Almost all of the bizarre things that come along with pregnancy can be traced back to hormones. The surges of progesterone, estrogen, and testosterone are the reason you burst into tears because you saw a cute kitten gif. And they can also be responsible for your urge to get it on. It's not uncommon for pregnant women to be in the mood for sex, and when nature calls, there is no reason not to answer. You don't have to be shy about your body's needs, in fact, the reasons to masturbate while pregnant outweigh any embarrassment you may feel.
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Are you worried that sex or orgasm may harm your baby or threaten your pregnancy? One in four women report fear of sex during pregnancy. Many men also are afraid of harming their pregnant partner or the unborn child with sexual intercourse. Research has shown that sexual intercourse and orgasm do not cause or increase the risk of negative outcomes for the baby or the mother. Sexual activity may even have positive health benefits for the pregnancy, by boosting feel-good hormones like oxytocin and increasing the amount of blood flow and oxygen to the uterus. Despite the fact that everyone—you, your doctor, the baggers at the supermarket, everyone —knows that sex is how most people get pregnant, many are still afraid to talk about sex and pregnancy.
Look it up. I discovered this fairly early on in my pregnancy, as I was approaching the end of my first trimester. My morning sickness was fading, I was starting to regain my energy, and I was no longer subsisting on a diet of ginger ale and stale graham crackers—but I still had no desire to have sex with my husband. But even though I was feeling fat, sluggish, nauseous, and profoundly uninterested in sex, I was intensely horny—like, sixth-grade-boy-in-the-computer-lab-after-school horny.
Sex during pregnancy is not only safe, it's encouraged! Here's what's normal and what's not, plus the best expert advice and real-mom tips to make having sex during pregnancy as comfortable and enjoyable as possible. So you've been trying and trying and — finally!