Are Vibrators and Sex Toys Safe During Pregnancy?

Are Vibrators and Sex Toys Safe During Pregnancy?

Pregnancy has the power to change one’s body in a slew of different ways. And throughout each trimester, pregnant women will experience new levels of hormones, new sensations, and different intensities when it comes to their libido.

During the first trimester, it’s common for a lot of pregnant women to experience a drop in libido as her body goes through these new changes. For many, the focus shifts from the simple pleasures in life such as sex and orgasms to the discomforts that the first trimester of pregnancy brings.

During the second trimester, a pregnant woman may experience a higher level of arousal as she starts to get used to her body and the way in which it’s changing. There’s also an increase in blood flow during this trimester, making it easier to climax and enjoy sexual bliss.

And lastly, during the third trimester, a pregnant woman’s libido may drop again because she has a bigger belly and may be extremely uncomfortable. This may not just cause a physical reason to not want sex and sexual pleasure, but also a mental one, as she may feel undesirable. 

Are Vibrators & Sex Toys Safe During Pregnancy?

So, now that we’ve gone through a brief lesson on the different trimesters of pregnancy and how they correlate to one’s libido, let’s answer your burning question: are vibrators and sex toys safe during pregnancy?

Before we dive in, take note that we are not medical professionals. And while all information given has been fact checked, it may be best to seek advice from your ob-gyn or doctor beforehand.

Is it Safe to Use a Vibrator or Sex Toy During Pregnancy? 

The short answer is yes! Yay for those who are soon going to be a mother! And the best time to use a vibrator or a sex toy during pregnancy would be in your second trimester, when there’s all that blood flow reaching your genitals and you’re more in-tune with your body. 

After all, an increase in blood to the genitals means one thing: bigger and better orgasms! In fact, some women have admitted to having their best orgasm yet whilst pregnant! 

But, of course, everyone is different. Increased blood flow to the genitals make them more sensitive, which some women may not enjoy. For others however, it’s a one-way ticket to Orgasm Land.

With that, here are a few tips to remember if you are going to use a vibrator or sex toy during pregnancy.

3 Tips to Know if You’re Going to Use a Vibrator or Sex Toy During Pregnancy

1. Keep Them Clean

While you should always keep your sex toys clean, this is especially important during pregnancy. Using an unclean sex toy has the potential to spread bacteria and could even cause vaginal infections, and this is definitely something you don’t want (particularly while pregnant).

2. Be Gentle

You’re feeling different with your ever-changing body, and especially during that second trimester when you’re more sensitive than usual, we recommend being gentle with yourself. Try the lowest intensity on your vibrator first and judge what feels good. Also, if you’re using internal sex toys, avoid inserting them too deeply to ensure comfortability. 

3.When You Shouldn’t Use a Vibrator During Pregnancy

If you have any pregnancy complications or you are experiencing a high risk pregnancy, we strongly advise that you speak with your healthcare professional before using sex toys. This is especially true if you use a pacemaker, have diabetes, phlebitis, or thrombosis.

Should you Avoid all Sexual Activity During Pregnancy? 

Absolutely not! Did you know that when you orgasm, you have the power to reduce stress, experience temporary pain relief, sleep better, and feel exceptionally happy and loved-up, giving you that elusive orgasm glow? So why on earth would you devoid yourself of sexual activity during pregnancy

In fact, when we orgasm, we release the hormone oxytocin, which can actually bring partners closer together, which is a beautiful thing for those expecting.

Then when it comes to penetrative sex, there is no need to fear the safety of your unborn child. Your developing baby is protected by amniotic fluid as well as the uterus itself, so penetrative sex won’t harm them. 

Take note: if you don’t have or haven’t had a history of complications such as preterm labour or placenta problems, sexual activity is perfectly fine during pregnancy.

Our Sex Toy Recommendations to Use During Pregnancy

ZALO Confidence Wand Massager

The ZALO Confidence Wand Massage is perfect for pregnant women. It will not only make you feel like a queen, but it is also easy to use with its long handle. 

No backward flips or uncomfy positions in order to enjoy some much-deserved stimulation.
Zalo Confidence Wand Massager

Moxie Wearable Vibrator by We-Vibe

We know that being pregnant can be uncomfortable. So why not take a break, and allow your partner to get you off? Or, use Moxie’s remote yourself for a much easier solo session. 

This wearable vibrator stays in-place with a magnet, so all you need to do is place it inside your panties and enjoy a thrilling ride of pleasure.
We-Vibe Moxie

Elvie Kegel Exerciser and Tracker

Pelvic floor exercises, aka kegels, are super important for all vulva owners, but even more so for pregnant women or those who’ve just given birth. This is because it’ll help tighten you up, pave the way for stronger orgasms, and help with any issues of incontinence. 

The Elvis Kegel Exerciser and Tracker is an award-winning kegel exerciser that connects to an app, allowing you to see your progress in real-time. And after rigorous testing, you can be sure that it’s safe and oh so satisfying to use.
Elvie Kegal Exerciser

Satisfyer Pro 2 Clitoral Stimulator

Fancy a bit of clitoral stimulation? The Satisfyer Pro 2 Clitoral Stimulator uses PleasureAir Technology to sensually stimulate your sweet spot. 

What’s great about this sex toy is that you can use it as gently as need be, even enjoying stimulation without direct contact with the clitoris. This beauty is also IPX7 waterproof so you can really indulge in a moment of self care even whilst in the tub!
Satisfyer Pro 2

So mamas-to-be, if you’re a healthy woman with no pre existing issues, you can go ahead and enjoy all the blissful orgasms that using sex toys during pregnancy will bring. Listen to your body, be gentle, and have fun while getting that pregnancy glow!

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