But after clearing that up, you might be wondering how to make the whole thing work. As your tiny baby bump blossoms into a full-fledged belly, not every position might be comfortable — or satisfying — for you and your partner. Even though having sex while pregnant might seem like unfamiliar territory, there are still plenty of pregnancy sex positions that will feel good. And you can use them up until the very end.
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This comes as no surprise to Shannon Chavez, Psy. This position allows control of speed, depth, and body position. Chavez recommends using products such as a Liberator wedge to support the belly or body weight while receiving stimulation from behind. If you want to be able to totally chill out and not have to think about any sort of balancing act or getting too active, Brito recommends this relaxing, seated position. Plus, Brito likes reverse cowgirl for any trimester—especially the third.
Remember that scene in Knocked Up when Seth Rogan's character freaks out about hitting the fetus with his penis? Yeah, it's kind of impossible to forget Rest assured, research shows pregnancy sex is totally safe. In fact, unless your doctor advises you otherwise, feel free to try out as many different pregnancy sex positions as you want over the next nine months, says Tami Rowan, MD , an OB-GYN specializing in sexual health at the University of California San Francisco.