When you’ve got a bun in the oven, having your partner hot and heavy on top of you probably would not feel like the most comfortable position to be in. The changes happening with your body during your pregnancy can make some of your favorite sex positions more challenging than before.
Finding the best pregnancy sex positions for comfortable – and satisfying – sex is thankfully easy with these best sex positions while pregnant.
Communication is key though, and your partner may not be aware that what used to feel good to you might not be comfortable for you right now.
In addition, doctors generally advise against lying flat on your back (e.g missionary) after about 20 weeks or so, because it can interfere with blood flow to the placenta.
The best sex positions while pregnant
1. Spooning – you’re in front, your partner is behind
Spooning doesn’t get the credit it deserves. Yet spooning is one of the best sex positions while pregnant because you’re in a comfortable position lying on your side, in a really sweet and intimate position as your partner penetrates you or fingers your clitoris from behind.
If your partner is a lot taller or shorter than you, the initial penetration might require a bit of finesse and can be a little tricky. Once the penis or dildo is in and the position is assumed, you both are good to go. This is also a good position for exploring anal sex.
Lying on your side keeps the weight off your back, and there are no concerns about holding up the weight of your belly. You can also tuck a pillow between your knees if you feel some pressure on your lower back.
Spooning is also a great sex position during pregnancy because it is more difficult to receive deep penetration, which is good for your cervix if it’s sensitive.
2. Going on top of your partner
Already a favorite position of ours outside of pregnancy, being on top of a partner is one of the best sex positions while pregnant. Riding your partner on top removes the pressure on your belly while giving you total control over how deep you want to be penetrated and clitoral stimulation.
During later-stage pregnancy, getting on top of your partner might be a little more tricky, but you can shift your body around a little to see which angles feel best for you.
If you are afraid of falling over while being on top, you can hold onto the headboard or have your hands on the wall to help you stabilize yourself.
3. Lie on the edge of the bed facing up with your feet on the floor
As the biggest thing to avoid during pregnancy is pressure on your belly, the classic missionary position is one of the worst choices for sex during pregnancy. Lying on the edge of your bed facing up with your feet on the floor is one way around it.
Just like the missionary position, but now you are lying as close to the edge of your bed with both feet on the floor. This allows your partner to stand or bend over you while entering, versus lying on top of you like they would in a missionary position. You can prop your torso up on your elbows while moving your hips to what feels right for you.
4. Doggie style
There’s a reason why the doggie style is one of the best sex positions while pregnant. It keeps pressure off of your stomach as your partner enters you from behind, and your partner can also use the other hand to stimulate your clitoris.
Just be aware to take it slow with the thrusting, and communicate with your partner about what does and doesn’t feel good, as doggie style opens you up to deep penetration.
5. Lotus position
A great option during the first and second trimester, the lotus sex position allows for penetration, eye contact, closeness, kissing, and deep embraces. With your partner sitting upright in a comfortable position, sit comfortably on their lap or between their legs, wrapping your legs around their torso. You can also continue to use the lotus sex position during the third trimester, depending on the size of your belly.
6. Oral sex
If you have a more high-risk pregnancy and the doctors don’t recommend penetration during sex, be comforted to know that P-in-V or dildo penetration is not the only kind of sex out there. In fact, receiving clitoral stimulation is a winner when it comes to orgasms – and not just during pregnancy! Prop back against a sea of pillows and have your partner go down on you.
Try these sex toys for pregnancy sex
These are 6 of the best sex positions while pregnant, but you can also take it to the next level with vibrators or other sex toys for that extra edge, or if you are not too keen on the idea of being penetrated.
Here are some of our favorite sex toys for pregnancy sex:
1. SILA clit sucking vibrator by LELO – Using sonic waves, the toy is able to allow you to reach your climax slowly and experience a new way of foreplay through its highly stimulating sensation to the clit.
2. Ambi bullet vibrator by Lovense – designed to pinpoint your pleasure zones perfectly with a unique design that best fits a woman’s curves.
3. AMO Bullet Vibrator by Hot Octopuss is perfectly shaped for clitoris stimulation. It’s hard to believe that such a petite bullet vibrator can pack such a powerful punch, but it does.
Remember to practice good hygiene and wash your sex toys (ideally with a formulated toy cleaner) after every use, especially if you share it with your partner.