Pregnancy sex can be mindblowingly awesome, thanks to all the hormones coursing through your body (Hello, increased libido and sensitivity!) But not everyone is up for sex during pregnancy, particularly if you’re sick, tired, and cranky. That being said, you don't have to push your partner away just because your aren't down to, well, get down. There are plenty of ways to find non-sexual intimacy with someone you care about — in fact, people in romantic asexual relationships do it all the time.
Intimacy is about so much more than sex and orgasms. It’s about feeling close to someone, which is actually it’s literal definition. And while closeness and connection can absolutely be found through sex, it can also be found through conversation, intentional touch, or time spent together. Sometimes, instead of dealing with mismatched libidos, actively seeking out non-sexual intimacy when one partner is feeling particularly unsexy by taking sex off the table can make you feel even closer to someone.
Particularly if you’re pregnant with your first child, you don’t have much time left where you get to dedicate all of your time to bonding with partners. Take advantage of the time you have to strengthen any relationship you’re in and enjoy the uninterrupted intimacy while you have it.