Bump and grind
Unless otherwise advised by your health practitioner, sex during pregnancy gets the go-ahead. The desire for sex varies from woman to woman. While some experience an increase in sex drive, some experience fluctuations, while others have no sexual interest whatsoever.
All experiences are perfectly normal and may vary, depending on what stage of pregnancy you are in.
Your regular positions may become challenging as your tummy grows, but you can try these: 1. DOGGY STYLE Get on your knees and use your elbows for support while he enters you from behind. 2. GIRL ON TOP To remove weight from your growing tummy, get on top of your partner while he is on his back. 3. MISSIONARY This can be challenging after the first trimester, with your tummy being larger, but lift yourself up towards your partner with the help of a pillow under your bum. 4. ON THE EDGE Place your bum on the edge of a surface – for example, a bed – and have him enter you while he is standing. 5. SIDE BY SIDE Your partner enters you from behind while you both lie on your sides. Do you have questions for Jade? SMS the keyword SEX and your question to 35697. You can also email us at email@example.com. SMSes cost R1.50. Please include your name and province 6. MUTUAL MASTURBATION This is another way to be intimate.
It is essential to maintain your relationship with your partner and keep the lines of communication open.
Yes, you’ll both want to focus on the coming baby, but don’t neglect each other. Make time for romance. This should continue even after the baby has arrived. After giving birth, your body needs time to heal. There is a waiting period of between four and eight weeks, so take note of what your doctor says before you have penetrative sex again.
Rushing into sex soon after the baby is born can cause an infection, so be sure to allow your body time to recover.
Be gentle with your body during your first encounters after having given birth.
Kegel exercises can help to strengthen the pelvic floor muscles again and your hormones should return to normal after your first period after the delivery.
Relax. I cannot stress this enough. Yes, your body has changed and that’s okay. Use lubricant if you need to. And don’t forget to get back on birth control, unless you’re planning another pregnancy, immediately.
JUST THE TWO OF US Being pregnant doesn’t mean you can’t have sex, but you may like to try positions that are more comfortable to accommodate your growing abdomen