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The naked truth: Best sex positions during pregnancy

Naomi de la Torre is freelance writer and stay-at-home-mom with two delightful boys, ages three and six. Naomi has an MFA in Creative Writing from the University of Arizona, is a self-proclaimed salsa diva, and can make a killer octopus ...

Getting busy with a baby bump

Just because you're knocked up doesn't mean you want to miss out on sexy time. But with a belly the size of the winning watermelon at the county fair, it's not always easy to get in the mood or find a comfortable position. Learn the naked truth about best sex positions during pregnancy.

Getting busy with a baby bump

Just because you're knocked up doesn't mean you want to miss out on sexy time. But with a belly the size of the winning watermelon at the county fair, it's not always easy to get in the mood or find a comfortable position. Learn the naked truth about best sex positions during pregnancy

Is pregnant sex safe?

Don't let the old wives tales scare you. Your baby will not get a "penis concussion" or any other nonsense while you and your partner have intercourse. Sex during pregnancy is perfectly safe unless you have been told otherwise by your obstetrician. In fact, your baby may enjoy the rocking motion so much, he'll nod off to sleep.

Hot and bothered

Feeling a little hot and bothered? Fear not. That's completely normal. While you may be turned off from sex during your first trimester due to exhaustion and nausea, hormonal spikes in your second and third trimesters may make you feel more aroused than ever. Not to mention, heightened senses and increased blood flow to your ladyparts can give you some of the most powerful orgasms of your life. Some women even report experiencing multiple orgasms during pregnancy. Yowza!

Let's get it on

Getting busy with a baby bump can take a little extra creativity, but that's all part of the fun! Some of your favorite positions may be uncomfortable or even impossible with Peanut in the way. Now's the time to do some experimenting -- which is always a good thing for a sizzlin' sex life.

Woman on top. Woman on top is a great position because it keeps weight off your belly while at the same time allowing you to control the depth of penetration. This is also a great position to show off your ginormous pregnant hooters to an adoring audience.
Spooning. Spooning has never been cozier. Lie down side-by-side facing the same direction with your partner behind you. This is another very comfortable position because it keeps the weight off your growing bump. If you need extra support, try tucking some pillows under your belly and lower back.
Edge of the bed. Position yourself at the edge of the bed, with your partner standing facing you. You'll feel extra sexy with your legs in the air and your husband staring into your eyes.
Hand and knees. Another great position to keep the weight off the belly, while at the same time allowing your partner to enjoy your voluptuous figure from behind. Tuck some pillows under your belly for added comfort and support.

Communication is everything

As with everything else in marriage, communication is essential to a healthy sexual relationship during pregnancy. You may not always feel like a sex goddess, but your husband probably finds your voluptuous figure more erotic than ever. Talk about your feelings. Discuss any insecurities you might have. Share what gets you hot and what doesn't. Take the time to explore your changing body together and cherish these moments of sensual wonder.

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