Ashley Graham Just Got Very Real About Pregnancy Sex

"This has to be a normal conversation among mothers"

When you think of body positivity, very often Ashley Graham is the woman who pops into your head. Forever showing us that the world of modelling doesn’t have to look a certain way and being real truly is the best thing anyone can be, Ashley is taking this no holding back attitude into her first pregnancy too.

Opening up in a recent interview with Vogue magazine about the early stages of her pregnancy Ashley said:

“I was hiding my pregnancy for the first four months,”

“I felt like I didn’t have anyone to talk to. I was gaining weight rapidly. And I felt alone.” She continued.


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A VOGUE COVER!!! — celebrating inclusivity, mothers, pregnancy and love —  is so surreal. I have dreamed of this moment my entire career since I was a catalogue model living in Nebraska two decades ago. Thank you @voguemagazine and #AnnaWintour for embracing a conversation around pregnancy and motherhood, which can be both incredibly exciting and also isolating. The community and support I have discovered along the way has been incredible, and to share this monumental moment with my son and husband in the pages of Vogue could not feel more special. @annieleibovitz, you made me feel like a true pregnant goddess 🤗 Photographer: @annieleibovitz Fashion Editor: @tonnegood Makeup: @hannah_murray1 Hair: @sallyhershberger Bookings Director: @felicitybwebb Writer: @jonathanvanmeter

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Shifting the conversation to the topic of pregnancy sex, Ashley candidly spoke about the impact her pregnancy has had on her intimate relationship with her husband.

“I feel like every relationship goes in waves of sex. You’re like ‘Hey, do we need to plan this?’ And now, with pregnancy, things have been really different.”

Continuing on the taboo subject of pregnancy sex, Ashley says that she feels shifting the conversation into the mainstream will help to normalise the completely normal act.

“With pregnancy, things have been really different. Because there’s this huge bulge that can be sensitive if you lay on it or go into a new position. I’ve been literally asking every single one of my friends who have had babies or who’re pregnant, like, ‘What positions do you guys do?’ This has to be a normal conversation among mothers.”

Hear, hear.


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