Angelina Jolie, Snooki, and other celeb moms reveal their cravings for, questions about, and weird experiences when it comes to pregnancy sex.
Sex During Pregnancy: 9 Celebs Reveal All
In June of this year, a pregnant Naya Rivera dished about having sex with hubby Ryan Dorsey in her column in People magazine. "During my second trimester, I felt like the black cloud of extreme fatigue had lifted and I was 100 percent myself again," she wrote. "I was ready to hit the town in a cute outfit, grab cocktails with my girls, have wild sex with my husband.... Oh, but wait, I'm still pregnant." She also wrote that she had to change her sex routine to make it more comfortable for her partner, and to calm both their worries about the baby being squashed: "Things like sex with my husband became a bit odd for me due to the fact that I was now limited to about two positions in order to not squash—as my husband puts it—'it's roof' or have the baby (my belly) staring him in the face," Rivera wrote. "I feel like men are constantly imagining their baby winking at them when they make love to their pregnant wives thus making sexy times more few and far between."
Ice T & Coco Austin
Coco Austin, wife of Law & Order SVU tough cop Ice T, is expecting her first child at 36 years old (Ice T is 57!). And though her body is changing and she's having to figure out how to revamp her sexy wardrobe, she told HuffPost Live that she's still in the mood. "For me, in my pregnancy, I want to be touched all the time. It gets the hormone juices flowing," she said. Ice T was quick to jump in about just how turned on his wife gets these days: "If the door slams or the wind blows, Coco gets horny," he said. "They say when sex is good, it's 20 percent of the relationship, but when it's bad, it's 80 percent of the relationship. For us, it's the cherry on top of our relationship."
When Jolie was pregnant in 2008, she was subtle about commenting on pregnancy sex with hubby Brad Pitt in an interview with Entertainment Weekly. "It's great for the sex life," she said of pregnancy. "It just makes you a lot more creative. So you have fun, and as a woman you're just so round and full."
Some women experience a much bigger sex drive when they're expecting, which was the case for this mom of two. "I am definitely 'feeling intimate," Simpson said on Ryan Seacrest's radio show. "I'm kind of unstoppable right now. The 'Big O' is, like, the biggest O ever!"
If you want to know about sex during pregnancy, who's better to ask than sex educator Sue Johanson? Mom-of-two Jessica Alba went straight to the expert while on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno to see if pregnancy sex was really safe. She asked: "As someone who's in the later stage of pregnancy, is there any way to harm the baby during intercourse?" Johanson's answer? "That baby is in there, and that baby ain't going nowhere until it's ready," she said. "With intercourse, the penis butts up against the cervix, and the cervix is smiling." We're sure hubby Cash Warren was thankful for Johanson's advice!
Jenni 'JWoww' Farley
While sex during pregnancy is usually safe, certain conditions can prevent women from getting it on while expecting. Jersey Shore star, Jenni 'JWoww' Farley had a low-lying placenta while pregnant with her daughter, and doctors warned her against getting frisky. "Roger asked me how much I paid off my doctor to say that!" she told In Touch Weekly. Even if it was safe, she said she didn't have an appetite for sexy-time with her constantly changing—and bloated—body: "If you can keep the spark going, do it. But for me, it's awkward. My body's going through so much that I'm just like, 'Ick!'" she said. "Pregnancy sucks! I'm exhausted, my boobs are massive, and I've never been this big. I mean, it's a blessing, but it's crazy."
For mama Kristin Cavallari, the struggle with pregnancy sex wasn't with her own drive, but with husband Jay Cutler's. "Sex is funny when you're pregnant," she told Fit Pregnancy. "Guys get weird about it. I'm like, 'Oh, Jay, the baby's kicking!' And he's like, not wanting to know about it." She said that instead of heating things up between the sheets, she found other ways to be intimate with her husband: "It's important to make time for the relationship. Lighting a candle and taking a bath together is great—it doesn't even have to be in a sexual way, just getting in the bath and talking," she said. "Jay and I have date nights too, going out for dinner. It's not as often as we'd like, but we do our best. Just putting a cute outfit on is a thrill for me."
Nicole 'Snooki' Polizzi
While some women have crazy pregnancy dreams, the Jersey Shore star and mom of two said she had crazy sex during her first pregnancy with fiance Jionni Lavalle. "I'll be having sex in my dream—and when I wake up, I'm actually having sex. Jionni's like, doing it with me as I'm sleeping," she told US Weekly. "I read your baby can feel your orgasm. What does he think it is? Does he see, like, rainbows and unicorns?" If that wasn't too much for you, Snooki also added, "The baby is probably horny. That little creep. [During sex] he's probably like, 'Yeah, Mommy!'"
For actress Kristen Bell and hubby Dax Shepard, pregnancy sex added a new thrill to their relationship. Bell put on 43 pounds with her pregnancy, and for Shepard it was almost like sleeping with someone else. During an appearance on Conan, Bell said: "One time he did say, 'It feels like I'm cheating on you.' And that, I think, was the ticket because he felt like he was with a completely different woman." But when Conan called the comment creepy, Kristen took it as an opportunity to stand up for feminism—and for her marriage—by saying: "Is it? Or is it pretty cool cause I was also involved, and he got a freebie that didn't hurt anybody's feelings?"