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Best Sex Positions For Third Trimester

Navigating around that bump can be a little harder these days—but don't let that stand in the way of great sex. Check out these comfy positions.

So you've reached the third trimester—the time when your bump's at it's biggest and general discomfort is a daily thing. But that's no reason not to enjoy sex! There are plenty of positions that are great for trying out in the third trimester. These are the last few weeks you'll have alone with your partner, so (as long as you're feeling up to it) you might as well make the most of them.

You can safely have sex as you get closer to your due date until your doctor says otherwise (or until your water breaks. Stop if it gets too uncomfortable or if you notice spotting or bleeding after sex. If that happens, contact your doctor so she can figure out the cause or have you come in for an evaluation.

Here are some of the best sex positions for the third trimester. Choose any—or all!

Photo: Karolin Schnoor

Spoon
Lie on your side curled in a C, as your partner faces your back and enters your vagina from behind. Nice and cozy.

Photo: Karolin Schnoor

Side by side
Lie side by side with your partner, facing one another. He slips his leg over yours (your leg is straight and to the side or bent at the knee) and enters you from an angle. Another good one for keeping his weight off your belly.

Photo: Karolin Schnoor

You on top
You get the picture. This one’s great for controlling the pace. (And don’t be self-conscious about your belly—it’s beautiful.)

Photo: Karolin Schnoor

Edge of the bed
Lie face-up on the edge of the bed, with your feet on the floor. Your partner stands or bends over you. Just make sure he doesn’t thrust too deeply.

Photo: Karolin Schnoor

Rear-entry
Support yourself on all fours (on the bed or floor) as your partner enters from behind. Wonderful way to get some g-spot stimulation but again, beware of major thrusting.

Photo: Karolin Schnoor

Non-penetrative If you’re just too uncomfortable, consider oral sex (never blow air into the vagina) or mutual masturbation. Have fun!