They say size doesn’t matter, but when it comes to sex during pregnancy. size (of your belly, that is) and
position do matter, especially as that belly of yours gets bigger (and
bigger!) and sex starts feeling more like a comedy routine than a
romantic act. As your belly blooms and your pregnancy blossoms, you may
feel (a) like you’re too big to be straddled, (b) that your boobs are
impossible to lie on, and (c) that you’re sporting a front entrance
that’s blocked by a giant balloon (how’s that for fun in the sack?).
All of these physical realities, however, don’t have to end up
being physical limitations when it comes to sex positions during
pregnancy — as long as you start getting a little creative with your
poses. And who knows — you may even discover that some pregnant sex
positions are keepers in your boudoir repertoire even after your baby’s
birth (well, if you can find the time and energy, that is). Assuming
you’ve got the all-clear from your practitioner to live it up in the
bedroom, these pregnant sex positions will keep you both comfortable and
Side-lying positions. Lying on your sides
front-to-front or front-to-back (spooning) are often the most
comfortable sex positions during pregnancy. Both options keep you off
your back, plus you won’t have to worry about holding up the weight of
your belly (and you won’t feel like your partner has to support your
weight either!). Since you’ll both be able to lie down, you can get busy
in a slow, relaxed way.
Man on top. The missionary position is fine for
quickies, as long as your man keeps his weight off you by supporting
himself with his arms. But if your partner likes to have his hands free
during the main event (more pleasure for you!), you can also try this
edge-of-the-bed move: Lie on your back on the bed, and then scooch down
so that your bottom is at the foot of the bed and your legs are dangling
down to the floor. Then have your guy kneel or stand in front of you
for prime access. To make yourself more comfortable, you may want to
prop a couple of pillows under your back.
Woman on top. This classic “cowgirl” move is a
great pregnant sex position because it doesn’t put any pressure on your
belly, and it enables you to control the depth of penetration and
clitoral stimulation. One thing to keep in mind: Late in pregnancy, when
your belly is bigger than you ever thought possible, you may not be
able to move with the greatest of ease in this position.
Rear entry. There are plenty of ways to play with
this position, a favorite during pregnancy because it allows him access
without having to maneuver around your belly. Here are a few sexy
scenarios to try:
- The policeman: You lean against the wall, facing it with your hands spread, while he “searches” you from behind.
- The lap pose: He sits on a chair and you sit on his lap facing away from him.
- The mattress hold: This is a variation of you on all fours,
except with your arms and head on the mattress (to keep you from having
to hold up all that belly weight with your arms) and your partner
entering from behind.
Give some (or all) of these pregnant sex positions a whirl — and enjoy yourself!
Here’s to pleasurable sex no matter how big you get!