Can I Use a Vibrator While Pregnant?

Can I Use a Vibrator While Pregnant?

Being pregnant makes you crave more chocolate and cheeseburgers. And, as the weeks tick by, you might find yourself craving more self-pleasure sessions, too.

Feeling extra frisky is completely normal during pregnancy, but is masturbation safe? Can you still use your favorite vibrator without worrying about your baby? Here’s what you need to know if you’re expecting.

Check With Your Doctor First

Don’t feel embarrassed about talking to your doctor about masturbation—it’s what they’re there for. Although vibrators and masturbation or generally safe throughout most pregnancies, there are some exceptions, and it’s better to ask your doctor before putting your health (and your baby) at risk.

If you’re at risk for any potential implications, such as placenta previa or the rupturing of membranes, you’ll need to tuck the vibrator away until delivery. Similarly, if you’re pregnant with multiples, have previously had a premature birth, or you’re otherwise at risk for preterm labor, you should avoid vibrators altogether. The best way to make sure vibrators are safe? Talk to your doctor and make sure.

As long as your practitioner has given you the green light for penetration and orgasm, you’re free to spice up your solo (and partner) play with activities that match your carnal cravings. The best part? Those extra hormones might finally work in your favor.

Benefits of Masturbating During Pregnancy

Not only can does masturbation feel good, but there are countless benefits of masturbating while pregnant. During pregnancy, your body is primed to respond even more strongly to sexual stimulation due to extra blood flow to your genitals and increased hormone levels. Basically, pregnancy orgasms are even more intense versions than the original—and taking the time to really explore your body can help you enjoy some seriously good sensations.

Masturbation isn’t just good for you—it’s good for your baby, too. Pregnancy orgasms boost your production of antibodies, which help fight colds and infections, protecting your body and your baby. As if those benefits were not convincing enough, masturbation is great for stress relief, thanks to that adrenaline rush you get after climaxing.

Solo sessions can even help your relationship and self-esteem. During orgasm, your body releases oxytocin (the “love hormone”), which triggers emotional bonding, thoughts, and maternal instincts. Plus, self-pleasure is a great way to embrace your changing body—even if you’re feeling a little less-than-sexy right now. Masturbation makes you feel more powerful, empowered, and confident, which can help you enjoy your pregnancy more and stay healthy for those nine months.

How To Masturbate While Pregnant

Masturbating while pregnant can be a pretty miraculous thing. To make the most out of your solo sessions during pregnancy, use masturbation to get to know that transforming body of yours.

Try using your vibrator to explore your pleasure points, and don’t be afraid to venture past your tried-and-true hotspots. We tend to think of certain parts of our body as go-to’s for sexual pleasure—you know, your nipples, your clit, and maybe your neck—but your whole body is wired for pleasure, especially during pregnancy. You might notice that gentle vibrations on the back of your knees feel extra good right now or that using your vibrator against your inner arms helps relieve some tension.

Instead of cranking your vibrator up to the highest intensity, grab some lube and start slow. Stimulating yourself lightly can help awaken your erogenous zones and prevent any pain, discomfort, or tension. Essentially, you want to warm up your body, try out some different positions, and figure out what feels best for you. If you’re experiencing pregnancy symptoms like aches and pains, you might even get buzzing in the shower or bath for some extra relief.

Remember: if anything feels strange, stop. If it feels good, keep going. You know your body best, so listen to your cravings and let your favorite vibrator guide you to orgasm.

Of course, you should always make sure that anything you introduce into your vagina is clean before using it, as this can help prevent potential bacterial infections and STIs. The general rule of thumb: if it vibrates, clean it with warm water and antibacterial soap. If it doesn’t, boil it in hot water to sterilize it.

Satisfy Your Pregnancy Cravings

Unless you have a high-risk pregnancy, you can (literally) take matters into your own hands when it comes to self-pleasure—and the Iridescence Vibrator is the best tool for the job.

Its curved handle is designed for comfortable control from virtually any angle, while the 12 playful vibration settings, three dominating intensities, and two pleasure points put you in power over your pleasure. Embrace your changing body and quench your racing libido with the Iridescence today.