7 Safe, Sizzling Sex Positions for Pregnant People
Get sexy by getting comfortable. These seven hot positions are a great way to get it on with a bun in the oven.
[Note from the editor: Sex during pregnancy is perfectly safe for most people. In rare instances, like if you have placenta previa or some cases where there is a worry about preterm labor, orgasms and penis-in-vagina sex might not be best, so check with your midwife or doctor if you feel unsure. Additionally, laying flat on your back in late stage pregnancy for an extended period of time is discouraged, so make sure you tilt your body slightly on an incline and change positions if you are going for the long haul.]
Pregnancy is nine months of constant changes. Every day is a slightly new day with body changes, hormonal changes and irresistible cravings. Unfortunately, for a lot of pregnant people, this can lead to a dormant sex life. Some pregnant people just feel unattractive in their changing body and some people worry that intercourse can hurt the baby (for the record, even the world's biggest penis isn't going to get through the cervix or poke the amniotic sac.) Sometimes, couples just don't know how to enjoy their favorite sex positions anymore.
On the other hand, some people find pregnancy hormones make them unbelievably horny. The increased blood flow to their babymaking areas can make the vulva incredibly sensitive and swollen breasts may respond to touch differently than the non-pregnant versions did. Your partner may find your curvy luscious body to be irresistible. While you are taking advantage of all the perks pregnant sex can hold, you may want to change up your sex positions while you're at it.
I don't want to add another new experience to your plate while you're already having so many, but look on the bright side: this doesn't have to be a bad thing. An "excuse" to try new sex positions (and get more pleasure in your life!) doesn't have to be a bad thing, and it's very possible that some of these sex positions might stick around for years to come too!
However, this might not be the time to experiment with the most athletic sex positions you can find. Some pregnant people just want simple, easy sex positions that provide pleasure while reducing pressure on the abdomen. You can save the athletic options for later on, but for now, find your new tried-and-true sex position with a bit of creativity and a little bit of help from some sex positioning furniture.
(Note: These sex positions assume that the pregnant partner is the receiver. We know that is not always the case! However, these sex positions will likely not be a great fit if the pregnant partner is the penetrating partner - since the primary focus on these positions is providing ample space and comfort for a large belly for the receiving partner.)
Consider some options like these:
Spooning is one of those quintessential sex positions for pregnancy when the pregnant person will be the receiver. Since the pregnant belly gets all the room in the world with nothing else in the way, it can ensure everyone stays comfortable. At the same time, the entire body is fully supported, and let's be honest: it can feel great to be cuddling, lazy, and horny all at the same time.
Keep in mind: while you can definitely have intercourse like this, you don't have to! This can be a great position for cuddling and some mutual masturbation too!
How to Do It: The pregnant, receiving partner lays flat on the bed on their side. The penetrating partner lays behind them. You may need to fiddle with the penetrating partner's exact angle and placement to find the best spot for intercourse. Add a few pillows under the belly if need be for a bit of additional support.
Partner it With: A great body-safe sex toy for both partners. If the partner in front has issues reaching back to touch the genitals of the partner behind, a hands-free sex toy (like the Hot Octopuss Jett or Lovense Lush 3) can provide some great pleasure to the "Big Spoon". On the other hand, with all of the available space, adding a sex toy to pleasure the "Little Spoon" can be easy as pie - and either partner can hold it!
Easy to do, easy to relax into, and with lots of space for a growing belly, the Cross sex position lets you both enjoy connecting with one another while reducing any pressure on the pregnant receiver's abdomen.
Depending on the hip height of the penetrating partner, you may need to use a sex shape - like the Liberator Wedge or Liberator Ramp - underneath the receiver's hips to provide the slight bit of elevation needed to make both of your bodies align. The shapes can also be used to keep the receiver on an incline to avoid the flat-on-the-back positioning.
(For a cute, romantic flair, intertwine your fingers together as you gently rock your hips.)
How to Do It: The pregnant, receiving partner should lay down on their back with their knees bent and feet flat on the ground. Temporarily, the receiving partner should extend their legs into the air. This space allows the penetrating partner to crawl underneath the receiving partner's knees and lay out on their side, pressing their hips to their partner's hips. The receiving partner can then bend their knees, resting their feet flat on the floor behind the penetrating partner.
Partner It With: Both of you have your hands free, so this can be a fantastic choice for sex toys. A clitoral vibrator (like the Smart Wand Medium) or a penis vibrator (like the Satisfyer Men Wand) can be a great fit for pleasuring the receiving partner during this position. Since you'll both be relatively stationary, this can also be a fantastic sex position for either partner to add nipple clamps or nipple suckers to take advantage of super-sensitive nipples during pregnancy. Make sure you communicate with your partner about what feels good. Early pregnancy may make nipples too sensitive to be touched at all. The sweet spot is 18-34 weeks, or after 39+ when the nipple stimulation may bring on labor.
Another tried-and-true position! At the same time, couples who have experimented with Doggy Style pre-pregnancy might find the position to be relatively unchanged during pregnancy - which can feel like a nice, familiar bath during a time where everything is always changing. Since Doggy Style leaves all of the space underneath the pregnant, receiving partner open, there's no pressure on the belly.
Depending on the size of your pregnancy belly, however, this position can get to be uncomfortable - especially in the latter half of the pregnancy. Consider coming down to your forearms for the Leapfrog position - with a few pillows under your belly - if your belly is feeling too heavy. If that still isn't working, however, you might consider taking Doggy Style out of your sex position rotation; there's nothing wrong with finding positions that work best for the two of you!
How to Do It: The pregnant, receiving partner gets onto their hands and knees on a sturdy, comfortable surface. The penetrating partner gets behind their partner - whether standing or kneeling (depending on the surface) to press their hips against their partner's hips for penetration.
If heights aren't lining up or if an extra-large pregnancy belly is sweeping the bed in a way that's uncomfortable, consider pairing this sex position with a Liberator Wedge/Ramp Combo. The angle of the Ramp can offer more space for a large belly - and it can allow both of you to take the sex position easily off the bed too. With the sex furniture involved for a standing Doggy Style position, this position can work just as perfectly for a penetrating partner who is pregnant.
Partner It With: With the added weight of pregnancy, it's unlikely that the receiving partner will want to use their hands anywhere aside from holding up their body weight. This means that using hands-free sex toys can be a great fit. If the receiving partner has a vulva, consider something like the We-Vibe Chorus to pleasure the clitoris and g-spot while something like the MysteryVibe Tenuto could be a great fit to pleasure the receiver's penis during penetration.
Twin Standing Pleasure Position
Standing positions can feel a bit limited during pregnancy, but this is one that can really become a top favorite! With the help of the Liberator Axis and a wand massager at the perfect height, neither partner needs to strain themselves attempting to pleasure each other - and the receiving partner's pregnant belly has all the room it needs for comfort!
How to Do It: Find a surface where the Liberator Axis will be at the perfect height for pleasure during intercourse. (For most people, this will be a bed!) From there, set up your favorite wand massager in the Liberator Axis. The pregnant, receiving partner then steps up to where the wand massager's head is placed and gets comfortable. The penetrating partner comes up from behind and slides into their partner's body.
Partner It With: Obviously, your favorite wand massager! If you're into the Vibratex Magic Wand Original, that partners perfectly with the Axis (including to allow you to control the switch while the wand in the Axis!), but the Liberator Axis works with a wide variety of straight-handle wand massagers like the Vibratex Magic Wand Rechargeable, or the Doxy Die Cast,.