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Orgasmic Pregnancy

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So how is your orgasm these days? That should've been the next question posed by a journalist covering the sexy preggie celebrity beat. Media coverage was, after all, working its way to climax, with empowered pregnancies the rage. But somewhere between Jamie Lynn Spears and Bristol Palin, headlines screaming "babes with babes" got replaced by "babies having babies." We forgot what's really juicy about being pregnant.

I for one miss the days of the hot to trot Hollywood mums-to-be. Being pregnant wasn't just "in." Being a sexy preggie was hip. It wasn't about being a shamed outcast. Being pregnant was about being out there, flaunting your form, even if it was thanks to fornication. Best yet, a sexy preggie was radiating from it, caught up in her ever-budding sexuality -- and, quite likely, the big "O."

That's right -- pregnancy can be one of the most orgasmic times in a female's life. It can also deliver some of the best sex ever! That Mother Nature has a few ingenious, but often unspoken, tricks up her sleeve for preserving relationships during this special time. A number of women not only realize their first orgasm, but discover their multi-orgasmic potential as well. And, with or without their oft-worn out lover, they want more!

'Tis a far cry from the urban legend that 'preggie isn't sexy,' oui? In being more in tune with the body - its strengths and abilities - pregnancy is often a time of physical empowerment and increased self-confidence for a woman. This includes a bolstered sexual confidence. Pregnant women can become more focused on physical pleasures and all of the eroticism their body has to offer rather than its imperfections. The ultimate result: women are able to tap into a sexual power they've never known - that of the earthy, virile mother, whose life energy projects out into the universe... for a bliss she has never known.

I don't know about you, but that kind of headline sounds a lot juicier than a scandalous teen pregnancy. It's certainly a lot healthier than cultivating the sex negativity that surrounds unintended pregnancies.

It's high time bun-in-the-oven babes take back the spotlight, promoting holistic, healthier pregnancies. In my newly released work, Your Orgasmic Pregnancy: Little Sex Secrets Every Hot Mama Should Know, my co-author, Danielle Cavallucci, and I hope to help the hot mamas in your life to do just that, going to the carnal core of what it really means to be sexual while expecting.

This goes for both a woman and her partner. Couples need to know how to relish their nine months to the fullest, reaping its benefits and feeling more connected than ever. Those who think it's a nine month sex sabbatical need to think again. Research has found that those maintaining sexual intimacy during pregnancy are likelier to get reconnected better and faster sexually-speaking post-birth, ultimately strengthening the family. For many people, that's one of the best reasons to glorify the sexual, sensual preggie once more.