Chances are, "doing it" isn't topping your to-do list these days — in fact, it might not even make your top ten. While there are some exceptions, most women lose that loving feeling during the postpartum period and beyond for a variety of reasons. First, as you already suspect — postpartum sex can be more pain than pleasure, especially if you've delivered vaginally but surprisingly, even if you labored and then had a C-section.
I was recently in Amsterdam for the 7 th European Conference on Positive Psychology and had a great time, meeting like minds, talking with far-flung colleagues and listening to fascinating and passionate speakers. Our hotel was, however, on the edge of the red light district and we passed through it several times. I have never seen such an array of Plastic Penises in so many shop windows — in every colour under the sun but with a preponderance of shocking pink, many of them meeting fantasy proportions.
SCIENCE is imbued with politics and ideology, inextricably influenced by the social and cultural context in which it is situated. This is never clearer than when sexuality, gender and reproduction are the objects of the scientific gaze. Sexual Chemistry is an archetypal example of this genre.
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Starting up sex again after the birth of a child can be a fraught issue for new parents. Now, a new study finds that much of what drives women's desire in the postpartum period are not physical factors, but psychological ones. In many cases, social factors such as spousal support and the baby's sleeping habits play a larger role in new moms' interest in sex than physical factors like birth trauma, the research found.
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It can seem like after having a babyevery aspect of life as you know it is different. From what I gather, incubating and then birthing a human does a number on your sleep schedule, your emotions, and your relationship with everyone from your partner to your parents. But inquiring minds mainly mine, because I'm equally fascinated by and terrified of pregnancy want to know: What is sex like postpartum?
Sex after pregnancy might be the last thing on your mind. Understand what to expect and how to renew intimacy with your partner. Sex after pregnancy happens.