I was asked to do an interview for an article in a women’s magazine today. At first, I was all like “Why, let me check my very important schedule and see if I have time to sit down for a chat.” But before I even got a chance to savor my sense of self-importance, I took a glance at the topic – Sex and Pregnancy, and my chocolate milk almost squirted out of my nostrils.
Now, I’m not a prude or anything, but when it comes to MAKING THE SEXYTIME, I kinda prefer to keep it all to myself, and maybe at most, a very, very close friend.
However, considering that it is for the good of all mankind, (well, my experience is prodigious) I decided to go ahead and do the interview.
Q1. Being a given that sex is very important to men, was sex or the potential lack thereof a concern for your spouse when you first discovered you were pregnant?
What I should have said: First of all, sex is also very important to women. We are after all the masters of multiple orgasms. Second of all, there will be no lack of sex regardless of whether I’m pregnant or not. We are after all the masters of multiple orgasms.
What I did say: We had to sit down and talk about the adjustments we had to make with regards to our sex life during pregnancy, so that we both know what to expect and how to manage it best. Open communication is really important, rather than avoid the topic and try to second-guess each other.
Q2. What physical changes did you encounter that hindered or encouraged intimacy during your pregnancy?
What I should have said: You get bigger boobs, an increased libido and better orgasms. There’s no way I’m losing my mojo, baby.
What I did say: The belly was a real problem in the later months. It was really uncomfortable to lie on my back or side. Actually, it was just uncomfortable all the time.
Q3. What problems did you encounter when being intimate with your spouse during your pregnancy?
What I should have said: What problems? Did you not hear what I said about the bigger boobs?
What I did say: We had to think of creative ways when the stomach got too big and uncomfortable.
Q4. How did you overcome these problems (e.g. change of position, sexual alternatives, substitute with other forms of emotional or physical fulfillment like cuddling etc.)
What I should have said: There is a plethora of alternatives. Blow job, hand job, nose job (oh wait, that’s something else), woman on top, side-by-side, spooning, the list goes on.
What I did say: There was a lot of cuddling and hugging, which is good. We were also quite experimental with different positions.
Q5. Can you provide a few tips to our readers on how they can best maintain or improve intimacy with their spouses during pregnancy?
What I should have said: Pregnant women are hot. Just lay off the chips and I think you’ll do just fine.
What I did say: Have very frank and open communication with your spouse because things are going to be different, and they won’t understand what you are going through unless you talk about it. Also, have realistic expectations of each other so tension can be minimized.
Evidently, my responses were very safe and appropriate. But don’t you just hate reading sterile answers in those women’s mags where it’s all watered-down and boring. Come on, even my grandmother would have been more explicit.
That being said, I totally chickened out. I do have an image to maintain after all.