Fortunately, however, this is not the case for most women. In general, sex during pregnancy is very safe, if not necessarily easy to maneuver. In fact, many women find that, due to increased sensitivity in their genitals and high levels of estrogen hormones, sex is more enjoyable than ever. Some women experience their first orgasms or first multi-orgasmic sex during pregnancy.
Although pregnant women may not feel very attractive, their partners often find their changing bodies very sexy. The idea of a woman carrying their child, her growing breasts, and the oft-discussed 'glow' of pregnant women are all very erotic to men. To overcome any insecurities regarding sex during pregnancy, communication is key.
There may be other reasons why pregnant women are apprehensive about having sex. These include the nausea that comes along with pregnancy, fatigue from carrying a child, and discomfort that stems from personal beliefs. Again, it is essential to discuss these things.
For those who are still unsure about engaging in intercourse, there are several other options that the couple will find enjoyable. For example, women may simply want to cuddle. Relaxing in the bath could be sensual for both the man and woman. Kissing and mutual masturbation may also be satisfying.
Couples who decide that they do want to have sex may have to get creative. Missionary position, for instance, will be uncomfortable for the woman as her belly grows, and the man may be worried that he's hurting the baby. Most couples agree that woman on top works (although this may be awkward for the woman), and sex positions with the man behind the woman are especially popular. Spooning, with the man entering the woman from behind, while laying down, is a good option, and requires little effort from the woman.