Pregnancy is supposed to be a beautiful process in which many changes occur physically and emotionally. Some women embrace their maternal instinct and others appreciate the changes in their physical appearance and sexual surges. While a change in a woman’s figure may be alarming for some, others find that women glow and have a natural beauty during this period. A pregnant woman’s stomach attracts people, they want to rub it, feel the baby kick or just admire the change that has taken place. While some find a baby bump brings a smile to their face, others find it highly erotic.
Attraction to an expectant mother varies due to the changes pregnancy brings and it can be very trying on a person and their lover. Changes in a woman’s physique also bring changes in attraction; some people are terrified when it comes to having sexual intercourse during a pregnancy. Various reasons cause fears, such as the myth that the penis will poke the fetus in the head while in the womb and cause brain damage. Reasons beyond misconceptions about sex during pregnancy include a diminished attraction, while some pregnant women are uncomfortable with the changes in their bodies as are their partners.
Being self-conscious is one of the many reasons an expectant mother may not want to engage in sexual activity and for their partner he or she may find that their lover’s new bulk is not arousing. Other factors of a decreased desire in sexual attractiveness include attitude; with hormones raging and a couple embarking on something as serious as having a child, attitudes tend to change causing a change in the emotional attraction to one another. While these are a small number of reasons why desire lessens or changes during pregnancy, they are also something that can be very erotic for others. Some find the bodily changes in pregnancy aesthetically appealing. The curves and enlargement of the breasts during this time may be a stressful and upsetting change to the mother’s physique but her partner may feel this is the most beautiful s/he has ever been.
The sensuality of a fertile woman is a natural animal instinct that attracts mates. Maiesiophiliacs are pregnancy fetishists; they find different aspects of pregnancy highly erotic and seek out women who are carrying or in some cases appear to be with child. There are many facets to maiesiophilia; some prefer the entire pregnant package, and others are more attracted to emotional changes, while others find that the physical changes lure them.
Alana Love is a pregnant sex worker at the Bunny Ranch, a legal brothel in Reno Nevada. She decided to become an employee at the ranch after she became pregnant and is a popular pick amongst its customers. On an episode on The Tyra Banks Show, a clip from Bunny Ranch line-up shows a patron who flew to Nevada in the hopes of spending some time with Love before she goes on maternity leave. Love is such a popular pick at the Bunny Ranch that Hustler asked her to grace their pages to be a pregnant pin-up.
We live in a society that treasures breasts not for their intended purposes but for their sex appeal. Plump large breasts are an obsession for many and a seemingly positive aspect of changes that occur during pregnancy; however, it may only be something positive for breast obsessed. Often, breasts are tender and swollen to the touch during this time as the ducts are beginning to fill with milk. While a pair of lactating breasts is not what many yearn for, others find a lactating breast a succulent feast. Lactophilia is a type of maiesiophilia that occurs after a woman gives birth and begins an adult nursing relationship (ANR) with her partner. A woman does not have to give birth to breastfeed; there are medications and methods to induce and continue lactating and fulfilling the fetish. Couples involved in adult breastfeeding typically have to commit to a feeding schedule, as would a mother feeding an infant and a missed feeding usually requires the breasts to be pumped. For some, ANR is similar to a dominant/slave relationship where the bond that develops is the most exciting and comforting part of the fetish. They develop a mutual dependency and need one another for fulfillment. The feeder may enjoy that she provides satisfaction for someone’s need for nurturing and controls the breast.
A woman with child can also have a fetish for being pregnant. Some surrogates are more than just women who are selflessly helping couples who cannot have children; some actually enjoy their pregnant bodies so much that they have serial births and have no desire for having a child of their own. Some women enjoy the feeling of being pregnant, stretch marks, morning sickness and frequent doctor visits are just a natural part of the process but for some women an increase in libido is a magnificent plus side.
The positive attention one gets while being pregnant can also help in making it enjoyable and make a woman more likely to do it again without the stipulation of having to raise a child. However, surrogates are not the only ones who are serial birth givers. Women like Nadya Suleman, the Octomom, had six children before giving birth to her octuplets. On an episode of Dr. Phil, when asked if she enjoyed pregnancy, she claimed to hate it though she felt having six children were not enough. Despite Suleman’s claims, the attention the pregnancy and birth of her octuplets has brought her is probably more than she can ever imagine and if a fetish for being pregnant and giving birth is not what she realizes she has, this serial mom just has the common fetish in the world— attention seeking.
Appreciation and arousal for the pregnant body is not only left to fetishists. It is no longer taboo in Hollywood to hide your baby bump. Now, celebrities glamorize pregnancy and flaunt their baby bumps for cameras and magazines. In 1991, Demi Moore posed naked for the cover of Vanity Fair while seven months pregnant and over the years other celebrities followed. Nicole Richie adorned a bikini on the beach showing off her pregnancy. Appreciation for celebrity pregnancy is also becoming popular among artists such as Daniel Edwards who modeled his life-sized sculpture giving birth after Britney Spears’ physique when she was with child.
Being with child evokes a range of emotions in people and for an expecting mother. There is no shortage for pregnant love and for maiesiophiliacs that is music to their ears. Worshipping a pregnant body and desire for it is natural. Every person wants to feel wanted and attractive especially when their hormones are raging and if a little foot rub and massage are thrown in, it cannot hurt to be appreciated for your appearance and condition.