Just like you, I use to wonder how possible it is for a pregnant woman to continue having s3x with her husband while it looks like her stomach could easily explode at any moment.
Many pregnant women look quite exhausted almost all the time but you would be surprised to know what they are capable of even under such a condition.
My morning routine of listening to Tv discussions made me chance upon a topic I would under normal circumstances feel uncomfortable talking about but surprisingly got interested, especially at the point where a health practitioner, a midwife to be precise, took to elaborate on the life of a woman during pregnancy.
In an interview with GTV’s morning show host Kafui Dey, when asked if pregnant women could still have s3x while they are pregnant, the midwife disclosed that indeed they can and that such a period could be when they enjoy it more.
In seeking to ascertain the veracity of this assertion, I took to stage a discussion with another professional Midwife, Sonja Ligget-Iglemund from Germany.
Sonja expressed that women can do whatever they want when they are pregnant. However, she has not seen any scientific proof underpinning the statement that they enjoy it more during this time. According to her, pregnant women can have “normal s3x” at this period.
“Women can do whatever they want to do when they are pregnant. Never heard they enjoy s3x more when they are pregnant. Just as normal,” she said.
She added that women do not have to fear that they are pregnant “just because they are.”
While women can engage in sexual activities during pregnancy, Sonja explained that some men do not have sex with their pregnant wives because they have little or no knowledge of anatomy.
“Some men don’t want to have s3x with pregnant women because they don’t know anything about anatomy,” she said.
Meanwhile, it is also speculated that with pregnancy comes an increase in blood flow to the sexual organs, breasts, and vulva. This accounts for the increase in sensitivity in breasts and the experience of easier arousal. Although it is said that this is normal, it often increases sexual pleasure with your partner.
Also, it is said that with pregnancy comes an increase in libido which results in increased vaginal lubrication.
These might therefore account for the midwife’s saying that women enjoy s3x more during pregnancy.
In relation to this topic, there is a discussion about the employment of sexual intercourse as a means of initiating labour, although this approach is not fully established. Sonja expressed that this is just a theory.
A publication by PubMed Central said “Human semen is the biological source that is presumed to contain the highest prostaglandin concentration. The role of sexual intercourse in the initiation of labour is uncertain. The action of sexual intercourse in stimulating labour is unclear, it may in part be due to the physical stimulation of the lower uterine segment, or endogenous release of oxytocin as a result of orgasm or from the direct action of prostaglandins in semen.”