Pregnancy is actually an amazing time for sex. First off, you're not going to get pregnant again, at least not anytime soon, so you feel more uninhibited than ever. That, plus the fact that your hormones are raging and you suddenly and desperately want to have sex all the time makes it a great boning period in your life. And even if you do feel a little less flexible re: that new bump, you can still let loose and get your orgasm while making sure that your baby is completely fine. Here are some crazy-hot ways to do it that are 100 percent pregnant-lady-approved.
The Reclining Goddess
Here's an easy place to start. You're about to bring forth the miracle of life; your partner can bring on the oral sex from now until your water breaks. Lie on the edge of the bed, have them assume any comfortable position, and get to it. Just make sure they're not blowing air into your vagina.
The Rock Chair Roll
Later on in your pregnancy, you may need to modify woman-on-top positions. Try leaning back on your hands to distribute the weight of your growing belly, and to open up more space for your partner (or you) to stimulate your clit.
Three Peas In A Pod
Spooning is a good go-to position during the third trimester because your tremendous belly will be getting in the way of your Love. (This will not be the last time your kid does this). To make it mind-blowing: Hold a bullet vibrator on your clit by squeezing your legs tightly together as your partner rocks into you from behind. No better way to feel both turned on and well-loved than a cuddly spoon fuck.
In the last few weeks of pregnancy, you probably just want to be splayed out the couch, so DO IT.
Step 1: Lean back on the arm of a couch with tons of pillows behind your back and under your butt.
Step 2: Drape your legs over your partner's lap.
Step 3: Fill your partner's hand with lube and direct it between your legs.
Step 4: Belatedly realize you didn't do step 1 ½: Put a towel under your butt for lube drippings.
Being super comfy is a top priority, so prop yourself up on a ton of pillows and sit at the edge of the bed, opening your legs wide. Your partner can kneel or stand, and adjust your pillow situation for height. Once you hit optimal pillow placement, rub your clit while you both watch their smooth, slow thrusts into your gorgeous, round body. And if you can't reach your clit, have them rub it for you.
Bun In The Oven
You're not supposed to lie on your back too much during the second and third trimesters, so regular missionary is pretty much off the table. But if that's your favorite position, turn it on its side by putting a pillow under one side of your butt and back. Have him lie facing you on his side and intertwine his legs with yours. If your belly's getting in the way, he can lean his torso away from you and thrust more straight up into you. All the benefits of missionary—that is, you can just lie there (during pregnancy this will seem hugely appealing)—without the notable drawback of compressing the vena cava, a vein you'll be needing to properly Give Life and whatnot.
Womb With A View
Pregnancy means lots of doggy-style sex. Spice it up by moving to the living room and kneeling on the couch, facing the back. Your partner will also be in a fine position to reach around and stroke your labia, which—like seemingly everything else on your body during these months—is swollen as hell. In this case though, that's a good thing. Real good. Oh, you'll see.
Hard, internal toys like glass and metal can actually bruise your cervix if shoved in too forcefully, so try a clit-focused toy like a Satisfyer Pro for gentle suction that feels like oral. Your partner straddles a hands-free vibe like Adam & Eve's Ravishing Rabbit Thruster so they can hold the your toy in place (you might not be able to reach). You just lean back onto a giant stack of pillows and bliss out.
The Boppy Boff
If you are pregnant, someone will likely gift you a Boppy pillow, a C-shaped cushion that comes in handy later if you're nursing. But use it off-label now. Lie on top of it, carefully fitting your bump inside the C so you're not putting your weight on your belly. Your man enters from behind. Never tell your future child this happened.
Push It Real Good
There's a lot about the whole "birthing a child" experience that will make you feel animalistic and undignified (oh, just wait 'til you meet the breast pump). So embrace your primal nature by having him kneel on the bed and sit back on his lap in sort of a kneeling reverse cowgirl. Moan loudly and let yourself go feral. Cathartic and super hot.
This article originally appeared on Cosmopolitan.com. Minor edits have been made by the Cosmo.ph editors.