Sex toys are one of the toys that bring sexual pleasure to women, do you want to continue using sex toys during pregnancy? Then learn how to safely use a vibrator for sexual pleasure during pregnancy.
Newsflash: Bullets, eggs, rabbit, rings, and other playful bedroom objects can lead to exciting sexual pleasure. This is especially true during pregnancy, when your privates are engorged, lubricated, and potentially hypersensitive due to the surge in estrogen and progesterone. Unless your doctor instructs otherwise, there is no reason not to get into the sex toy bin during pregnancy.
During pregnancy, you may feel more intense, so you may need to try a different toy or a smaller one, or use it in a new and different way. Sex toys come in many shapes and sizes to fit your various erogenous zones. Some vibrate, some don't. Some stimulate you on the inside; some stimulate you on the outside. (Some people do both!) Neither of them is strictly prohibited during pregnancy, but there are guidelines to keep sex safe, comfortable, and fun.
Blood or other problems, including pain or unusual soreness, be sure to contact your healthcare provider.
Before you're ready to play the game, you need to know the following:
Keep it clean.
Hygiene cannot be underestimated here, especially when it comes to vagina-penetrating sex toys. Always clean the toy with hot soapy water and dry thoroughly before and after each use. Store them in a clean place - don't throw them in the nightstand drawer that also holds your pedicure kit, for example.
Don't mix and match.
Especially during pregnancy, do not use toys that also go backwards in or around the vagina. Introducing fecal bacteria into the vagina can lead to vaginal infections. Exercise caution if you use a backdoor, as many pregnant women develop hemorrhoids while using toys or anything else that bleed when pressure is applied.
Read the label.
Many erotic lotions and lubes contain scents, fragrances, colors, and other ingredients that can irritate sensitive tissue or cause infection, which is especially dangerous during pregnancy. "If you don't put it in your eyes, don't put it there," Paget advises. (This is good advice even if you're not pregnant!)
This includes mint or mint products for "cooling", as well as capsaicin (capsicum) for "heating" and any products made with sugar, which can lead to yeast infections. Look for any fine print that says "Not for use by pregnant women" or "For external use only." Leave these products on the shelf.
Avoid certain materials.
Some plastic toys may contain phthalates, compounds that can disrupt hormones in the body (which is why they're no longer allowed in baby bottles, pacifiers, and other baby products). If you're buying a new plastic toy, make sure it says "Phthalates Free."
A dildo is harder and harder than a penis, and your cervix is more fragile during pregnancy, so start taking it slowly and avoid going too deep or too hard. "Your choices and your comfort are the guides for thrust," Paget said. The rest of the body is also a little easier. For example, now may not be the best time to try nipple clips because your breasts may be very sensitive. And be careful with restraints, because your joints are looser than usual in preparation for labor, and you don't want to accidentally overstretch and get injured.
If your doctor says not to have sex, you may find that you enjoy stimulating other erogenous zones, and there are toys available for those as well. If you've been advised to avoid sex altogether, consider repurposing old toys. "The large Hitachi wand previously popular for genital stimulation may now be suitable for waist and leg massages," says Paget.