Even the more experienced among us (male and female) can benefit from sex tips in one area or another. Sometimes they can be useful for improving penis health, at other times they may boost one’s performance in bed, and some others may help improve the appearance of one’s sexual equipment. One area where sex tips can come in especially handy is sex during pregnancy. While most pieces look at this subject (understandably so) from the woman’s point of view, it’s clear that male partners are also going to be affected during these important 40 weeks. With that in mind, the following are a few basic sex tips for men during pregnancy.
Go with the flow
For first-time parents, this is a brand-new experience; even for those who have been through birth before, every pregnancy is different in some ways or others. Men need to be prepared to go with the flow, to bend a little when necessary to make the pregnancy easier for the expectant partner. (This extends to areas beyond just sex, mind you.) New positions may need to be experimented with, new angles tried, new schedules adhered to (or schedules thrown out the window altogether). Moves a man has used with great success on his partner may not have the same effect, and vice versa. It’s important not to get locked into a “This isn’t how it used to be” mindset and instead adopt a “This is all new and exciting” one.
Be prepared to be unsettled
Some couples report that they have much more sex during pregnancy than when the woman is not pregnant. Others report much less, and still others report no change in quantity. Any of these scenarios is likely to be true – and equally possible is that there will be period of much greater sexual activity and periods of lessened activity. When a “drought” period occurs, a guy should be ready to abstain or to make more use of masturbation than usual.
Study up on positions
With so many changes in a woman’s body, she is going to require something beyond missionary for coupling during pregnancy. It benefits a man to bone up on sex positions in advance, so that when his partner says, “That just doesn’t feel right,” he can be prepared to move into something that works better. It’s best to work together in this area – to ask, “What feels different?” or “What would be more comfortable?” and figure out the best position from there.
One popular pregnancy position involves a woman sitting on the edge of the bed, lying back, and raising her legs into the “stirrups” position used during a gynecological exam. The male stands or kneels on the floor by the bed and enters from there, without placing his weight on the woman’s torso. Cowgirls positions (with the man lying prone and the woman climbing on top of him) also tend to be better during pregnancy. And spooning positions, in which the man and woman lie together, her back to his front, like a pair of spoons, can be effective.
Sex doesn’t have to require penetration, of course, so men should always be ready to use their oral skills during pregnancy. Many women feel especially stimulated during pregnancy (possibly due to increased blood flow to their vaginal area), and this can heighten the pleasure of oral sex – as well as other forms of sex.
Of course, any sex tips for men, whether focusing on pregnancy or not, need to mention the use of a top-notch penis health creme (health professionals recommend Man 1 Man Oil, which is clinically proven mild and safe for skin). The best crèmes will provide the organ with direct topical access to the most important vitamins – A, B5, C, D, and E. In addition, try to select a crème that contains a potent antioxidant, such as alpha lipoic acid. This will help to strengthen penis skin and tissues by helping prevent oxidative stress and its resulting damage.