can you use vibrators and dildos while pregnant

Rose-Sucking-Vibrator-Clit-Sucker-Dildo-Women-G-spot-Massager-Sex-Toy-for-Women | eBayWhen I first heard that you could use vibrators and dildos while pregnant most people said “no way!” I was honestly quite hesitant myself. What if it had an adverse effect on the developing baby? Are there any risks that come with this? I thought to myself. Here’s what I found out.

Before I delve deep into this topic I want to remind you that you should always speak to your doctor first before deciding to use a vibrator or dildo while pregnant.

First of all, theoretically, these things won’t harm your baby. According to the experts at the Mayo Clinic, vibrators and dildos are usually considered safe during pregnancy. However, they do caution that depending on the levels of intensity, they can cause fetal heart rate changes in some cases.

On the other hand, in terms of pleasure-factor, while some women do report that the sensations produced by these toys can be very enjoyable, others do report that the increase in size of their labia doesn’t always make them particularly comfortable to use. Some researchers even urge pregnant women to practice caution, as they observed that powerful stimulation of the genitals can cause problems with the contractions of the uterus, resulting in early labor.

So what did I decide? Well, I concluded that it was probably best to not use them during the early stages of my pregnancy, until I got closer to full term. However, I did utilize them several times after that and I have to say, I thought they were absolutely delightful!

Now, I will be the first to admit that if I had any doubts or real concerns, I would Have most definitely Not pursued this. That said, if you too have reservations about trying vibrators and dildos during pregnancy, then it’s best to go with your gut.

Looking beyond the safety aspect for a moment,we need to talk about something else – can it even be done at all?

Well, sure! I mean, as far as positioning goes, it requires some creativity. If you can get on all fours with pillows under your belly that might help! You could also try lying on your back – just be careful not to put too much pressure on your belly!

Those are just two of the common positions while pregnant that you can try with a vibrator or dildo – or both. Of course, you can always search the web for other advice on how to make the most of it.

That being said, even with these creative positions, understand that you’re not going to be able to move around quite as much as you may have before. You may not even reach the same level of intense sensation you had before. That’s why it’s important to patient and make sure that you follow clear instructions provided by your doctor before embarking on this venture.

Now, we have some other questions we need to answer. Is lubricant necessary with these toys? Can you use a water-based lube or an oil-based lube?

It turns out both are safe! A water-based lubricant is likely to be the most manageable of the two, but if that’s not available then you can use oil-based lubricant too.

When it comes to sex toy cleaning, that is another thing you need to take into account. It’s important to make sure to clean your toys before using them and after using them. This not only helps to ensure the toys are as safe as possible, it also helps to avoid any bacterial infections that could lead to premature labor.

And finally, try to keep your toy use to as short of a duration as possible, particularly during your first trimester. Remember, it’s best to speak with your doctor first and get their okay on vibration and or dildo use, before proceeding with this activity.

Good luck!