Here’s one for the “tell us something we don’t know” file. A story coming out of India today suggests that having a baby can put the kabosh on a couple’s sex life. It doesn’t say that explicitly, but one of the tags used on the article is “ruin,” so it’s an easy conclusion to draw.
The story chalks the lack of sexy time up to the additional workload that comes with having a new mouth to feed around the house. Constant feedings and diaper changes, lack of sleep, it’s all a killer in the bedroom. Putting out is the last thing a woman wants to think about when your demon spawn has been running her ragged all day, apparently. But it’s not just women who feel the fatigue. The article also points out that men may suffer from a lack of interest if physical changes in the wife are too extreme or “if they come home tired from work.” In India, only men work and only women get fat, apparently.
But it’s not all bad news. A few experts (meaning people who have kids) weighed in on the subject and some report just the opposite. For example, actress Tara Sharma says that the bond between her and the husband was immediately strengthened once she gave birth. Although, that could possibly be attributed to the fact that she went from looking pregnant to once again looking like this…
That’s just a hunch on our part though, we’d probably hit that even if she was pregnant, so we’re quite likely the last people you should ask for an opinion on the matter.
Whatever the case, a lack of sex after child birth is not a good thing. Dr Minnu Bohnsle says, “Sex is a way for the woman to feel close and bonded with her man. If this is missing, she may end up feeling lonely and abandoned. To add to this, she will also end up feeling overwhelmed with the task of motherhood.”
So do the right thing, fellas. Don’t ignore your lady after she was kind enough to carry your kid for nine months. But maybe use some protection this time, have you met that last kid of yours? A total asshole, that one.