Wondering what to expect when she's expecting, Dad? When I was asked to write about sex during pregnancy, I was thrilled. What a great service I could provide, I surmised, especially since I'd already been down that road twice. Your sex life will continue but, like the rest of your life, it will change.
Decreased Sex Drive During Pregnancy
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Women can go for years, decades, without sex. So can men, of course. Not having sex and not wanting sex are two different things, but if you know you're not going to have any you stop thinking about wanting it and get on with something more important in your life. Most women I know well enough to discuss it with, stop wanting sex once they have as many children as they want. The women I know who have completed their families and are now divorced or widowed, well, that's all folks! For woman who still wants more kids, and whose partner is temporarily unavailable, it depends on the balance between her commitment to her partner vs her commitment to having that next baby soon, and the availability of an acceptable alternative partner.
8 Benefits of Sex During Pregnancy
Why do some couples sizzle while others fizzle? Social scientists are studying no-sex marriages for clues about what can go wrong in relationships. Married men and women, on average, have sex with their spouse 58 times a year, a little more than once a week, according to data collected from the General Social Survey, which has tracked the social behaviors of Americans since But there are wide variations in that number.
But should it have been a red flag? Well, maybe. In , The New York Times reported that about 15 percent of married couples had not done the deed in the past six months to a year. As for how much sex a healthy couple should be having, that varies—and is up to the couple to figure out. And of course, there can always be an off-week—or longer.