Don't let a little bump get in the way of your, err, bump and grind.
Pregnancy sex positions
Those who cringed along to Knocked Up’s pregnancy sex scene needn’t worry, because having sheet-clenching sex while you're expecting can actually heighten the experience in way you may never have dreamed possible.
Not only does pregnancy make you glow all sorts of amazing, but the changes to hormone levels – particularly to rise of estrogen and progesterone – can actually boost libido, too.
Plus, the hormonal shift often boosts blood flow to pelvic region, increasing vaginal lubrication and intensifying the sensitivity of the pleasure zone and nipples.
Of course, there are certain positions deemed more comfortable and enjoyable as your pregnancy progresses as Tracey Cox, sex, body language and relationship expert, and Lovehoney ambassador explains.
Get in the driver’s seat and take control. Enjoy having no pressure on your stomach, and the freedom to set the pace and depth of penetration.
“Get him to sit or lie flat on a sturdy surface or the floor, legs straight out in front of him or crossed (depending on how flexible he is!)," Cox explains.
"Climb on top facing his feet for a ‘reverse cowgirl’.”
On a chair
“You can do this two ways,” Cox begins. “Sit with your back to him (if your feet don’t touch the ground, put something underneath to bring the floor closer to you), or face him straddled with two legs either side."
“Make sure your feet can touch the ground so you feel grounded. You control the action by bouncing up and down, using your feet as leverage.”
A wonderful excuse to get down in the dining room, if you ask us.
Relieve pressure from your spine and lower abdomen, and enjoy a sweet cuddle while you’re at it. Experts also rave about spoon sex in the later stages of pregnancy for being a more gentle alternative.
“You lie on your side, legs drawn up towards your chest. He lies behind and penetrates. This provides support for your tummy, and is relaxed and loving with shallow penetration.”
“‘Doggy style’ works at the start of the pregnancy but gets trickier as the belly gets bigger,” Tracey explains.
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“As the pregnancy progresses try getting lower by leaning on your forearms and using pillows underneath as support.”