This instructional film by the Sinclair Intimacy Institute explores the physical and emotional changes that happen during pregnancy and how those changes can influence arousal, libido, sensitivity and sex with a partner as a whole. Hosted by Allayna Prall, the film includes a small discussion group featured throughout the film that talks about their own experiences with sex during and after pregnancy, as well as tasteful sex scenes that demonstrate sex positions, oral sex, massage, and g-spot stimulation.
You'll learn how to modify positions to make them more comfortable, as well as why some positions that you used to enjoy may now be uncomfortable. The film also debunks common myths and misconceptions around sex and pregnancy, the most common being that penetrative sex will hurt the baby. In fact, penetration will not disrupt the pregnancy, although your health care provider may recommend abstaining from penetration if they believe the pregnancy is high-risk. (If you have any doubt, consult your health care provider.)
This movie focus on heterosexual partnerships, and may be a good choice for heterosexual couples who are planning a pregnancy and looking for information on what to expect. This movie is also a good choice for pregnant women and their partners looking for ideas on adapting to the changes that come with pregnancy while maintaining sexual intimacy. You may also find this movie useful as a starting place for information on sex after pregnancy, although it does not go extremely in-depth on the subject.
The DVD also features a brief overview on how to do Kegel exercises to strengthen the pelvic floor after vaginal delivery, and for general sexual health and wellness. For more in-depth step-by-step instructions on how to do Kegel exercises, see our brochure on Pelvic Floor Health for Men and Women.