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How To Masturbate When You're Pregnant, Because You're Too Tired For Sex

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There are a lot of things you learn when you're pregnant: how many Pringles you can eat in one sitting, how to enjoy a non-alcoholic beverage, and how to deal with heartburn that makes you feel like Sigourney Weaver in Alien 3. But if you're not giving yourself a lesson about how to masturbate when you're pregnant, then you're not learning everything you can during this wonderful (but exhausting) time in your life.

I know, they don't exactly talk about this during your Lamaze class. But masturbating when you're pregnant is worth it. Unless your doctor has given you some reason to believe that masturbating while you're pregnant isn't safe, it's totally OK to practice a little self-love with a baby in the womb.

According to a blog from Texas Children's Hospital, during pregnancy, your vulva can feel swollen because of all that extra blood pumping through to your genitals. It's not a problem. In fact, What To Expect noted that this extra blood flow can also make your vulva and genitals feel more sensitive, which means all of that masturbating may result in an even more intense orgasm than usual. But how do you do it?

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Honestly, any way you want. Although you do have a baby bump to contend with, it shouldn't get in the way of you reaching your own vagina. But if you're exhausted or suffering from some form of pregnancy-induced carpal tunnel syndrome, you might want a new way to masturbate and your sex toys could be just the trick. According to Baby Center, your favorite vibrator is totally safe to use when pregnant, so long as your doctor hasn't told you to avoid any kind of stimulation or penetration. As long as you keep it clean, there's no issues to contend with and your vibrator could bring you to orgasm faster than your own hand can.

You can also try out some new positions when you're masturbating, especially if you're feeling past the point of no return when it comes to that pregnant belly of yours. Fit Pregnancy suggested new positions for pregnancy sex, like kneeling on a couch and having your partner enter you from behind, that could also work for masturbating.

In short? Masturbate however you want to. If that means using the shower head during a bath or your own hand right as you're drifting to sleep, do what feels good. I mean, that's kind of the point of masturbation, right? And even if you're too tired for sex, mutual masturbation can create some really hot intimacy and lead to both you and your SO having an orgasm. It's called efficient sex, y'all. Welcome to being a parent. You'll get used to it.