Expecting fathers often have a lot of things on their mind – how to best support their partner and child, what kind of father they will be, and (although many may not admit it out loud) how pregnancy is going to affect their sex life. While the first two questions are deep subjects that may require some lengthy soul-searching, as well as strategic financial planning, the third is more straightforward. Some common concerns about sex, penis health and pregnancy are addressed below; with some practical adjustments and attention to appropriate penis care, most men (as well as their partners) should be able to enjoy sex throughout the course of a pregnancy.
1. Will having sex with a large penis hurt the baby? Penis size has no effect on the fetus at all; the baby is inside its own protective chamber, and no matter how well-endowed a man is, there is no chance of his penis coming in contact.
Experimenting with different positions might be necessary to find something comfortable for the expectant mother. For instance, in the later stages of pregnancy, lying flat on her back may not be possible due to the weight of the fetus pressing on her major arteries. Deep penetration may also cause some cramping or mild pain.
2. It has long been believed that sex during pregnancy can cause premature labor; in fact, doctors have even recommended sex to jump-start the process when a pregnancy goes beyond term. However, no scientific studies have ever corroborated this notion; men should not worry that a little romance will result in an early birth.
3. There are a lot of things that can go wrong during pregnancy, but fortunately, most of them won’t affect the baby. That being said, it’s important to be aware that skin conditions can be passed on to the mother and cause her health to deteriorate. STDs and other infections can also be transmitted to the baby during birth if the mother is not careful. The best way to avoid any complications is to keep the skin on the penis clean and clear.
4. Hormonal changes during pregnancy can cause some alterations to a woman’s body chemistry, which may include vaginal dryness. This can result in discomfort for both partners during sex, so maintaining adequate moisture levels is important during this time.
A woman’s intimate environment is more susceptible to yeast infection. This can be passed on to her partner, leading to itching, redness, swelling and an unpleasant discharge from the penis. Yeast is contagious, so reinfection from one partner to another is common. To avoid yeast overgrowth, washing daily and nourishing the penis skin with vitamins and moisturizers can help maintain the skins natural chemical balance.
Keeping the penis healthy
In order to make sex as pleasurable as possible and avoid any potential issues, it’s key to keep the penis clean, clear and smooth. This means being mindful when washing, being selective with sexual partners and using a high quality penis vitamin cream (most health professionals recommend Man 1 Man Oil). By taking these measures, you can help prevent any discomfort.