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Khloe Kardashian gets real about having sex while pregnant

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Forget the taboo: Khloe Kardashian is here to remind us that ‘pregnancy sex’ is 100% normal.

Khloe Kardashian ended her app’s Love & Lust Week by answering a fan’s intimate question about how being pregnant has affected her sex drive. 

“I have always heard that women are extra horny when they’re pregnant,” she writes on her personal website Khloewithak, “and for me it’s been interesting.”

“In the beginning, sex was the same. As I got into my third trimester and started to get bigger, though, it became harder to have sex and a little more uncomfortable and limiting.

Kardashian adds that there have, of course, been moments where both she and her partner feel uncomfortable.

“Tristan is amazing and would never make me feel different in any way,” she says, “but I’m sure it’s uncomfortable for a man to have sex with a pregnant woman too.

“Personally, I get uncomfortable and insecure. Also, you can’t move the same, so you kind of feel useless…”

Unprepared to give up on her sexual needs, though, Kardashian has persevered in the bedroom to the best of her abilities.

“You just have to improvise and do the best you can,” she says simply.

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Apart from the first trimester and last 4 four weeks of the pregnancy, a couple can enjoy sex very much during pregnancy.

As the NHS writes on their website: “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.

“Some couples find having sex very enjoyable during pregnancy, while others simply feel they don’t want to. You can find other ways of being loving or making love. The most important thing is to talk about your feelings with each other.”

They add that “sex with your partner on top can become uncomfortable quite early in pregnancy”, not just because of the bump, but because your breasts might be tender. It can also be uncomfortable if your partner penetrates you too deeply.

For this reason, they suggest that it may be “better to lie on your sides, either facing each other or with your partner behind”.

You can find out more about sex during pregnancy here.

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Kayleigh Dray is editor of Stylist.co.uk, where she chases after rogue apostrophes and specialises in films, comic books, feminism and television. On a weekend, you can usually find her drinking copious amounts of tea and playing boardgames with her friends. 

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