Naya Rivera is getting pretty
open about her sex life with husband Ryan Dorsey -- perhaps in preparation for her upcoming tell-all
In her new blog for People
, the 28-year-old actress tackles "getting through the second trimester slump" of pregnancy, specifically, how sex with the 31-year-old Justified
actor has changed.
"Things like sex with my husband became a bit odd for me due to the fact that I was now limited to about two positions in order to not squash -- as my husband puts it -- 'it’s roof' or have the baby (my belly) staring him in the face," Naya shares. "I feel like men are constantly imagining their baby winking at them when they make love to their pregnant wives thus making sexy times more few and far between."
Naya also admits that after getting through the extreme fatigue of her first trimester, feeling "100 percent" came with its own challenges. Namely, that she actually couldn't do all the things that she wanted to do because she was pregnant.
"I was ready to hit the town in a cute outfit, grab cocktails with my girls, have wild sex with my husband … Oh, but wait, I’m still pregnant," she writes. "There were times during my second trimester when I felt so good that I forgot I was still carrying a child. ... But how awful is it to feel like your old self again, but not be able to participate in any of those fun activities you once took for granted?"
Giving up alcohol was particularly hard for the former Glee star.
"During this time I had many a vivid dream about martinis and the occasional cigarette that felt so real I found myself panicking when I awoke thinking that I must have sleep smoked or drank," she admits. "I didn’t of course, but was deeply repressing my urge for my old life."
Though that's not to say that Naya also doesn’t feel the intense joys of carrying her first child.
"With all of these massive, and sometimes difficult changes happening, there is one thing about the second trimester that makes it all worthwhile: Those first real kicks from your baby," she shares. "I will never forget the moment Ryan felt the baby kick for the first time. It truly was one of those precious memories I will have forever."
Naya and Ryan have been married since July 2014, when they tied the knot in a surprise ceremony
in Cabo San Lucas. In February, they announced they were expecting their first child together
, coincidentally, the same day her ex-fiance, rapper Big Sean, dropped his album Dark Sky Paradise
. Watch the video below for more on her surprise wedding.