Orgasm During Pregnancy: Why It’s Fine (and How It’s Different)

The first thing to understand is that there are no known risks associated with having an orgasms during pregnancy. You may experience some cramping or nausea, but these symptoms will pass within a few days. If you do experience any pain, it will probably subside after a couple of weeks. Your baby won’t be harmed either way!

So why does this topic get so much attention?

Well, because it IS a hot button issue! Some women feel uncomfortable discussing their sexual experiences while pregnant, especially if they’re not sure what other people think of them. Others feel guilty about enjoying orgasms during pregnancy, since they might be putting off having children. And then there are others who don’t want to risk getting pregnant, even though they enjoy orgasms during pregnancy. All of these reasons make sense and are valid concerns. But let me tell you something…you don’t need to worry about ANY of those things!

Let me start by saying I’m going to try my best to give you all the facts and nothing but the facts when it comes to this subject. However, sometimes I just get caught up in talking about something that interests me and doesn’t necessarily relate directly back to your own life.

That’s where you come in! Please take a moment right now and share this post with someone close to you. Tell them how great orgasms during pregnancy are for everyone involved! Also, remember to tell them that orgasms during pregnancy are safe!

Orgasm During Pregnancy: Why It’s Fine (and How It’s Different)

What a pregnancy orgasms feels like, by trimester

First Trimester (Weeks 1 to 13)

During the first trimester, your body is just getting used to the hormones that are surging through it. You may or may not experience an increase in sexual desire at this point.

If you’re one of the lucky ones, you’ll start to feel a tingling sensation in your clitoris. It may or may not extend to your labia and vaginal opening. The sensations are very mild during these first three months and increase as you get further along.

Some women say the tingling starts in their early second trimester and then fades away completely by the time they reach the middle of that trimester. Others say it stays fairly consistent throughout their entire pregnancy.

The important thing to remember is that even if the sensations go away completely, they can return at any time once you’ve passed the 13 week mark.

Second Trimester (Weeks 14 to 27)

This is the period of pregnancy when your body is going to really start changing and you’ll need to make a few changes of your own. Around week 16 or 17 you’re probably going to feel very frisky!

This is your body’s way of telling you that it’s time to get that loving feeling while you can!

There will be times when you might not feel like having relations and that’s normal too. But when the mood does strike, make sure you take advantage of it because you never know how long it will last.

You may even want to have your partner stay over more frequently on the weekends. This way he can help out with errands and other things around the house. But most importantly, he can give you a little loving when you need it the most.

As your belly grows, so will your desire. Just like before, you may or may not feel those familiar sensations down below.

What is different this time around is that you’ll probably be more turned on by the idea of what’s to come (baby making) rather than what is currently going on (baby moving). This is a perfectly normal and healthy way of thinking.

Third Trimester (Weeks 28 to 40)

You’re in the home stretch! The main thing to look forward to now is how good it’s going to feel when your water finally breaks.

Again, there will be times when you’ll feel frisky and want your partner to give it to you good and hard. Other times you won’t feel like even seeing him or even be in the mood for lovemaking. As before, it’s all perfectly normal.

Also, you may or may not experience contractions at this point. Some women do and some don’t.

The ones that do are usually very mild if even noticeable at all. Even if you are experiencing them, they may or may not get consistently stronger as time goes on.

When your water finally breaks, the sensations will become strong contractions and it will be time to head to the hospital! Now you’ll definitely want your partner around to give you a hand (so to speak) and help keep your spirits up.

This can be an incredibly messy process as you will soon find out.

As always, make sure you are taking it easy during the final weeks and trying not to over do it. It’s very easy to forget that your body is going through some pretty major changes right now and if you aren’t careful, you may end up paying for it later.

Reminder: Make sure to stock up on diapers, wipes, and other consumable items a few weeks before your due date. You never know when your water will break and you’ll be heading to the hospital.

Also, be sure to check out the articles in our Pregnancy Checklist section for a list of all the things you’ll want to have ready before the baby arrives!

This completes our journey together. If you have any questions or if anything doesn’t quite make sense, feel free to send me a message and I’ll get back to you as soon as possible.

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