I spent most of my first pregnancy with no sex drive. The only time I wanted sex was at the end of my pregnancy, because my midwife told me it might jumpstart labor. I think I had more sex in the last week of my pregnancy than the previous nine months combined. My second pregnancy was more of the same. I had hyperemesis gravidarum, threw up for five months straight, and was put on bed-rest. So I had no idea how to get turned on when you're pregnant, or if it was even possible.
When I talked to other moms about pregnancy sex, though, so many of them told me all about their high libidos and great orgasms. I started to feel like a failure, or like awesome pregnancy sex was some cruel joke I wasn't in on. Then I met my current husband and discovered what all of my friends were bragging about. OMG I had no idea that pregnancy sex can be so good, and I was turned on nearly all of the time, even when I couldn't have sex. While trying to restrain myself wasn't all that fun, it was way better than spending nine month without any orgasms. Trust me.
I asked some previously-pregnant women I know to share their pregnancy turn-ons, and if you are pregnant (or planning to be) you might want to bookmark this post. Turns out, pregnancy foreplay, sex, and masturbation can all be awesome. Who knew, right? But make no mistake, you totally deserve all the orgasms you want, especially when you are literally growing a human being inside your body. So with that in mind, read on to find out what worked for other women.