Can anal sex during pregnancy be done?

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Anal sex during pregnancy

Let's face it right away: if the pregnancy goes well and the doctor does not expressly forbid it, you can have sexual intercourse during pregnancy. It will be enough to find the right position, especially in the last quarter, when the baby bump will be large. But what about the anal sex in pregnancy? It can be done?

In this article

  • Is it possible to have sexual intercourse during pregnancy?
  • When should intercourse be avoided?
  • Can You Have Sex During Pregnancy?
  • Is it possible to have anal sex during pregnancy?

Is it possible to have sexual intercourse during pregnancy?

Il sex is not bad for your baby which is protected by the muscles of the uterus and by the amniotic fluid. The mucous plug protects against infection and the penis does not come into contact with the fetus during intercourse. So, yes: you can have sex during pregnancy, but it will also be normal to have fluctuations and changes in your deso. It is important to talk to your partner about what is causing discomfort.

When should intercourse be avoided?

Your doctor may tell you to limit or refrain from sexual intercourse if, for example:

  • there are any complications of pregnancy or if you have had a high-risk pregnancy in the past;
  • if you have bleeding, painful cramps, or leaking amniotic fluid, call your doctor or go to the emergency room.

It's normal...

having cramps or spotting after sex when pregnant. Orgasm can also cause mild cramps. 

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Can You Have Sex During Pregnancy?

Some changes in the various trimesters of gestation are quite common:

  • First quarter: changes in hormone levels typical of early pregnancy and also changes in the shape of your body can increase sexual desire or, conversely, can lower libido (for example due to normal first trimester annoyances such as nausea or tiredness).
  • Second quarter: the belly is growing but it is still small enough to have sex comfortably, indeed the sexual desire in this phase increases in most women who experience a moment of great energy
  • Third quarter: There are no contraindications to having sexual intercourse up to late pregnancy, unless your doctor specifically forbids it. Certainly the baby bump becomes more bulky and perhaps fatigue begins to prevail, decreasing the deso.

Is it possible to have anal sex during pregnancy?

If you both want it and in the absence of contraindications from the doctor, it can be done, as long as you use some important precautions:

  • use a lubricant;
  • talk to your partner and stop if you feel pain or discomfort;
  • do not have vaginal sex after anal sex so as not to transfer bacteria from one area to another.

It is not safe to have anal sex:

  • if you have hemorrhoids, as bleeding may occur,
  • if you have one low placenta (placenta previa): anal sex can damage the placenta if it covers all or part of the cervix,
  • if you have the fissures: constipation is a common ailment in pregnancy and straining during bowel movement can promote the formation of fissures, small wounds that can then bleed during anal sex.
  • if either one has one sexually transmitted disease, many of which can cause serious complications for a fetus.


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