of the benefits:
- It reduces stress.
- Increases cardiovascular blood flow.
- Strengthens your pelvic floor, making the delivery so much easier.
- It lowers blood pressure.
- It helps you bond more with your partner, improving your emotional health.
2What’s the difference between regular sex and pregnancy sex?
If you’re having sex while pregnant, here are some of the changes that you might feel.
- Your vagina may be too sensitive at times, making penetrative sex downright uncomfortable.
- Due to the change in hormones, you may feel wetter than ever.
- Your pelvic floor muscles can be tighter than ever.
- You may experience easier orgasms because of the increased blood flow and change in hormones.
3How safe is pregnancy sex?
As long as you’re not experiencing cervix complications such as placenta previa, it’s safe to have sex while pregnant.
If you’re thinking that the baby could get hurt during the deed, don’t worry about that. Your baby is fully protected on your uterus, with an own filter system that’s highly selective on what goes in and what goes out.
On the other hand, if your OB-Gyne asked you to have a pelvic rest, then that’s when you must refrain from having penetrative sex. Go for oral sex instead.
4Can pregnancy sex cause miscarriage?
Miscarriages usually result from a fetus that’s having difficulty with the development. There’s no way that pregnancy sex can cause it.
Now, if you’re having sex with new or multiple partners, just make sure to use protection all the time. If you get a sexually transmitted infection (STI) during your pregnancy, you may end up with a pelvic inflammatory disease. This may then lead to early labor, miscarriage, and other serious complications.
5Is it normal for sex to be painful during pregnancy?
Due to hormonal changes, your intimate areas may get extra sensitive. With that, you may feel some pain when doing the deed.
Now, should you just ignore it? Not really. If you feel uncomfortable, it’s better to stop and consider other positions or alternatives. After all, being intimate isn’t just thrusting in and out of one’s genitals.
6What if I bleed during pregnancy sex?
As we’ve mentioned on our pregnancy sex positions guide above, getting too deep into the deed can irritate your cervix and lead to unexpected bleeding. With that, it’s best to stop the session, then have a quick consultation with your OB-Gyne.
7Can sex during pregnancy induce labor?
According to this 2011 study, pregnancy sex doesn’t induce labor. Also, it actually helps with the labor as it strengthens your pelvic muscles.
8When can I start having sex after giving birth?
As stated in this study, the recommended standard waiting time is at least about 6 weeks. It’s also better to consult your doctor during your first postpartum checkup as to when’s the right time to have sex again.
We hope by the time you’re reading this part, it’s perfectly clear to you that having sex while pregnant is safe. With enough preparation, such as researching the best pregnancy sex positions, you’ll be able to enjoy the deed without a hitch.
On the other hand, if you’re looking for more pregnancy guides, check our other pregnancy-related articles here.
A new phase of your life is about to start—enjoy every second of it with all your heart. Congratulations on your pregnancy!