Sex is normal, and honestly, without it, none of us would be here reading. So let's dig into sex during pregnancy, and see what's true, myth, recommended, normal, or requires further thought.
Motherhood is the highest expression of sexuality! Let's face it -- sex spells reproduction. It is, biologically, a reproductive act. To remove the notion that sex is a need is to strip us of one of the most readily available stress-reducers, intimacy enhancers and overall wellness enhancers for both partners.
I know that this is a little bit off topic but I am in great need of advice.
I have been married for 6 1/2 months. I love my husband very much and I do find him quite attractive. But over these months I have found that my desire for intercourse has dropped off the face of the earth. At first it hurt but I thought that it was just because I was new at it. Yet things did not get better. I can not seem to get turned on for more than five minutes max. I have never had an orgasm.
Dear Dr. Laura,
I need professional advice because I have no idea how to approach this issue.
I should give up much of myself to help nurture and feed the baby while juggling the management of the older kids. I've done it and will willingly do it again. I'm a team player and I do love bonding with my babies. But I'm in a near state of panic about losing my nookie for the foreseeable future.
Why do so many mothers lose desire, and how can they reclaim it?
As you enter your third trimester, the last phase of your pregnancy, physical intimacy with your partner and his feelings about your new baby may change dramatically. Some of these adjustments may have begun earlier in your pregnancy, but they reach a peak during the third trimester.
With the increasing change of your shape, you may need special reassurance from your partner that you are still feminine and desirable. Read more about what's going on!
Approximately 30 million men in the United States have trouble achieving or maintaining an erection, and though there are effective treatments for erectile dysfunction, most of these men do not seek treatment...