There are so many myths about sex during pregnancy. The amazing thing is it turned out to be quite straightforward. All those old wives tales turned out to be just fallacies, myths, superstitions, and simple downright lies. So the first thing you have to get out of your head is that sex when you're pregnant is somehow wrong, disrespectful to the baby, or inappropriate in some other way. The reality is that sex during pregnancy is a great thing for both man and his partner and there are various reasons for this. First, sex reinforces the bonds between the mother-to-be and her partner, ensuring that their relationship is strong, healthy and intimate. This produces a good environment for the baby after he or she is born. Secondly, when a woman has an orgasm, she produces large amounts of endorphins and bliss hormones which circulate in her bloodstream and inevitably produce the same sense of relaxation and contentment for the baby as they do for the mother.
In recent studies, a lot of women seem to believe that their partner will not find them attractive as they grow larger during their pregnancy but many men find a pregnant woman extremely sensuous and attractive. Many women experience a great surge in sexual desire during their pregnancy because of the changing levels of hormones in their bloodstream, a woman who wants sex and other high level of libido is very arousing to a man. So, it's a recipe for some of the best sex that you can have.
A lot of women actually find that they experience orgasms differently when they're pregnant. For example, they may actually experience orgasms for the first time if they've previously been an orgasmic though the women who've always been able to enjoy orgasms may find that they can reach orgasm more easily, or that they experience multiple orgasms for the first time. This is very exciting, and it also adds a whole new dimension to the sexual relationship between a man and his partner. . When a woman consider that many women feels that she has moved fully into their sexuality, partly because their body has grown more feminine and their breasts enlarged so that they prepare to nurture their baby after it's been born, and partly because in some deep way their function as a woman is now been fulfill, it's not surprising that the expression of sex within a relationship is good be a little bit unpredictable during pregnancy.
Another of the pernicious myths about sex during pregnancy is that it can harm the baby. This is completely untrue in the vast majority of normal pregnancies. The baby is well protected in its amniotic sac which is a bag full of fluid and protects it like a shock absorber, as well as by the strong muscular walls of the womb. And since a thick mucus plug seals the cervix so that neither bacteria nor semen can enter the uterus during sexual intercourse, there is no danger of making love as the baby grows inside its mother. The only cases in which sex during pregnancy is not recommended are where there is something slightly unusual like vaginal bleeding or the mother has high blood pressure, or the placenta is located very close to the cervix, or the woman has a history of miscarriages. In these cases your doctor or midwife will tell you about the dangers of sex during pregnancy and these cases are the cases for which you might want to use some alternative method of relieving sexual tension such as oral pleasure, solo masturbation, or mutual masturbation.
If the majority of pregnancies proceed normally, and sex is perfectly acceptable there would be a no myth that sex during pregnancy can harm the baby. Well, you have to use a certain amount of common sense here. Clearly, on top position with the man lying on the woman's abdomen while making love is a bad idea because it would be very uncomfortable to the mother and it also does put extra weight on the baby. By the way, some experts recommend that a pregnant woman does not sleep on her back, but there's no harm in her lying down for as long as it takes to make love. Another silly fantasy that has sprung up over the years is that sex can induce labor, either during thrusting or during orgasm. In fact, although woman will feel some small uterine contractions when she reaches orgasm, the sensations are quite different to those that she will experience when she gives birth and when the uterus is contracting during labor.
Now, so far we've been talking very positively, as though all couples want to make love during pregnancy, but that certainly isn't the case as a woman may feel so unattractive that she simply doesn't want to make love, and regrettably, some men find it impossible to make love with their pregnant partners, simply because they don't find the idea attractive. In such cases, there are plenty of other things that can reinforce a couple's relationship, including snuggling, kissing, cuddling, stroking, mutual massage, oral pleasure, and masturbation.
All in all you can have just as good a sex life during pregnancy as you did beforehand, and hopefully you will after the baby is born. The myths that have grown up around the subject need to be dispelled, not only for the sake of every pregnant couple's happiness, but also because sex is a fundamental human need at every point in an individual's life, and as we observed above, when a mother has an orgasm, the baby benefits from the blissful state she enjoys.