24 Sep I’m pregnant. What about my libido
Over the time when the sexual intercourse has been considered merely one of a number of forms of sexual contact, views on sexuality during pregnancy have undergone considerable transformation.
Couples in the meantime, are under informed on sexual life in pregnancy.
A research indicates that 68% young mothers were not informed during pregnancy by a gynaecologist or midwife about sexual problems in pregnancy and, in particular, about possibility to derive sexual satisfaction.
During pregnancy, as your body changes, sex will be different too. Your blood volume increases by about 40 percent. That not only swells your breasts, but it also heightens sensitivity throughout all your erogenous zones. And that can mean more intense, even multiple, orgasms.
But, according to a study, fear of sexual intercourse was prevalent particularly in the third trimester.
The pregnant women experienced less stimulation during sexual intercourse as pregnancy progressed.
Length of intercourse also decreased during the later phases of pregnancy compared with prepregnancy.
Inability to experience orgasm increased with each trimester.
Also, pregnant women felt more pain during the coitus as the pregnancy progressed.
– Sexual Satisfaction
The rate of sexual satisfaction declined as pregnancy progressed, particularly during the third trimester. We determind in Sexual functioning declines as pregnancy progresses compared with prepregnancy.
A great many of authors emphasise, that the pregnancy is a stimulus for partners to search for ways to maintain mutual emotional bond, close physical affinity and satisfy sexual needs not necessarily finished with an intercourse.
The fact, that one of the two partners is pregnant, imposes some restrictions on sexual life. Not rarely, in particular in the first trimester of pregnancy, a female is little interested in sex. It is due to, inter alia, hormonal changes resulting in nausea, fatigue and increased nervosity. These symptoms contribute to general feebleness and reduction of the level of sexual needs and difficulty to become aroused and sexually ready. In spite of that, a lot of women have the need to keep physical and emotional contact with their partners.
For a number of couples, pregnancy becomes a stimulus to search for new ways of pleasing each other in love play, that does not necessarily leads with an intercourse.
Most studies concerning sexuality during pregnancy focus on observing sexual activity, physiological changes, mutual relationship of partners, analysis of sexual intercourses and investigation of so-called sexual satisfaction.
– Sexual Activity
However, some researchers observe reduced sexual activity during pregnancy, except for the second trimester, when sexual activity is similar to the one outside pregnancy.
Pregnant women prefer the following types of sexual activity: non-genital fondling, stimulation of the clitoris, vagina and breasts, oral and anal stimulation and masturbation.
Here are some comfortable sex positions you can try… and positions to skip
Researches makes it evident, that experiencing sexual satisfaction by pregnant women improves their self-esteem, facilitates mutual relationship between partners and tightens the marital bond.
So consult your gynecologist and enjoy.
Always seek the direct advice of your own doctor in connection with any questions or issues you may have regarding your own health or the health of others.