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For men with a baby on the go, things are probably going to be just fine. Your family is growing, your lovely companion will shine brightly and you are looking forward to a unique intimacy that you can only enjoy for about nine months. It makes sense that a man would pay a lot more attention to member grooming during this time in the hopes that his lovely lady will notice and want to play in the bedroom.
But there are plenty of men who might roll their eyes and sigh at pregnancy, largely because they've bought their way into the myths that go downhill during this period. Here's what a man really needs to know about intimacy, pregnancy, male health, and more.
Myths About Intimacy and Pregnancy
Ready for the truth? Here are some of the most common myths and the truth of the matter:
1) Intimacy harms the baby. Unless the doctor has specifically stated that there is a medical condition that prevents penetration for the course of pregnancy, a small action in the bedroom will not harm the little one in the least. To be on the safe side, ask the doctor during the first examination whether everything is still okay so that you can go on the sensual front.
2) She doesn't want intimacy. On the other hand! Pregnant women deal with a variety of hormones circulating through their bodies, and many of these hormones create a desire for intimacy - and lots of them. However, don't be surprised if it's a little turned off for the first three months, because that's when morning sickness occurs. Nobody (man or woman!) Wants to have intimacy if they feel like throwing up at the slightest movement. But during the second and third trimesters she will likely say, "Put it on!"
3) Doggy is the only position that works. That's definitely not true, and in fact, some women can find doggy style quite uncomfortable. The usual missionary is tough thanks to his growing belly. So a man needs to get creative with his sensual positions, including many women-on-top and side-to-side in his repertoire.
4) The baby knows what is going on. Such a small and new being has no idea what coupling is, so it cannot possibly know or understand what is going on down there. That being said, the coupling movements and rhythmic muscle contractions a woman experiences while letting go can actually be comforting for the baby.
5) It will cause early labor. When a woman is heavily pregnant, near the end of her pregnancy, a little intimacy can go a long way in preparing for things. But in most cases this activity does not involve any work. To be on the safe side, ask the doctor if and when the sensual activity has to stop in order for the baby to stay as long as it should.
6) I just felt the baby! No it wasn't the baby. That was the cervix, which could be a little deeper towards the end of the pregnancy. However, when a man feels this he can also cause pain to his lovely lady, so it is important that communication remains open and free. If she complains of pain or cramps, stop immediately.
7) She doesn't want intimacy after the baby. Yes she will. But it will take time for her body to heal, so expect at least a few months of limitless sensual life. In fact, depending on how much sleep the new parents are getting, a man might not want to mate either!
Whether or not intimacy continues during pregnancy, a man should have his member ready with a top-quality male organ cream (health experts recommend Man 1 Man Oil, which is clinically proven to be mild and safe for the skin). Look for a cream that contains a wide variety of vitamins and nutrients such as vitamins A, B5, C, D, and alpha lipoic acid. Also, look for a cream with shea butter and vitamin E to add plenty of moisture.