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The Reason Women Have A High Sex Drive During Pregnancy
Women often experience extreme fatigue and nausea, not lust and lovemaking during their first trimester of pregnancy.
But during the second trimester, these once vomit-inducing hormones can make your horny.
When it comes to pregnancy sex, there isn’t a ‘normal’ experience. However, it’s not uncommon for women to experience a higher sex drive during pregnancy.
First, there exists the emotional factor. A woman can feel more bonded to her significant half during these nine months and this intimacy can create a strong sexual desire. Then comes the scientific rationale. Live Science claims that oxytocin, also known as the love hormone, is abundant throughout a woman’s pregnancy and can increase a woman’s need for intercourse. According to research, oxytocin increases muscle contractions during orgams, resulting in a stronger O.
A woman may also experience heightened estrogen levels throughout her pregnancy, and this lead to increased blood flow and secretions in the vagina. This is called Chadwick’s Sign. Your orgasms can be really intensified by the swelling of your vaginal canal and clitoris, combined with increased lubrication. How can a woman say no to that?
Some women will happily throw down in the sheets (or with the help of a battery-operated friend) to satisfy their new sexual desires. But other women may hesitate a bit, worrying that pregnancy sex will harm their baby.
Normally, sex during pregnancy should not arm your baby, but some women are at higher-risk of complications such as bleeding and miscarriage. In that case, such woman will be specifically advised by an OB-GYN to limit or omit sex all together.
However, sex during pregnancy is generally safe and is ideal for satisfying your libido. It can increase intimacy with your significant other before entering the world of parenthood. Rachel Kramer Bussel recalled how her higher sex drive helped her connect to her SO in her essay, ‘The Pregnant Housewife’.
“Finally home. Run a bubble bath. It’s amazing we can both still fit in the tub facing each other. I’m tired, but horny pregnancy hormones begin to surge through me and increase as I see his erection surface through the water. I love that turning me on turns him on.”
So you should enjoy this time of sexual healing if you’re pregnant and have no complications.