Among the vast range of experiences pregnancy offers, few are more diversely described than the subject of pregnancy sex. "It's amazing!" "It's terrible!" "We humped like rabbits!" "We humped like amoebas, which reproduce asexually, which is to say we didn't hump at all!" "I felt like a sex goddess!" "I felt like a dog fart!" "My partner couldn't keep their hands off me!" "My partner had to be bribed to look at me naked because they have hangups about maternal sexuality." So what's true? I had moms describe what pregnancy sex is like to clear this up.
Except, and of course, nothing gets cleared up because pregnancy sex is just like regular sex: it's different for everyone. So, yeah, that opening paragraph tricked you all (I'm sure). Nothing gets resolved, so you all shall remain in a state of ignorant limbo forever.
Then again, Women talking to other woman honestly about intimate issues is an excellent way to help navigate our own experiences. While there are no universals, there are a lot of common themes. Hearing someone else talk about what they went through can encourage you to speak to a professional when you otherwise wouldn't have, or not feel guilty for feeling great when everyone else tells you you should be feeling crappy, or just having the pleasure of a juicy conversation with your gals (a pleasure that, seriously, cannot be overstated).
So what does getting down look like when you're staring down the barrel of parenthood? It turns out, according to the following women, it depends: