When you're expecting, you either want to get it on all the time or sex is the last thing on your mind. Whichever way you lean, nine months is a long time to go without dancing the horizontal tango. With all the changes your body is going through, you might want to change up your sex routine with pregnancy safe sex toys that are great for self-pleasure.
According to The Bump, unless your physician has told you otherwise, it's totally safe to enjoy a full sexual relationship all the way up until delivery day. Mayo Clinic notes, however, that pregnancy may be deemed unsafe for sexual activity in some cases. For example, if you experience unexplained vaginal bleeding, you're leaking amniotic fluid, your cervix begins to open prematurely, you have placenta previa, you have a history of preterm labor or premature birth, or you're carrying multiples, your physician might caution you against having sex.
But it's not enough for you to get the OK from your doctor. If you're not comfortable getting it on with a partner, then you have to find toys that are safe for expecting women. For starters, you should avoid anything labeled a "novelty toy." EXPLAIN WHY HERE. You should also skip over anything made of PVC, vinyl, and jelly rubber. According to the Kinsey Confidential, those toys contain phthalates, which are chemicals that you don't want them inside you, even if you're not pregnant, but especially when you are.
Of course, if you don't feel like reading through labels upon labels, you can invest in one of these pregnancy-safe sex toys will satisfy all your sexual needs.
1. A Toy For Clitoral Stimulation
The least invasive of toys will stimulate your clit, and take you to O-Town worry-free. The Fiera Arouser Clitoral Stimulator ($250) is a great choice, available from the sex-positive store Good Vibrations.
2. A Vibrator For Internal Stimulation
Made of safe silicone, the Ako Vibe ($46) can be used internally or externally on your aching muscles. I love a toy that does double duty!
3. A Toy For Anal Fun
If you're lucky not to develop pregnancy hemorrhoids, you might want to try some anal stimulation, which is totally safe during pregnancy, according to BuzzFeed. Made of silicone, the Letsgasm Flux Unisex Silicone Anal Beads - Safe Anal Butt Plug ($111) are a great starter anal toy, as you can insert according to your comfort and pleasure level.
4. A Sex Wedge For Increased Pleasure And Comfort
This is the most advanced sex wedge on the market to help you get freaky in all kinds of positions. The Liberator Bedroom Adventure Gear Wedge/Ramp Combo ($179) offers elevation your growing physique will adore, and will allow you to rest easy.
5. A Blindfold For You... Or Your Partner
Feeling shy about your bump? This is a kinky and pregnancy-safe sex game. Blindfold your partner using the Fifty Shades of Grey No Peeking Soft Twin Blindfold Set ($15). By the end of your session, you'll be basking in afterglow and will realize your new body just needs getting used to.
6. A Toy If You're Craving Chocolate More Than Sex
[NOT A TOY. REPLACE - 7. Pregnancy Lingerie To Help You Role Play
Ever dreamt of being a Cheetah Girl? Make that fantasy come true with this Leopard Print Chemise Set ($40) available on Mommylicious Maternity. Not only is this a safe addition to your sex game, it's fire.
8. Massage Oil That'll Bring You Bliss
Sensual massage oil can help turn a relaxing massage into a rubdown that hits all the right places. Kama Sutra's Set of Five Massage Oils ($14) contains natural ingredients, that are safe for your skin.
9. A Toy You And Your Partner Can Use Together
If you're nearing the home stretch, maybe you're a little tired and need a toy to help you do the work. LELO is a trusted sex toy brand, that offers tips on pregnancy sex on the company blog. Additionally, the LELO IDA ($199), a remote controlled massager, is 100 percent pregnancy-sex approved.