Most comfortable sex positions during pregnancy

Pregnancy is a rollercoaster of hormones, emotions and cravings. One minute you might be crying as your partner leaves for work, and next minute you’re yelling at him for forgetting to bring home chocolate (fair call).

There’s no doubt that you’re going through a pretty emotional time, but it’s important to retain the intimacy and love between you and your partner. There’s no reason for your sex life to take a backseat during pregnancy, and despite some myths and misconceptions, it’s totally safe for you and the baby!

Getting started

Your hormones are likely to be all over the place, meaning you might have an insanely high sex drive and plenty of natural lubrication – if so, great! However, it’s totally normal if you’re on the opposite end of the scale and are struggling to get in the mood, or produce enough natural lubrication. The simple solution to this dilemma is to invest in some natural lubricant to get things gliding! Something that can double as a massage oil, for a lovely sensual massage, and as a lube for when things get steamy, is ideal!

Most doctors will recommend a water-based lubricant and advise you to stay away from several key ingredients such as glycerine, paraben, and petroleum, to avoid irritation and possible infection. An organic and natural lubricant such as the Sliquid Organics Oceanics Lubricant is a safe option for all parties.

Get comfy

While you may be a self-proclaimed sex position expert, your body has changed (and is still changing!) which means some positions may be off the table. But don’t let that scare you! Plenty of positions are still adaptable and comfortable for your bump.



Spooning is an intimate position that is ideal to accommodate for your growing baby. Simply lie on your side with your legs curled up, while your partner mimics your position and enters from behind. This will help keep the pressure off your belly, and you might even consider propping yourself up with a pillow or two to make things extra comfy!

On the edge


Lay on your back on the edge of your bed, with your feet on the floor, and get your partner to enter by either standing or leaning over you. This position allows for deeper penetration, while ensuring you are comfortable and stabilised.

Not quite getting the right angles? A piece of sex furniture from a brand such as Liberator can help ease any discomfort and allow your partner to enter from multiple angles with ease.



If you’re feeling particularly uncomfortable, it may be a good idea to take the reins and position yourself on top of your partner. This means that you can control the tempo and try out different angles to find what works best for you. Sometimes actions speak louder than words!

From behind


This position provides great penetration and helps to reduce the pressure on your bladder, which is vital for enjoyable sex. Simply position yourself on all fours, and your partner can enter from behind. This is another position that you can adapt with pillows, or sex furniture, to ensure your comfort at all times.


Sometimes you just aren’t feeling up to penetrative sex, but you’re still keen to get a little intimate. That’s totally normal! Oral sex can be just as pleasurable and fun for both counterparts, without comprising your comfort. While oral is totally safe during pregnancy, it’s crucial to note that air should never be blown into the vagina, as this can cause complications. Otherwise, go for it!

You can safely introduce and utilise sex toys during pregnancy (just look for pregnancy-sex approved toys), and a new vibrator may be just what you and your partner need! The LELO range is considered one of the safest sex toy brands, and has a range of toys for couples, or if you’d prefer to go solo. The LELO Ida is one of their best-selling couple’s toys, and is 100% pregnancy-sex approved for some worry-free fun!


Sex is a natural part of life, so it’s only normal to continue it throughout your pregnancy. As long as you and your partner are on the same page and communicate regularly, there’s no reason for your sex life to take a hit.

This article was written by Georgia May, sex toy expert, at


  1. Mands1980 01/11/2018 at 3:58 pm

    These pictures just mention the easier positions when heavily pregnant I found it not that comfortable. But you just go with the flow with what works best and is comfortable for you on the day.

  2. Alezandra 31/10/2018 at 10:48 pm

    Clicking that Lelo link surprised me…didn’t know that it cost that much. I guess you can’t scrimp on quality especially when it’s something that you insert or use with body. Articles like this make you realise that people think being pregnant might mean no sex in the next 9 months…when it’s actually perfectly normal and okay (of course depending on the doctor’s advice too).

  3. Shelz69 31/10/2018 at 1:54 pm

    I loved having sex when I was pregnant, I’m not sure if it was the extra hormones or what. I certainly could not do the cowgirl though with a big stomach but on the edge was a pretty popular one. I remember forcing my partner to do this when I was overdue with my second as I wanted to bring on the labor, it wasn’t very comfortable though and it didn’t work. lol

  4. SarahBlair 28/10/2018 at 10:18 am

    I hated sex while I was pregnant, it was just uncomfortable and wretched! Maybe some of these positions would have helped!?!?

  5. MuddledUpMolly 23/10/2018 at 10:10 pm

    Oh what a wonderfully timed article! One that has been forwarded to hubby (thanks for the pictures for inspiration). Definitely finding things a little more ‘challenging’ as my bump gets bigger by the day.

  6. Shorrty4life1 20/10/2018 at 8:17 pm

    We still managed sex right through with both children. I have to say though I went into labour 3 weeks early after having sex while pregnant with my oldest child. Tried same thing with my son but didn’t work. Was 8days overdue with my son. This is very informative for pregnant people. My days of pregnancy are over with no baby making for me now lol. Over the baby stage.

  7. dawnblyth 16/10/2018 at 10:57 pm

    I, too, didn’t have any issues with having sex during pregnancy other than my hubby being extra cautious as to not hurt me or baby. This was with my first, my second my husband just didn’t want to during pregnancy. I think as long as people realise it is still completely safe to have sex during pregnancy and to go with what their bodies are telling them then they will be fine.

  8. Bevik1971 15/10/2018 at 12:42 pm

    I don’t remember having any issues with sex during pregnancy – of course a bit more difficult and restricted with the bump! I was 41 and my partner refused to have sex until I was well over 12 weeks haha. Fair enough I guess you always are more at risk being a bit older. That LELO looks really good though! I’m having a hip replacement in about 5 months due to hip dysplasia and I’m having the same issues now finding a comfortable position! 🙂

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