When we think pregnant women, we immediately think images of baby blue and pink, maternity photo shoots, and baby showers. Not usually a pregnancy fetish.
Seeing a pregnant woman turns us into soft, overprotective creatures when they are around; we give them our seats on the bus, allow them to cut lines in a queue, and come rushing to their assistance the moment we see them in distress as if they’re made out of fragile crystal. However, not all people get the warm and fuzzy overprotectiveness brought by an expecting mother. There are some who sees the bulging womb and upturned belly-button as sexy, the enlarged milk-carrying breasts as seductive, and the plump, child-carrying frame as something to make love to. This is how people with a pregnancy fetish see pregnant women.
Stricken with disbelief? There are several more things you need to know:
What is a pregnancy fetish?
A sexual fetish is defined as associating an object, body part, or anything normally deemed non-sexual as something sexual. And for people who have Maieusiophilia or pregnancy fetishism, the body of a pregnant woman and the idea of pregnancy itself are considered to be sexually arousing.
#1 Why do people develop the pregnancy fetish? There are numerous ideas going around about why some are sexually aroused by a pregnant woman. The most scientific of them all explains that humans, specifically our ancestors, gave special importance to female fertility. It is thought that the ability to reproduce offspring is the most important criteria of selecting a partner.
A pregnancy is the most obvious advertisement of such a trait. It means that if a woman is capable of getting pregnant without any trouble, the more fertile and desirable she is. [Read: 10 reasons to date someone with a fetish]
But aside from this, people attracted to pregnant women confess to the following reasons for adhering to the fetish. It is wrong. As mentioned, sex during pregnancy is often taboo in most cultures and that “forbidden” aspect makes the idea dirty in a sexy way.
Pregnancy gives the idea of commitment. Pregnancy is often thought as a sign of commitment to a partner in establishing a family. And the idea of invading that commitment by seducing a pregnant woman is something that most fetishists fantasize about.
The changes in a woman’s body during pregnancy are extreme. Add the periods of sexual arousal that they experience during their pregnancy, it is easy to imagine how fetishists would be drooling over an immobile horny woman in bed.
#2 Does a pregnancy fetish only affect men? No, women also feel sexy about pregnancy. It is easy to think the pregnancy fetish is only found among men. Not really.
As mentioned, women experience constant bodily changes during pregnancy and one of them is periods of extreme sexual arousal. There are cases that women experience the most powerful orgasms when pregnant and this often makes the idea of pregnancy sexy to some women as well.
#3 Is it even safe to have sex during pregnancy? Your inner preggophile is probably dying to ask this. While popular wisdom would advise against it, it is perfectly fine to have sex during pregnancy, with special considerations, of course.
Medical professionals advise abstinence during the first trimester and the last four weeks of pregnancy since these periods are pretty critical. But when the second trimester hits and the expectant mother feels the surge of extreme sexual arousal due to the hormones? Then, you’re open for business. [Read: 9 amazing benefits of having sex while pregnant]
#4 Pregnancy fetish is just about sex with pregnant women? Think again. Pregnancy fetishism is not just about lusting over a belly bump and wanting to make love to it, but also the idea of pregnancy itself. Pregnancy fetishists are also aroused by pregnancy related stuff such as: maternity garments, positive pregnancy tests, breast pumps, used underwear, and baby clothes. [Read: Buying used panties – The weird facts you’re dying to know]
#5 Pregnant porn? It’s real. Of course, if people fantasize about pregnant women, there will be porn of it. And however you wrap your mind around the fact that it’s probably a bunch of fakery and prosthetics, the female performers involved are actually pregnant!
There are some adult performers who find themselves specializing in this niche of a genre and due to the nature of their physical condition, get paid a little extra. Of course, special medical precautions are taken before filming to ensure that it is safe for them to perform during pregnancy. [Read: 25 porn myths most people still completely believe]
#6 Pregnant role-play. Sometimes porn isn’t enough. In these cases, creativity in satisfying their fantasies is required. Pregnant role play is as straightforward as it sounds. Fake belly, maternity garments, and the act of being a pregnant woman itself. It all feeds to the fantasy and proves that it’s not just about sex with an actual pregnant woman but playing on the idea of pregnancy. [Read: 20 sexual fetishes bordering on crazy]
#7 What do people think of this fetish? Due to its subversive notion of pregnancy, this fetish falls into the category of “uncomfortably weird to share to a co-worker but still forgivable in the end.” Compared to others in the list of existing human fetishes which probably land you on the FBI’s watch list and causes bodily harm, pregnancy fetishism is relatively harmless.
Most people consider pregnancy sacred and wholesome. But not for some people with a pregnancy fetish. But despite the initial apprehension, it can be pretty harmless. After all, pregnant women have sex and experience increased sexual arousal during pregnancy.
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Paul Timothy Mangay
Paul aka Morty is a keyboard-pounding cubicle-dweller based in Manila where he occasionally moonlights as a writer for anyone in need of his mediocre word-strin...