Is it normal to have low/no sex drive early on?

posted 3 years ago in Pregnancy
Post # 3
8483 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2013

Yeah most women don’t have much sex drive in the first trimester due to exhaustion and morning sickness. It does come back for some women in the second trimester but for many it still doesn’t.

From what I know it can also decrease in the third trimester when you’re bigger and more uncomfortable.

I’m 21 weeks and still not really interested. I’m also extra sensitive down there at the moment. For some women that might be a good thing but it’s somewhat uncomfortable for me at times.

Post # 4
7654 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2012

@Lemon-Squeezy:  Bah if you’re me (and possibly a lot of women) it goes on throughout the whole pregnancy, lol. I am 19 weeks and I can count on one hand the number of times we have done it.

Honestly, at first it was I just didn’t have the drive and I was tired. Then it become, “Well, I don’t like the way he touched me like that, and I have ALWAYS liked that before!” So it would instantly turn me off. Now sleep is more important, and I still don’t have the drive. With my expanding belly and gross body experiences, sex just seems like work.

Don’t feel bad if you don’t want to. It’s ok to say no and take some time. Try to make it up to your husband in other ways (if ya know what I mean), but its normal to not feel in the mood.

Post # 5
3009 posts
Sugar bee

@Lemon-Squeezy:  i’m 34w and it really never came back for me. as i’ve gotten bigger, it’s gotten pretty uncomfortable…

Post # 6
221 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

I think we have done it 4 times since we found out we were pregnant… And that includes our honeymoon. I really feel bad but I am so tired all the time and don’t feel good. He has been a champ though. He’s hoping it makes a come back in the second trimester, I’m 12 weeks today and I’m not feeling it yet lol

Post # 7
11772 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: May 2013

A LOT of women have a low sex drive first tri… Between the bloating and the nausea and the exhaustion, it’s totally normal!

Post # 9
122 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

Seriously, I have no interest in my mans thing right now. He says that me being pregnant turns him on, but I just like to cuddle lol. It has started to get a little better recently where I would want sex about once every week or two, but in previous weeks not at all. I do keep in mind that he has needs too and occasional sex makes him happy.

Post # 10
5697 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2012

Yeah there’s not a whole lot of sex going on at my house, and if there is I don’t know who is having it! I’m totally uninterested. And my husband doesn’t seem too interested either. Although I’m not sure if I think that’s a good thing or a sad thing. He’s definitely not doing the omg pregnant = you are so sexy thing

Post # 11
2114 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

Dont worry….I was the same early in pregnancy. I felt so yucky, and just couldn’t even think about it. I remember once forcing myself, and all the while just wanting to go to sleep. lol. 

And I had a pretty lucky first trimester, no puking, just feeling tired and kinda crampy and unnatractive. 

I’m into 2nd trimester now, and sex is back and it’s good. =)

Post # 12
377 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

Im only 4 weeks and already gone off sex, we used to dtd at least 3 or 4 times a week but not right now, im pretty dry down there too which makes it uncomfortable to even try =/

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