When you're pregnant, there is a lot of extra blood flow to your down below, and that may affect you in surprising ways. You might find yourself more sensitive, and less desiring of intercourse, or it might be just the opposite. One thing is for sure, just because you're pregnant doesn't mean you're no longer a sexual creature. Heck, you're the very embodiment of fertility. If and when the need strikes, could there be complications?
Does Masturbating During Pregnancy Cause Contractions? A Look At The Science
This article is a continuation in the author's growing series of articles on intimacy and sexuality in the transition to parenthood and its relationship with perinatal education. So many couples in the author's perinatal education practice feel that health professionals are uncomfortable discussing sex and pregnancy. Indeed, the couples have so many questions and concerns regarding this subject; they are seeking answers so that they may better understand and cope with the changes in this aspect of their relationship. Perinatal education group encounters or special sessions are the ideal setting to discuss intimacy and sexuality during pregnancy. The objectives of this article are to provide the perinatal educator with content for the group sessions and tools for teaching strategies and activities.
Back to Sexual health. We sort fact from myth and answer your questions on what is arguably one of the most commonly practised sexual activities on the planet. Masturbation involves sexually arousing yourself by touching your genitals. Both men and women can masturbate, and you can masturbate yourself or someone else. Apart from the pleasure it gives, masturbating can help you learn what you like and don't like sexually.