5 Benefits Of Masturbating While Pregnant

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For some women, is pregnancy is a time when their confidence and libido are low. For others, however, sexual hormones reach a peak during pregnancy. As a result, they may be looking for ways to keep themselves sexually satisfied. The first through would be to turn to your partner, but you you may be overlooking one of the more obvious solutions — masturbation. Not only can you do this anytime, anywhere, but there are several benefits of masturbating while pregnant that may convince you to give it a try.

Now, there may be some women out there who are scared of the idea of having sex of any kind during pregnancy. They may fear it puts themselves or their babies at risk. But according to Healthline mentioned, masturbation is normal and even healthy during pregnancy. The only caveat would be a situation in which your doctor makes orgasms off limits as a result of a high risk pregnancy, according to What To Expect.

Besides being a great way to help you relieve stress you may find that masturbation helps you sleep and gives you a little more confidence. So don't be afraid to show your lady parts some love during your pregnancy — it offers a number of benefits.

1It's Relieves Stress

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Whether it's your first pregnancy or your fourth, it's hard not to spend the entire time worrying about your unborn baby — as if work and household responsibilities wasn't already enough. Masturbation can be a great way to relieve some of that stress while you wait for the birth of your baby, as Healthline mentioned.

2It Gives You A Better Orgasm

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One huge benefit to masturbating while pregnant is that it should result in a pretty awesome orgasm. According to Fit Pregnancy, your genitals are more engorged with blood during pregnancy. As a result, your lady parts are more sensitive to stimulation.

3It Makes You Feel More Comfortable With Your Body

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Throughout your pregnancy, your body will change. And even though you know it's for a good cause, you may not always like what you see. But by getting intimate with yourself, you can learn to love your new curves, according to Healthline.

4It Helps You Sleep

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Your growing belly may make it difficult for you to get a good night's sleep, but masturbating can help. As The Independent noted, orgasms lower blood pressure and relax endorphins, which should help make it easier for you to drift off to dreamland.

5It May Make Labor Easier

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Your pelvic muscles play an important role in your labor and delivery. According to Fit Pregnancy, having a strong pelvic floor is a benefit during labor, by making it easier to push. As Women's Health Network noted, orgasms help strengthen a woman's pelvic floor. And while Kegels are great, orgasms are a lot more fun.