Rekindling Your Sex Life After Baby
Sex after having a baby is the last thing many new parents think about, but a healthy sex life is important to your relationship. Here's how to bring sexy back. Plus, 5 rules for a satisfying sex life.
Wanna Reconnect? Three ways to bring sexy back:
Afternoon delight: “Don’t leave sex for the end of the day,” says sex columnist Kristen Chase. “By the time 8 p.m. rolls around, you’ve endured a long day and sex just won’t happen.” Instead of waiting until bedtime, jump on each other instead of jumping on Facebook when baby naps.
Be shut-ins for a night: “Date night is one of the most helpful marriage stabilizers,” says Dana Dorfman. “And it doesn’t have to break the bank.” Instead of hitting the town, stay in. “Exchange babysitting with another couple,” she says. “When they take your kids, don’t go out. Instead, have ‘naked night’ in the bedroom, snuggle, watch TV, talk and have a picnic on the bed.”
Add to your repertoire: “You’ve gotta teach yourself some new tricks,” says Chase. Whether it’s perfecting the art of the quickie or ordering some salacious TV, updating your sexual schematic is essential.