Back to Your pregnancy and baby guide. It's perfectly safe to have sex during pregnancy unless your doctor or midwife has told you not to. Having sex will not hurt your baby. Your partner's penis can't penetrate beyond your vagina, and the baby cannot tell what's going on. However, it's normal for your sex drive to change during pregnancy. This isn't something to worry about, but it's helpful to talk about it with your partner.
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18 Things to Know About Kissing, Touching, and Sex During a Pandemic
For some people, sex is the last thing they want to think about when dealing with the crush of uncertainty that comes from living through a pandemic. But for others, fears about financial ruin, sickness or even death may drive them to want an intimate connection with another human being. Marty Klein , a nationally renowned Palo Alto-based sex and marriage and family counselor and author, said these inclinations are felt by people of all ages and backgrounds. That includes couples in long-term committed relationships who find themselves confined at home, often with kids who need attention and homeschooling. Would it hurt to meet up with someone in a social-distancing way?
A Guide to Sex and Love in the Time of COVID-19
We include products we think are useful for our readers. If you buy through links on this page, we may earn a small commission. Casual meetups are canceled. The bars, restaurants, and fitness studios where you might meet someone new or take your partner are closed.
You may feel comfortable kissing or holding hands but not want to go any further. Deciding whether you want to have sex or when you should is a decision you should make when it feels right for YOU. At times, this elevation is a good and enjoyable thing, but sometimes it makes a difficult situation worse.