Orgasm While Pregnant: Ohhhhhh Yeah!

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Some women shouldn't have sex while they're pregnant—and they shouldn't orgasm either. But this is only if you're at risk for preterm labor or other pregnancy conditions. Otherwise sex—and the Big O—is A-okay. In fact, you might find you enjoy sex even more while you're pregnant. Here's why.

According to Danielle Cavallucci, co-author of Your Orgasmic Pregnancy: Little Sex Secrets Every Hot Mama Should Know, some women experience their very first (it's true) or even multiple orgasms during pregnancy.

Cavallucci tells Fit Pregnancy that orgasm can be more intense because your genital and pelvic regions (including your uterus) are engorged with blood, and the vaginal area becomes more sensitive. Any kind of stimulation can often be enough to push you over the edge.

This is more likely to be the case in the first and second trimesters though. In the third trimester, your uterus can't fully contract during an orgasm so although you can be excited, you won't be able to climax.

And don't worry about the baby—having sex or an orgasm won't do any harm. It might even feel like a massage, says Cavallucci.

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Freela Freela

I don't know who said you can't achieve orgasm in the third tri.... not so for me!  I know, tmi, but WOW!

Sweet... SweetPoison

haha I def. noticed that sex got wayyyy better when i was pregnant with my son

lola_... lola_nejinsky

I can hardly compare the regular orgasm with that one I was getting during pregnancy. As the vaginal area becomes more sensitive because all the regions are more engorged with blood any kind of stimulation feels amazing. As I'm a single mom I used some of my gentle sex toys (the clitoral butterfly or rabbit).

proud... proudmama1207

I don't know who proved you can't have an orgasm in your third trimester but they are wrong. The night before I went into labor, I had the best orgasm I have ever had. It was amazing and I came so much that I soaked the bed and the sheet. Not to mention my husband. (I know TMI)

Danielle Cavallucci

Hi all... That was a misquote regarding T-3 O's. You may find it more DIFFICULT to climax during the third trimester due to uterine and abdominal distention. However, many women do achieve orgasm during the latter part of pregnancy. When they DO occur, for those lucky women that get there, O's during T3 can be so intense as to feel transformative, cathartic, renewing and ultra-intense. You may need a nap afterward!!

Sunny Eeklipse Lollipop-Megatron

"In the third trimester, your uterus can't fully contract during an orgasm so although you can be excited, you won't be able to climax."

WHAT!?!? COMPLETELY incorrect! Try: your uterus is the size of a watermelon and the WHOLE DAMN THING contracts!

Orgasms are great and recommended during late stage pregnancy as they prep your uterus for childbirth.

Granted, yes, everyone orgasms differently and some women will have difficulty-- but that situation is certainly not the rule. Where are you getting your information???

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