The Female Orgasm

They can be good, bad, or indifferent. They can last for a brief second, a minute, or (if you’re lucky) longer. Perhaps you’ve had lots of them or maybe you’ve never had one at all. Whatever your experience, you and your partner are probably both intrigued by it: the female orgasm. And now that you are pregnant, you may find that you are more intrigued than ever! Orgasm during pregnancy has long been seen as a taboo and even dangerous act. But actually, orgasms can be quite healthy for both you and your baby, and are often better than ever during pregnancy! So light some candles, grab your partner, and head for the bedroom!

What is an Orgasm?

An orgasm is actually defined as the "peak of sexual excitement". Experienced by both men and women, orgasms play a role in the whole pregnancy process: men need to orgasm to deposit sperm near the cervix; women orgasm to help draw sperm into the uterus. But, most importantly, orgasms also help to make sexual intercourse a whole lot more fun and enjoyable!

How Does Pregnancy Affect Your Sexual Pleasure? Find Out About Sex, Orgasm, and Pregnancy

During an orgasm, all of the sexual excitement that you have been experiencing is released in one big rush. As you work up to orgasm, your body begins to change: your heart rate increases, your blood pressure goes up, and your skin begins to sweat. There are physical changes as well.

The muscles in your uterus and vagina will rhythmically contract and relax, and the muscles and joints in your arms and legs may go rigid. Though this sounds unpleasant, it is actually a wonderful experience for most women. But what do orgasms feel like during pregnancy and are they actually safe?

Orgasm Safety

The issue of female orgasm during pregnancy is actually quite controversial. There are many different myths and theories about orgasms during pregnancy, so you may be worried about whether or not it is safe to orgasm at all.

In the past, it was thought that female orgasms could trigger preterm labor. This is because orgasms actually cause your uterus to contract.

During orgasm, the hormone oxytocin is released. This hormone is also responsible for triggering labor contractions. This led many health care providers to advise against orgasms during pregnancy.

Thankfully, we now know that the uterine contractions caused by orgasm are actually entirely normal. They will not lead to preterm labor in women who are experiencing healthy pregnancies, and they cannot cause your cervix to dilate or efface.

Table of Contents
1. Female Orgasm
2. Afraid of the big 'O'?
3. Orgasms and labor
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Im 3 weeks pregnant. When I have reached sex orgasm, I've noticed that there were small amount of blood flew out. Is my baby safe! Please reply. Thanks a lot.
12 years ago
Is it just me that can ONLY orgasm through masturbation? What's all this orgasming with your partner business? I have been with my DH almost 10 years, have 3 kids with him and EVERY time it was me that made me orgasm...sheesh..
13 years ago
i was already way overdue with my pregnancy and my doctor recommended lots of sex (with orgasms) as a way of helping to induce labor. don't know if this is what finally caused my water to break and my labor to start but it was a fun activity to do while waiting for this baby to decide to come. i was so ready to get this baby out anyway i was willing to try anything to induce labor and i loved that sex and orgasms were a natural way to induce labor rather than taking some chemicals and drugs to do so.
13 years ago