Good news for would-be moms: there is sex after babies. And it’s hot.
That’s the spin Rita Arens of BlogHer puts on a study released by iVillage earlier this month. They interviewed 2,000 married women and came up with some data about who’s doing what, when, where and how they feel about it.
The results were a lot better than conventional wisdom would have us believe.
Most of the iVillage moms said they get intimate with their husbands a few times a month; a substantial minority said they’re getting some over 10 times a month.
The love these hot mamas are getting is pretty good, too. Over half said they married the best lover of their lives. I’m surprised that number isn’t higher, actually, because for me it just gets better as we go along.
This is Arens main point. What you lose in early passion as the years pass, married partners get a chance to make up for by knowing each other inside and out. Over the years, you can try new things as they strike your fancy, and you know what turns your partner on. There’s also that pesky love thing; being with someone you love is pretty amazing, and presumably you love the person you married.
Having babies didn’t exactly improve my love life. But on the other side of the baby years, as we come out of the sleep-deprived coma, my husband is still a pretty sexy guy, and we have a lot of fun together.
For married couples whose sexual spark has really died, Viagra for women is being looked at seriously as a possible remedy.
What about you? How does your sex life stack up against iVillage’s data?