Kourtney Kardashian reveals she had sex with husband Travis Barker while already 3cm dilated

Kourtney Kardashian recently revealed that she had sex with her husband while she was already dilated.

Now, Kourtney and Travis have been pretty open about their relationship, all the way from the difficult and grueling moments down to the intimate nitty-gritty details of their sex life.

The pair’s recent revelation involves how the 45-year-old spent her time with her husband between hospital visits right before she was due to give birth to the pair’s first child together, Rocky.

During last week’s episode of The Kardashians, the Poosh founder admitted that the couple got down and dirty while she was already 2cm dilated.

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It all started when Kourtney was forced to go to the hospital to prepare for labor. However, when she got there, she was told that she was only 1-2cm dilated, which is not enough to actually give birth,

The Poosh founder then FaceTimed her sister Khloé Kardashian to debate going home, which they ended up doing.

“So we went home, ate at Crossroads, showered, slept in our bed and then we had sex to get things going,” she told cameras in a confessional.

“That can help sometimes,” she added about having sex while pregnant.

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According to a report by The Bump, sex in late pregnancy has long been touted as an at-home method for bringing on labor contractions.

Prostaglandins are hormone-like substances found in semen and released by a woman’s body during sex, though it’s not a sure-fix to induce labor completely.

“It’s true that semen can help start preparing your cervix to open and dilate, but it won’t put you into labor,” Rebekah Mustaleski, a certified professional midwife and compression director with Motif Medical told the outlet. “It might make your cervix more responsive to your contractions once you are in labor, though, so sex at the end of pregnancy is usually a good thing!”

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Oxytocin is also released during sex for women, especially during an orgasm.

“It’s what causes all of those wonderful feelings during climax. It’s also why some women feel crampy after they have sex, because the oxytocin is also causing the uterus to contract,” Mustaleski explained.

“But unless your body is already prepared for labor, the oxytocin released during orgasm isn’t going to put you into labor. There are several other hormones required to complete the ‘labor cocktail,’ and without all of them, you’ll just have a good time with your partner,” the midwife added.

So while it may seem strange to some to think about sex while being dilated, it can actually prove to be beneficial for the labor process.

After their intimacy, Kourtney and Travis went back to the hospital the next day where they finally welcomed their baby boy.

Rocky was born in November 2023.

The Kardashian also shares three other children – Mason, Penelope, and Reign – with her ex-boyfriend Scott Disick.