What’s the most comfortable sex position?
When it comes to sex during pregnancy, your go-to positions may start feeling awkward as your belly gets bigger. but you’ll probably be looking for new ways to make it happen. Here are some best sex position ideas (complete with illustrations!) to get you started.
Side-by-side, from behind
Lie with your partner facing your back and entering from behind. Keep some pillows handy for extra support as your pregnancy progresses.
You on top sex position
This position can work throughout your pregnancy. Straddle your partner as he lies on his back. That way, there’ll be no weight on your abdomen and you can control the depth of penetration.
On a chair sex position
Straddle your partner as he sits on a sturdy chair. Position the chair near a wall or another piece of furniture to lean on when you’re ready to get up from this position.
If you try missionary position after the first trimester, wedge a pillow under you so you’re tilted, not flat on your back. And make sure your partner supports himself so his weight isn’t on your belly.
Edge of the bed sex position
Shift your bottom to the side or foot of the bed and lie back with your knees bent. (After the first trimester, wedge a pillow under one side so you’re not completely flat on your back.)
Depending on the height of the bed, your partner can kneel or stand.
From behind, doggy style sex position
Support yourself on your knees and elbows as your partner kneels and enters from behind. A pillow can provide needed tummy support.
If sex with penetration is uncomfortable, you and your partner may want to find other ways to be intimate.