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9 Things That Happen To Your Vagina During Pregnancy Sex

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It's hard to talk about pregnancy without mentioning vaginas. I mean, that's the location where the majority of the action takes place from conception until delivery. Throughout the pregnancy months, your vagina is the star of the show at doctor's visits, and undergoes a long list of changes during that time. As a matter of fact, there are even things that happen to your vagina during pregnancy sex that you may not have been aware of — the little gems all those getting ready for baby books leave out.

Looking over the list of ways your downtown area responds to getting it on while growing a baby, the good far outweighs the bad. Honestly, there are only a few little happenings that would be considered unpleasant or uncomfortable. Overall, it seems your body wants you to enjoy some pleasure during your pregnancy (read: it hooks you up for some good hookin' up). So don't fight those pregnancy sexual urges; you're lady parts are more ready than ever for a dance between the sheets.

To understand why you might be feeling up for some action so often while pregnant, take a look at these nine things that happen to your vagina during pregnancy sex and it will all make sense.

1. It's More Lubricated

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It's easy to throw the word "hormones" around to excuse some weird stuff associated with pregnancy. But because of all those hormones, your body is more ready to have sex when pregnant, according to Fit Pregnancy. Those little powerhouses amp up your natural lubrication and vaginal sensitivity, priming your body for some feel good action.

2. It's An Air Free Zone

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Even though it may feel great, receiving oral during pregnancy poses a risk. You're vagina is more sensitive to air than ever during this time. According to Parents magazine, if air is forced into the vagina, the risk of an embolism is possible. Embolisms are blood vessels that are blocked by bursts of air and can have serious outcomes.  

3. It's More Likely To Bleed

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No one wants to spot a little unexpected blood in their undies, ever. But when you're pregnant that spotting may cause some panic, although there's probably no need to freak out. If you have sex while pregnant, spotting is possible, as the the March of Dimes website reported. As long as it's a small amount and stops soon after sex, you shouldn't need to worry.

4. It's A Natural Shield

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Set aside any doubt that having sex while pregnant brings hard to your baby. As What To Expect's website pointed out, the mucus plug protects the baby from infection and keeps everything in place. You're body is more prepared to protect your baby than you realize.

5. It's Extra Sensitivity (Which Can Be A Plus)

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Since extra blood is rushing to your lady parts as your growing a baby, you vagina can becomes more sensitive than ever. During pregnancy sex, this can be a very good thing. According to Fit Pregnancy, you can experience intense pregnancy orgasms unlike anything you've ever felt before.

7. It May Throb

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It's not uncommon for women to see the presence of varicose veins in their legs during pregnancy, but some women also have this occur around their vagina. As Mayo Clinic reported, vulvar varicosities can range from uncomfortable to painful for pregnant women. With all the extra blood pumping downtown during, those veins may cause a throbbing feeling in your vagina while having sex.

8. It May Burn

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Because of the changes in estrogen during pregnancy, your body produces more yeast, according to Baby Center. This increases the likelihood of developing a yeast infection, meaning things could start to burn or itch when getting busy.

9. It's Under Pressure

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It's not easy carrying around a bowling ball in your belly, and after awhile, the pressure can get pretty real. The more your baby grows, the more pressure you'll feel in your vaginal area, according to Healthline. Since your vagina is experiencing extra pressure, you may have to experiment with more comfortable positions since sex might accentuate the heavy feeling.