Wondering what to expect when she's expecting, Dad? When I was asked to write about sex during pregnancy, I was thrilled. What a great service I could provide, I surmised, especially since I'd already been down that road twice. Your sex life will continue but, like the rest of your life, it will change.
"I started laughing and couldn't stop" and 10 other very real pregnancy sex stories
Sex during pregnancy: Safety tips, positions, effects, and information
There are SO many myths surrounding sex during pregnancy. People seem to be unsure whether you can actually carry on as normal when you're carrying a baby. Some even reckon having penetrative sex can hurt a baby. Here, six women and five men explain what pregnancy sex was or is like for them. The additional blood flow to the pelvic region and ramped-up hormones made me super horny.
What to know about sex during pregnancy
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Yes, most people can have sex while they're pregnant just ask your doctor. But clearly it's now more complicated — physically and emotionally. Here's what you need to know. You're probably going to skip the first trimester: Every pregnancy is different, but many women experience a barrage of unpleasant symptoms right away that puts sex low on their list of desires — think nausea, vomiting, extreme fatigue, gas, heartburn, and breast tenderness.