Wondering if it is safe to use your vibrators and dildos? Here’s our guide on using sex toys when pregnant, and our favorite sex toys during pregnancy!
When you’re expecting, there is no reason why you have to stop using sex toys. In fact, your baby bump might start getting in the way of some sex positions during the third trimester. This is why lots of expectant couples prefer to use sex toys during pregnancy.
Wait… Is Sex During Pregnancy Safe?
Sex is considered safe during all stages of a normal pregnancy, when your pregnancy is considered low-risk for complications such as miscarriage or pre-term labor.
As a general rule, always speak to your doctor or midwife before using sex toys during pregnancy. There are also some circumstances when using a vibrator or even having an orgasm would not be safe:
If you’re at risk for premature labor, your doctor can advise what type of sex play is safe for you because having an orgasm can cause contractions.
If you have placenta previa, using a vibrator or having contractions from an orgasm could cause heavy bleeding and possibly jeopardize your pregnancy.
There are also things you should avoid doing during sex when you are pregnant. During oral sex, your partner should not blow air into your vagina. Blowing air into your vagina can be potentially fatal for mother and child by causing an air embolism (a blockage of a blood vessel by an air bubble).
Important: Only use phthalate-free sex toys
When choosing the right sex toys during pregnancy, make sure to use a toy that is phthalate-free because you are more susceptible to yeast infections, thrush and all kinds of bacterial infections when you are pregnant. Phthalates are usually found in the rubber of cheap sex toys, and unfortunately it is common for sex toy packages to state being “phthalate-free” yet still contain hazardous materials such as Timethytin chloride, Phenol, Carbon disulfide, Toluene, or Admium.
The best sex toys during pregnancy
Hyphy by Lovense
The Hyphy vibrator by Lovense is a dual-end high-frequency vibrator for fast orgasms. Made with silicone, the Hyphy is waterproof and comes with three vibrator tip attachments for limitless play scenarios. And as with all Lovense sex toys, you can connect the Hyphy vibrator to the Lovense remote app for controls (hint: great for partner play when you are not together).
Filare by Lora Dicarlo
Looking for a vibrator that mimics the feeling of a skillful tongue? We like the Filare by Lora Dicarlo – with its three-dimensional pleasure technology for clitoral massage, as well as being a tool for sensory exploration on a multitude of erogenous zones.
Filare replicates a partner’s tongue by delivering sensations that mimic the slow, circular motions of a partner’s tongue at all angles, plus the external texture of the vibrator feels like soft skin.
Even if you don’t enjoy oral sex, you can still enjoy using Filare. You can use it on other erogenous zones, such as your wrists, back of the knees, and all over the vulva to gradually build intense sexual energy during foreplay or masturbation.
Nora by Lovense
The Nora rabbit vibrator by Lovense provides double the pleasure thanks to a rotating head and a vibrating arm that rubs your clitoris exactly the way you like it. Made of high-quality, body-safe silicone, this interactive, app-controlled bunny stimulates both your G-spot and clitoris for an orgasmic experience.
SILA by LELO
The SILA clit sucking vibrator by LELO is created for self-love exploration. 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.
Simply hold the SILA close to your clit without touching it, and allow the sonic waves to stimulate you in new ways. As for aesthetics, it is small and discreet, comes in cute colors, and completely body-safe as it is made with smooth premium silicone.
Ambi by Lovense
Ever struggle to keep a bullet vibrator in the right spot when you’re in certain positions? Check out the Ambi bullet vibrator by Lovense – designed to pinpoint your pleasure zones perfectly with a unique design that best fits a woman’s curves.
The Ambi bullet vibrator is great for solo masturbation or during partnered sex. Think of it like your little seductive secret, as it fits perfectly inside of your purse or on your nightstand.
Don’t forget to keep your sex toys clean!
It goes without saying, but bear in mind that it is even more important to keep your sex toys clean when using sex toys during pregnancy. Give your sex toys a wash before and after every use by using a good quality sex toy cleaner.