I loved flaunting my pregnant body like Rihanna – I felt sexier than ever and my orgasms were longer and better 0 86

TAKE a bow, Rihanna – thanks for saying something that is long overdue.

Singer, entrepreneur and now a maternity fashion icon, Rih declared at the weekend that she feels sexier than ever — even though she is pregnant.

Georgette CulleyGeorgette Culley felt like a goddess during her pregnancy[/caption] BackGridThe strappiest, the thinnest, and the more cut-outs the better for me, said Rihanna about her pregnancy fashion choices[/caption]

The S&M singer, who is having a baby with partner A$AP Rocky, said: “When women get pregnant, society tends to make it feel like you hide, hide your sexy, and that you’re not sexy right now (but) you’ll get back there and I don’t believe in that sh*t.

“So I’m trying stuff that I might not have even had the confidence to try before I was pregnant. The strappiest, the thinnest and the more cut-outs the better for me.”

The lingerie and make-up mogul added: “My boobs have been growing by the week.”

I couldn’t agree with her philosophy more. When I was pregnant with my son Jude, now two, I felt reborn. But as I browsed through maternity underwear aisles in M&S, all I found were beige and grey granny bras.

While society expected me to feel frumpy, I felt like a goddess.

I had newfound assets and I wanted to show them off. Just like Rihanna, who has been parading her bump and boobs in skimpy dresses and flesh-flashing ensembles, I wanted to show it ALL off.

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Don’t get me wrong, I was surprised. I had been conditioned to believe the words “pregnant” and “sexy” should never go together, but I honestly had never felt sexier.

As women, we are led to believe we’ll feel bloated, uncomfortable and undesirable when pregnant but the opposite happened to me.

After the sickness and tiredness passed from the first trimester, I felt like a modern-day Venus, sexy and desired. Friends and family would comment on my “glow”.

Perhaps it was the fact I’d ditched booze, junk food, caffeine and social smoking and had adopted a healthy diet for my baby.

What’s more, I was no longer going out partying until the early hours and was getting plenty of sleep. Instead of starting my day with a calorific Starbucks latte I’d have a home-made smoothie.

I wanted to give my son as much nourishment as possible but my new healthy diet also had an amazing impact on me — in and out of the bedroom. I noticed my libido had increased and my orgasms were longer and more intense.

When I joked about this to my midwife, she laughed and said it wasn’t unusual. “Many women report this,” she said with a smile. “It’s because of the hormones coursing through your body. There’s more blood flow to your pelvic area, increasing your pleasure.”

By the end of the second trimester, my skin, hair and nails had improved and my boobs had ballooned from a 32C/D to a 32E. I loved my new curves and so did my partner.

Despite my bump, I’d notice guys sneakily checking me out on public transport and my friends would laugh if they caught a guy looking.

But finding sexy clothes to reflect how I was feeling inside was hard.

Unlike the celebrities sexing up their maternity wardrobes with ease — from models Ashley Graham and Emily Ratajkowski to reality star Kylie Jenner — I wasn’t able to find what I wanted on the high street pregnancy clobber rails.

‘INCREASING YOUR PLEASURE’

Most stores stocked frumpy clothes and had a limited range. The subliminal message was clear — you’re a mummy now, hang up your kinky boots! But I wasn’t having any of that.

I shunned those ugly maternity bras and wore pretty bralettes in bigger sizes and sexy slip dresses. I wanted to show my impressive cleavage off and wear low-cut dresses and sexy underwear.

Admittedly, I wasn’t wearing belly tops like Rihanna to the office, but I was wearing short dresses, plunging necklines and bikinis in my time off.

When I was 37 weeks pregnant I went to an aqua-aerobics class at my local pool and got a lot of strange looks because I was wearing a skimpy, red two-piece. On reflection, it wasn’t very practical, but who cares? I felt good in it.

At 38 weeks I had a boudoir photoshoot and was painted gold and green in bodypaint and posed naked. It was totally boujee, like something a celebrity would do, but I felt like an A-lister, pregnant.

I have a big picture printed from the shoot in my bedroom, a reminder of how good I felt when I was expecting — one of the happiest moments of my life. My family think it’s bonkers and laugh whenever they see it, but I love it.

After my son was born I missed my bump, I felt a part of me was missing. As I was breastfeeding I kept my boobs for a while.

I’m glad Rihanna is flying the flag for pregnant women and telling them that it’s okay to be pregnant and still be desirable and sexy.

I’ve heard bitchy comments from people like, “You’d think she was the only woman in the world to ever be pregnant,” but they miss the point.

To Rihanna, and to quote her song, she is the ONLY girl in the world right now. It’s great that she’s happy and loving how she looks.

I hope she’s getting lots of action, too. I did!

GEORGETTE CULLEYAfter my son was born I missed my bump, writes Georgette[/caption] InstagramStars like Kylie Jenner still manage to look fashionable during pregnancy — but Georgette says she wasn’t able to find what she wanted on the high street pregnancy clobber rails[/caption] InstagramHelen Flanagan looked absolutely phenomenal in this sexy lingerie set[/caption]

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My bitter ex told lies to my friends about my ‘small manhood’ after I dumped her 0 40

DEAR DEIDRE: MY ex is so bitter about being dumped that she is spreading nasty rumours around our friendship group – saying I’m rubbish in bed and have a small todger.

She never complained when we were together, but last week she told the girls in our group that being with me was “like kissing a soggy lettuce leaf” and that she “literally didn’t feel a thing when we were having sex” because I’m so small.

My ex is so bitter about being dumped that she is spreading nasty rumours around our friendship group – saying I’m rubbish in bed and have a small todger

I’m 25 and she’s 24. I think part of it is jealousy.

She knows a couple of the other girls fancy me and I think she’s trying to sabotage any chance I have with them.

Not that I’m even planning anything.

She’s so insecure and has a vicious tongue on her.

I’m tempted to let each of her so-called friends know what she really says about them in private.

Even her best friend gets a nasty critique every time she posts anything on Instagram.

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Her top is either too short, or her hair looks like wire, or her laugh is fake . . . it goes on and on.

I don’t regret splitting up with her but this last trick has really infuriated me.

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You could maybe reply with: “Let’s just say she never complained when we were together and nor have any of my other exes.”

Your friends will soon see her behaviour for what it is – jealous insecurity.

My partner said he was on a work trip – but he was actually getting married and on his honeymoon 0 28

DEAR DEIDRE: MY partner said he was on a work trip two months ago, but he had actually got married and been on honeymoon.

Our relationship had become a bit predictable, but we still had regular sex and nice days out with our two young sons.

My partner lied about his work trip – he was really on his HONEYMOON

I’m 32 and he’s 37. Our sons are four and two.

When he returned from his “work trip” he blamed me for his cheating, saying I had let myself go and didn’t pay him enough attention.

He then told me he’d “traded up” for a better model. It didn’t stop there.

He said that his wife, who is 27, is absolutely stunning and makes him feel special.

Apparently this woman was a barmaid he’d met on a golf trip and they had been seeing each other for six months.

He told me all this, then marched upstairs and packed his games console and his clothes and drove off out of my life.

The thing is, we always talked about getting married but when we had kids there always seemed something better to spend our money on.

Mutual friends have told me he has moved into a new-build home on the other side of our small town and his wife has plenty of family money.

My sons are really missing him and I don’t even know how I feel.

Sometimes when he comes to visit the boys I beg him to come home.

But other times I’m so angry with him, I refuse to let him in.

Now he is accusing me of stopping him from seeing his children.

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Surely he can’t just show up when he likes?

I’m a mess and need to start getting a grip for the kids’ sake.

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DEIDRE SAYS: I’m so sorry your partner ended your relationship in such a cruel way.

This man sounds selfish and immature, and quite frankly the way he has treated you is emotionally abusive.

It won’t feel like it now, but you really are better off without him.

He is behaving like he still lives in your home, by just turning up unannounced.

Tell him firmly that you would encourage a good relationship between him and your sons but he can only collect them with prior arrangement.

Start to put down your boundaries.

I’m sending you my support pack When Parents Fall Out, which you could pass to him to help explain why you need to co-operate for the future wellbeing of your children.

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