Everyone says all you want is sex when you’re pregnant. But do you?
Pregnancy hormones are pretty fickle. Either they are making you cry at the puppy on the TV rolling around with toilet paper.
Or they make you want to throw something at your partner for putting the fork the wrong way in the dishwasher.
Or it makes you one horny mum-to-be. Or…it makes you never want to have sex again.
And because we are all different (particularly when it comes to our bedroom antics while pregnant), we loved this mini-study that Parents.com did on the sex habits of their pregnant readers.
This is what sex while pregnant is really like.
46% were crazy for sex. “I wanted my husband morning, noon, and night,” one woman told Parents.com. Obstetrician Lauren F. Streicher, M.D., author of Love Sex Again, says, “Some women are very sexual, highly orgasmic, and their sex is better than ever during pregnancy.” But the reverse can happen with Dr. Streicher continuing, “They just don’t feel sexy, they may be uncomfortable… there’s just no universal.”
The places to have sex…pretty much every room in the house. The shower, car, deck and kitchen bench top being among the favourites. As for outside the home, the popular ones were: the park, movie theatre, fitting rooms in a shop, hotel balcony and on a four-wheeler in a field. One couple told Parents.com that they had sex in a doughnut delivery truck.
As for fantasies while pregnant, women daydreamed about another partner including their ex, their neighbour, Brad Pitt, David Beckham and even George Costanza. One of the pregnant women disclosed that they fantastised about doing the deed with a doctor mid-exam. Some pregnant women fantasied about threesomes and according to the confessions, a few acted on them.
11% felt sexy enough to take a nude photo. And 2% hit the record button to make a homemade sex tape. And 7% did both.
42% confessed to trying out the myth and had sex to bring on labour.
Almost everyone had eyes only for their man. One woman said, "I felt such a magical connection to my partner because I was carrying his child".