Between the potential changes to your body, the lack of sleep that comes with raising a newborn who only snoozes a few hours at a time and adjusting your schedules to accommodate the wee people in your life, your sex life will be different after you have kids.You can still find time to make the bedroom magic happen, but it might not be the same as it was. Here’s the ten types of sex parents have.
1. The first time you have sex after giving birth.
You both want this, but you’re also both afraid of you getting hurt. Accomplishing the goal takes priority over the quality of the activity this time around. Lube is your friend here.
2. The “we really should do it because it’s been awhile” sex.
When you stop to reflect, you can’t remember the last time you did the deed. It may feel strange treating sex like an item on your To-Do list, but once you get going, you’ll wonder why you waited this long between engagements.
3. The baby is napping sex.
There’s something slightly naughty about having sex in the middle of the day while the baby is sleeping. It’s great because it’s too early to be truly tired like you are at night, so you can really enjoy yourself without that voice in the back of your mind wondering if you’re wasting precious sleep time before a 2 a.m. feeding.
4. The baby is fussy sex.
You both really want to get busy, but the baby has been really teething and is super fussy, so you know she could wake at the slightest noise if she hears you from down the hall. Somehow trying so hard to be quiet adds a level of forbidden fun to your bedroom activities.
5. The IOU sex.
You told each other that tonight would be the night, but you both had a really long day and bath time was a struggle, so you mutually agree to table the sex until tomorrow. Or maybe the night after that.