10 Truths About Sex For A Parent

An excellent weekend to start talking about this topic!

A bit of a risqué topic for around these parts but the birds and the bees are a fact of life. A couple’s sex life changes quite a bit when a baby comes along but so does like... the whole world. It’s just one of these things.
Focusing on the intimacy in your relationship may not be a priority for quite some time and as always communication is key.
When the time does come to reignite the owl flame, you may notice a couple of things have changed.
Just for fun – here are 10 truths about sex as a parent.
  • A quickie is absolutely not a bad thing. It happened. There’s time for coffee. All is well with the world.
  • There may, in some cases, be a high five involved at the, er, end?
  • The day you’ve shaved your legs and wore a pretty dress is almost certain to be the day that nothing happens. It will be the day where the kids have a melt-down and the roof gets a leak. That day where your hair is plastered in dry shampoo and you have yesterday’s dinner on your t-shirt? It’s show time.
  • When you refer to the bed as being where “the magic happens” you are most likely talking about the joyful moments that your child is sleeping.
  • In keeping with above – a bit of creativity and imagination may be required when it comes to setting the scene. The utility room has never felt the same since....
  • You’ve gone from hoping that every single “time” resulted in a pregnancy to being absolutely TERRIFIED that any time will result in a pregnancy.
  • Nap-time is a golden opportunity to fold clothes, cook dinner or..... not do those things. Sometimes a frozen pizza for dinner is worth it!
  • Sometimes it’s the only thing that will dispel the stress or crankiness that may be floating about the house. Turns out you just needed a... bit of love making.
  • You’ll notice an incredible ability to ignore all nappies (possible dirty) toys and parenting paraphernalia on “location”.
  • Believe it or not, for many, it’s now better. Less frequent but BETTER.
Written by Tracey Quinn, Staff Writer, with Family Friendly HQ. 


Tracey Quinn

Proud mum of two who got married on Don't Tell The Bride and had an accidental home-birth (loves a good story). She's passionate about breastfeeding, positive thinking & all things cosy.

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