Your pregnancy hormones have got you in the mood, but your burgeoning bump is making things a little, erm, awkward?! Or despite all your research (read: frantic googling) your partner still doesn’t believe they won’t be “poking the baby”?! Well, maybe oral sex while pregnant might be just what you — and your partner — need!
Pregnancy can do all sorts of things to your preferences when it comes to the bedroom, so open conversations with your partner about what you feel like doing is super important.
You might find penetrative sex just plain uncomfortable during pregnancy, but it doesn’t mean you have to pack your sexy away and become a nun for the whole nine months. But we get it if you’re feeling a little apprehensive. After all, the list of pregnancy Dos and Don’ts is pretty long!
So, can you have oral sex while pregnant, and what should you know about it?
Here’s our quick guide.
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- Is oral sex during pregnancy bad?
- So, when is it not safe to have oral sex?
- Is it OK to have Orgasm during pregnancy?
- When should you stop having sex while pregnant?
- What happens if you swallow sperm while pregnant?
- Is there anything your partner shouldn’t do?
Is oral sex during pregnancy bad?
Uh, no! Oral sex during pregnancy can be oh so good! The main concern when it comes to any kind of sex including oral sex, when pregnant, is the risk of STIs. There is the possibility infection could be passed on to the fetus in utero, or during childbirth, which can be harmful.
So, when is it not safe to have oral sex?
If you are in a monogamous relationship, you and your partner need to be clear of any STIs before engaging in oral sex when pregnant. STIs including HIV, gonorrhea, chlamydia, and herpes can be dangerous to both you and your baby and can be passed by giving or receiving oral sex.
Receiving oral sex when pregnant from someone with an active cold sore (herpes simplex virus) is not recommended, and care should be taken if you have new, or multiple partners during pregnancy, or if you’re unsure of your partner’s sexual health. In this situation, using a condom or dental dam (a thin piece of latex that covers the clitoris, labia, and vagina) is a good idea.
Is it OK to have Orgasm during pregnancy?
Most definitely! In fact, orgasms can feel even more intense when you’re pregnant due to all the extra blood flowing to your pelvic region. Awesome!
On the downside, it might actually get tricker to climax as you get later into the third trimester as your growing baby will restrict the usual contractions.
When should you stop having sex while pregnant?
Sex during pregnancy is generally safe, but your doctor may recommend avoiding sexual intercourse in any of the following scenarios:
- Your waters have broken
- You have unexplained vaginal bleeding
- You have Placenta previa — a condition where your placenta fully, or partially, covers the cervix
- You have early cervical dilation
- You have a history of premature birth or preterm labor.
But, in some of these cases, it’s possible to still enjoy oral sex, so double-check with your doctor.
What happens if you swallow sperm while pregnant?
Nothing! Giving a pregnant blow job will cause no harm to you or your baby, so go for it if you’re in the mood.
Is there anything your partner shouldn’t do?
Your partner should avoid blowing air into your vagina, either intentionally or accidentally with a heavy breath. It’s possible to form an air bubble that can block a blood vessel which can do a lot of damage. It’s rare, but it’s worth knowing!
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