Obstetricians in Atlanta talk in-depth about what orgasm feels like per semester during pregnancy
OB says that sex in the first trimester may be great, or it may suffer from many “false starts”: You’re in the mood one minute, and a wave of nausea hits you the next.
On the other hand, your body is already becoming more sensitive — your breasts, for example, maybe more tender to the touch and therefore more easily stimulated by your partner or yourself. Your libido may increase, too. These things, along with more natural lubrication down there, may result in quicker and more satisfying orgasms.
This might be the sweet spot when it comes to reaching your, ahem, sweet spot.
With morning sickness (usually) a thing of the past and the discomforts of the third trimester yet to come, sex and orgasm during the second trimester may be the most enjoyable.
Here are a few things that you may experience:
Your orgasms may be more pleasurable. There are a few reasons for this, with perhaps the main one being increased blood flow during pregnancy. This means your uterus and vaginal area are more engorged, which can mean more sensitivity. This can go either way depending on the person, but for many, it means more pleasure — and easier orgasms.
Your stomach may feel very hard. This is another common occurrence during orgasm, pregnant or not. But with your stretched skin and more extended belly, chances are, you’ll notice this sensation more.
OB says that sex, in general, may be more difficult during the home stretch that is the third trimester. For one thing, your adorable baby bump may feel more like an enormous stack of potatoes: awkward to carry and always in the way. (That’s where creative sex positions come in!)
But also, you may have a harder time reaching the big O. With the baby taking up so much room in your uterus, the muscles may not be able to fully contract as they need to in order to climax
Obstetricians say that an orgasm is an orgasm, no matter whether it involves two people or just one. So, masturbation is completely safe during pregnancy — unless you’ve been told to abstain — and so is using sex toys.
Good news if pregnancy has your hormones raging and your libido through the roof: It’s completely safe to have an orgasm during a low-risk pregnancy. Book a consultation with your top Alpharetta and Atlanta OBGYN for your obstetrics and gynecology care.