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Is Sex Safe Dur­ing Pregnancy?

For every­one who has doubts: Sex dur­ing preg­nancy is safe if the preg­nancy pro­gresses nor­mally – as is the use of sex toys. The baby in the uterus is pro­tected by the amni­otic fluid and the strong mus­cles of the uterus. Vagi­nal pen­e­tra­tion of a penis or a pen­e­tra­tive toy will not harm the baby. Noth­ing stands in the way of your sex life even dur­ing pregnancy!

If you are won­der­ing whether the baby will notice when you have sex, you can calm down. The baby does not know what is going on and if he or she moves more after an orgasm, it indi­cates a com­mon response of the fetus to the uter­ine activ­ity. The baby is also likely to enjoy the sway­ing and rhyth­mic move­ments that arise dur­ing sex.

When should you avoid sex dur­ing pregnancy?

Sex and sex­toys should be avoided dur­ing preg­nancy, espe­cially with pre­ma­ture labor, prob­lems with the pla­centa, vagi­nal bleed­ing, leak­age of amni­otic fluid or other abnor­mal­i­ties. The best thing to do is to clar­ify all uncer­tain­ties and whether you can be sex­u­ally active dur­ing preg­nancy in the above-men­tioned cases with your mid­wife or med­ical examiner.

If you are not sup­posed to have sex or are not in the mood for it, you can try relax­ing mas­sages, cud­dles and kisses! So you don’t have to do with­out inti­macy, because that doesn’t just include sex. It is also nor­mal for the sex drive to change dur­ing preg­nancy. So there is noth­ing to worry about. Any­one who speaks openly about their own needs with their part­ner can look for alter­na­tives together.

Sex­toys dur­ing preg­nancy – how safe is it to use?

The use of sex toys dur­ing preg­nancy is safe. The dif­fer­ence between whether a real penis or a vibra­tor pen­e­trates the vagina is not deci­sive. These inserted plea­sure gen­er­a­tors stay in the vagina and can­not touch or injure the baby or pla­centa. The vibra­tions from a vibra­tor or cli­toral stim­u­la­tor do not really pen­e­trate the baby either, since the amni­otic fluid absorbs most of the vibra­tions. Mas­tur­ba­tion or hot sex with or with­out sex toys is also good for every­one involved dur­ing a (nor­mal) preg­nancy. So if you would like to buy a dildo so that you can enjoy your love life even more dur­ing preg­nancy, then noth­ing con­tra­dicts this wish.

How to use sex toys safely dur­ing pregnancy

  • Avoid get­ting too deep into the vagina, even if the plug of mucus in the cervix is pro­tect­ing the baby quite well.
  • Do not bring in toys that are too pointed or sharp or that cause painful pleasure.
  • Pay atten­tion to the hygienic use of the toys! Spe­cial toy clean­ers can be used to clean the sex toy quickly and eas­ily before use. This avoids bac­te­r­ial inflam­ma­tion, which can be dan­ger­ous dur­ing pregnancy.
  • Make sure that toys that pro­vide vagi­nal stim­u­la­tion are not used for anal stim­u­la­tion – and vice versa. Fae­cal bac­te­ria that are on the sex toys and get into the vagina can cause a vagi­nal infection.
  • Pay atten­tion to the ingre­di­ents of creams and lubri­cants. Some con­tain fra­grances, fla­vors or col­or­ings that can irri­tate sen­si­tive tis­sue or cause infec­tions, which can be par­tic­u­larly dan­ger­ous dur­ing pregnancy.
  • Always read the fine print to make sure that toys or other prod­ucts only con­tain sub­stances that are safe for preg­nant women. Prod­ucts con­tain­ing phtha­lates should not only be avoided dur­ing preg­nancy, but in gen­eral as these plas­ti­ciz­ers are carcinogenic.

Who­ever observes these points can relax and embark on the next love adven­ture and enjoy care­free sex dur­ing pregnancy!