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Not sexually active while pregnant

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Feeling exhausted, queasy, and uncomfortable in your ever-changing body isn't exactly a recipe for romance. Increased blood flow can give you a spectacular sensitivity in all your erogenous zones.

If you're feeling anxious about pregnancy sex, don't sweat it. Then, try focusing on what gives pleasure, be it a foot massage which increases oxytocin and arousalor self-pleasuring. During pregnancy, sex may come to a Not sexually active while pregnant halt, especially at first.

Many women feel better during the second trimesterso it's worth getting in as much as you can those three months, since the third trimester brings further obstacles hello, huge bump!

Impediments to intercourse are often more than just physical.

You may also worry unnecessarily that intercourse will harm the baby. Because of the cervix, the penis cannot touch the baby and so cannot hurt the baby at all! Sexual activity is no more dangerous or disturbing for a fetus than the woman riding in a car over potholes or a speed bump," Castellanos reassures.

Ditching distracting technology from the bedroom can help boost your one-to-one time. After all, physical intimacy grows out of an emotional connection, Worly says: Thinking about sex — even when you're not in the middle of Not sexually active while pregnant — will keep you in the right frame of mind when you are.

Pregnancy hormones can cause vaginal dryness, according to Castellanos. Be sure to find a comfortable position for sex — and getting creative with pillows helps!

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