Forget everything you thought you knew about your own body, and prepare to have your world rocked. As your body grows and adjusts to being pregnant, your lady bits are more than just along for the ride — they're practically jumping up and down to get your attention. Because of the things that change about your orgasm during pregnancy, you could be among the throngs of women who swear by the life changing power of pregnant lady O's. As Parents magazine pointed out, "breasts are bigger and nipples are more sensitive, there's greater energizing blood flow to your pelvic area, and you're likely to have more natural lubrication." All setting you up to have the type of orgasms you thought women faked in movies.
Once your body starts cranking out the hormones, you can experience a lot of negative effects: mood swings, fatigue, and nausea to name a few. So it's pretty cool of your anatomy to break you off something good and prep your pelvic region for some serious feel good action. Forget the orgasms of your past, because the future looks bright for the next nine months.
If you thought that pregnancy sex was going to be the worst thing ever, think again. Check out the ways you orgasm changes during pregnancy and don't be ashamed if it makes you want to spend the entire afternoon in bed getting busy.
1. They Are Intense AF
During pregnancy, your body has more of what's needed to power up some larger than life O's. The extra blood and oxygen flowing to your pelvic region mean record busting orgasms as well as multiples, according to Parents magazine.
2. They Can Cause Some Cramps
After the glow of a that big O starts to fade, don't be alarmed if you feel some cramping. According to the website for Babble, uterine contractions always happen after an orgasm, it's just easier to feel them when your pregnant since your uterus is stretched out.
3. They May Be Spontaneous
When your pregnant body wants an orgasm, there's not stopping it. As Women's Health magazine reported, many women experience intense orgasms in their sleep at some point in their pregnancy. This is due to the combo of hormones and blood flow that your body is cooking while you're growing that baby.
4. They Don't Last Forever
Mind blowing pregnancy orgasms may not last forever, so savor each one as long as you can. It's possible that around the third trimester, strong orgasms will start to taper off and not feel as intense as they did earlier in your pregnancy, according to Fit Pregnancy magazine. The bigger your baby grows, the harder it is for your uterus to contract.
5. They Could Help Your Delivery
As if feeling good isn't enough motivation for an O, you're actually adding some security to your pregnancy as well. According to What To Expect's website, "sex has been shown to actually reduce your risk of preterm labor," which goes against a common myth that having an orgasm will trigger labor.
6. They Make You Feel Free
It's true your body is ready for some great orgasms during pregnancy, but there is also something to be said for the mental freedom that comes with this circumstance. As the website for Our Bodies Ourselves, "women find the freedom of not having to worry about birth control or conceiving makes sex more enjoyable." This type of worry free sex can only help those Os.
7. They May Be Non-Existent
There's so much rah-rah for the pregnancy orgasm, that it's easy to overlook the fact that these earthquakes don't happen for every woman. According to Parents magazine, for some women, sex drive and desire can plummet during pregnancy, making them feel anything but in the mood.