Are “Pregnancy Fetishes” Real?

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I have a friend who swears that her husband is more attracted to her when she's pregnant. 

“Well, we just found that I'm pregnant again,” she told me recently, her eyebrows raised provocatively. “You know what that means!” she laughed. 

According to our good friend Wikipedia:

Pregnancy fetishism (also known as maiesiophilia[1] or maieusophoria) is a context where pregnancy is seen by individuals[2] or cultures as an erotic phenomenon. It may involve sexual attraction to women who are pregnant or appear pregnant, attraction to lactation, or attraction to particular stages of pregnancy such as impregnation or childbirth.[3] 

For some men, pregnancy can be a turn-on, whether because they find themselves physically attracted to their pregnant partners or simply for the special new bond in their relationship.

 Dr. Rachel Needle, a psychologist and sex therapist at the Center for Marital and Sexual Health of South Florida, explains that some of her clients do express sexual interest in pregnant females. 

“There was a study published in the Journal of Sexual Medicine in January 2011 that found a link between sexual attraction to pregnancy and exposure to pregnancy and lactation in early childhood,” explains Dr. Needle. “These preferences were found to be more common in older siblings, i.e., in individuals who have been exposed to more maternal pregnancy and lactation.” 

He tells me how beautiful he thinks I am a lot more. And I’m finding he wants to ‘meet between the sheets more often, too.

However weird that may sound, Dr. Needle assures us that pregnancy fetishes aren't a cause for concern. “As long as the person with the attraction towards pregnancy is able to be turned on by their partner when she is no longer pregnant, it likely won’t cause a problem in the relationship.”

For some men, pregnancy can be a turn-on, whether because they find themselves physically attracted to their pregnant partners or simply for the special new bond in their relationship. Read on to hear from real women who spilled the beans on the ways that their husbands find them especially sexy when they are expecting! 

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“I don't know about the belly, but my husband really likes all the extra weight!” said one mom of three. 

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 “I wouldn't say [he found me] more sexy, but [the pregnancy was] definitely a turn-on!” exclaimed one mother. 

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“My hubby loves it! He hasn't said more sexy, but he has definitely said sexy,” said another. (And her husband must really think she's sexy when she's pregnant–they have five kiddos!)

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 “My husband loves the extra curves!!” one mom wrote me. 

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“My boyfriend and I started dating when I was 27 weeks pregnant so I guess it wasn't exactly a turn-off!” commented another mother. 

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“I have found that my hubby finds me more attractive,” explains one newly-expecting mom. “He tells me how beautiful he thinks I am a lot more. And I'm finding he wants to ‘meet between the sheets' more often, too. I don't know if it's because I'm pregnant or if we are just at a different stage in our marriage. Not sure, just seems to be because I'm pregnant!”

Did your partner find you more sexy during pregnancy? 

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Are “Pregnancy Fetishes” Real?

Chaunie Brusie is a writer, mom of four, and founder of The Stay Strong Mom, a community + gift box service for moms after loss. ... More

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2 comments

  1. Stephanie says:

    My husband always tells me that I am more beautiful than the day he met me, but though he finds my pregnancy just as attractive as my non pregnant body, I don’t think he prefers one or the other. I think the thought that I am carrying his baby and we are extending our family does add something extra to the pregnant body though.

    I know pregnancy fetishes are definitely a thing though.

  2. JJAMES says:

    My husband commented that ” I’m carrying his son, that makes me more beautiful than ever”.. & bed room action hasn’t slowed down either!.. He fondles me more now that I am carrying the extra weight.

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