Some women find they have an increased sex drive during pregnancy, some feel numb. Some partners love the new curves, some are weirded out by the pregnancy or worried sex will hurt the baby. Also, how’s the relationship? Are you swooning in newly entangled bliss? Or have you been together forever, made a couple babies already, and find that sex is not quite that urgent and immersive but rather a kind of familiar, generally nice but infrequent interlude in a life otherwise ruled by managing schedules, lunch boxes and the dishes?
Is your pregnancy easy? Are you vomiting? What trimester is it? There are so many factors going into the way pregnant sex pans out, I don’t want to generalize.
But I will say that all expecting couples have some kind of anxiety about sex during pregnancy. Pregnancy is a physical and emotional upheaval, there’s no way it won’t affect your sex life. Here are 6 of the most common concerns about sex during pregnancy:
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