Pregnancy and Pleasure: Not Taboo Anymore
Pleasure is always a taboo topic for women. We can’t be too forward, too brash, too crass about what we like and how we like it. But Pleasure and Pregnancy? UNHEARD OF!
Let’s get into it – the down and dirty – of being pregnant and experiencing pleasure.
Many women experience an increase in libido late in the 1st trimester due to a drop in hormones… which means less nausea and fatigue and more desire for intimacy.
For me, my desire for sex did not change. Although I was more tired than usual & did a lot of falling asleep on the couch, I still wanted sex as much as before…but there was the thought in my head that I was having sex with a baby on board. Even with all of my medical training and explicit knowledge that there is NO way to hurt a baby through sex during pregnancy, the thoughts were always present and interrupting my ability to fully invest and be present in intimacy.
The increased hormones – making your breasts & clitoris more sensitive and increasing blood flow to your erogenous zones are the perfect time to enjoy more sensitive sex.
But somehow my cultural conditioning was kicking in. I can’t be a good mother and be sexual. If I enjoy this too much, does that make me a bad mom before this baby is even born?
I did the work, I leaned into my pleasure practice and my teachings and came to the following conclusions:
And this is the message I leave for you…
You deserve pleasure now and always. Even when you are pregnant. You are worthy and you have everything you need already.
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