There is no evidence that most sexual positions and sexual activities involving sex toys are harmful during pregnancy
. If you have a normal, healthy pregnancy, there is no need for you to stop having sex during pregnancy
. Unless your obstetrician
has specifically asked you to refrain from sexual activity due to potential complications with your pregnancy, it should be absolutely fine to use a vibrator. If you consider that penetrative sex involves active thrusting, using a vibrator seems mild in comparison. A very good way to bring yourself to climax is to use a vibrator externally on your clitoral region. Use your judgement about how you’re feeling to determine what you do.
One word of caution: in any sexual activity involving anal intercourse, it is important to take the extra precaution of making certain that the penis (or any other object), is not inserted into the vagina afterwards. There is an increased risk of bacteria being transferred between the bowel and the vagina. The foetus is protected from infection during pregnancy by the membranes of the amniotic sac that surround it. Once these membranes rupture, that natural barrier against infection is lost and the risk of the unborn baby becoming infected is greatly increased.
There should be no reason for you to stop using sex toys if you have a healthy, uncomplicated pregnancy. Take the precautions to keep any sex toys clean and remember not to mix orifices.