Women nowadays are also open to this kind of activity. Since masturbation is known to be a substitute for sexual penetration and may bring satisfaction to both partners when done mutually, the question is, is it safe to masturbate when pregnant? It would be safe to perform masturbating while pregnant because it does not affect your baby, nor does it give any physical stresses to it. In fact, masturbating is known to relieve the stress. Moreover, masturbation is also known to give a much satisfying sexual pleasure than the actual sexual interaction itself.