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‘Forbidden’ sex act safe during pregnancy?

Pregnancy needn’t mean the end of your sex life, but are all positions safe?

There’s an interesting article doing the rounds (if only for the somewhat hilarious comments). The Stir asks if it’s safe for an woman to have anal sex while pregnant. Before you  offer up daft suggestions such as “of course, as long as she’s wearing a helmet”, their question was not rhetorical; they had an expert offer up some safety tips on the subject.

Here’s a brief summary, although you can read the more detailed article here:

The Stir: Is it safe to try this forbidden sex act while pregnant?

Use lots of lubricant as the anal sphincter is tight to avoid discomfort to the woman.

Haemorrhoids (swollen/distended veins around the anus) are often present during pregnancy, and these may become painful/irritated or even burst during anal sex.

Use different condoms if switching from anal to vaginal intercourse to avoid introducing bacteria to the vagina.

The expert also suggested that being on all fours for rear entry may actually be of some relief to women comfortable with the concept of anal sex, especially during the third trimester, as it reduces pressure on the heart.

That didn’t sound as bad as you’d expect, did it?

The explicit article has sent ripples of reaction amongst expectant moms (and dads). Some are grossed out by the idea, pregnant or not, while some suggest that it could help to keep a faltering pregnancy sex life going.

How to find practical information without Googling

Most people have the common sense to know that Googling certain sex terms to find practical information is going to yield loads of links to dodgy sites, along with images which may cause your eyeballs to bleed and your search history to break out in a sweat. In the case of something like this topic, it can be helpful to present information, even if it is considered by some to be taboo.

There are women for whom pregnancy and birth presents an opportunity to discover a new self-awareness and less embarrassment about intimate topics, but others prefer to keep these topics either off the agenda or at least reserved for a more discreet environment.

Also read:

Is massage safe during pregnancy?

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Is sex okay for moms to be?


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