Many women find that their hormonal levels are, quite literally, all over the place during their pregnancy.
This is an exceptional and delicate phase in the life of any woman, and it is not rare at all to notice that, all of a sudden, you feel especially horny and in need of some good-old sexual release.
This is entirely normal and can be attributed to the shifting levels of hormonal chemical balances occurring throughout your body during the various stages of pregnancy.
While many expecting women in more or less stable relationships opt to lead an active and healthy sex life with their partner right up to the moment of giving birth, there are, naturally, some concerns that may arise around what types of sexual activity are okay during pregnancy, and how to get the sexual pleasure you clearly need (and deserve) without compromising on health, and without putting the safety of your baby at risk in any way.
One common alternative to having sexual intercourse (or other forms of sexual relations) with your significant other, can be the use of various sex toys, especially the ever-so-enjoyable vibrator.
Now, there are a number of reasons why you may wish to use a vibrator during pregnancy:
- maybe you crave a different kind of stimulation than that which you get from regular sex
- maybe you are a single mom, or you don’t have a stable sexual partner to share intimacy with
- or, maybe your partner has a hard time keeping up with the whimsical (and somewhat unpredictable) nature of your pregnancy-era sexual urges
Whatever the case may be, chances are that most expectant women will sooner or later feel the need to turn to their trusty vibrator to get the job done.
However, you may find yourself wondering… Is it okay for me to do this now? Are vibrators safe during pregnancy?
Well, the short (and sweet!) answer is: yes, it is generally safe to use vibrators during pregnancy.
As I’m sure you’re quite happy to hear this, perhaps you already have stopped reading and decided to go give yourself some well-deserved stimulation with a good conscience…
But, on the off chance that you are still interested in knowing some more about the do’s and don’ts of sex toys during pregnancy, here´s what you need to know.
The truth about sex during pregnancy
As a rule of thumb, the same safety rules that govern regular sexual intercourse apply to the use of vibrators, too.
This means that, as long as your pregnancy is considered to be healthy and normal, there should be no reason for concern about using a vibrator as a part of your sexual life during the entire gestation period.
However, if your doctor has determined that you should not have sex for some reason during a certain period, then you probably should also abstain from using any sex toys, including vibrators.
Conditions that would make any kind of sex unsafe during pregnancy are quite rare and limited in scope and include primarily conditions related to the placenta and its location.
In any case, you should always consult regularly with your doctor to keep tabs on your pregnancy and its progress.
Also, generally you should be able to discuss the use of sex toys with your specialist doctor as well, so don´t be shy about asking to be sure.
The best vibrators to use during pregnancy
You may also want to consider what types of vibrators are best suited to be used during pregnancy.
As you know, being pregnant while having sex presents a rather unique set of challenges, to put it mildly.
So this is something that obviously should be kept in mind when choosing the ideal vibrator for the duration of your pregnancy (and, of course, beyond that as well).
For example, it might be wise to use a vibrator with a long handle, to make it easier to position the head properly into your vagina, and to avoid discomfort while doing it.
This is true even if you choose to use them only for clitoral stimulation, and not to insert them as such.
Also, a vibrator that stays somewhat firmly in place once situated would certainly make things a lot easier, since you can let yourself enjoy the sensations rather than constantly worry about adjusting its position and maneuvering around.
Some sex experts recommend using only silicone-based products because they are generally considered safer on the body, and the effects of toys containing phthalates on a pregnant person have not been properly studied as of yet.
Also, make sure you’re using a water-based lubricant on your vibrator since this will ensure better care of your sex toy.
The golden rules of vibrator use while being pregnant
Finally, the two most important things to consider when it comes to having sex, alone or in company, during pregnancy: first off, always make sure that you are being extremely hygienic, both for your own sake and for that of your baby.
Since your baby obviously has a rather close relationship with your vagina (I know, it sounds weird, but you know what I mean…), you definitely want to make sure both your love box AND anything and everything going inside it during your pregnancy are washed clean beforehand, so as to keep things nice and fresh at all times.
The second crucial thing to keep in mind is that, obviously, you should be careful to not insert anything too long or too deep inside your vagina.
Usually, your own body will let you know when it´s too much, by creating a sense of discomfort.
It’s very important to listen to these signals always since they are the way your body is giving you critical information about what it wants, what it needs, and what you should avoid at all costs.
As mentioned above, beyond these common sense principles, it is generally perfectly safe to use a vibrator during pregnancy.
In fact, it’s very recommendable for a pregnant woman to be somewhat selfish about her pleasure, since she is undergoing such a deeply crucial phase in her life.
So, regardless of what kind of naughty fun you’re probably already having with your partner (or others, you bad girl!), don’t be shy about whipping out that favorite vibrator we all know you have hidden somewhere, letting yourself go and just feeling the mind-blowing ecstasy of the wonder that is… the female orgasm.