Sex Guide Menu

· Sex Guide Home
· Sex Directory
· Sex News




Sex and Sexuality Articles

· Sex Positions
  · Differences in Sex Positions
· Sex and Sexuality
  · Sex and Teasing Sounds
  · Sex Therapy
  · Stress X Sex
  · Sex and Diabetes
  · Sex and Religion
  · A Sex Rapport
  · Sex Power
  · Sex Background
  · Sex versus Disability
  · Sexual Urges
  · Pornography
  · Sexuality Stuck in a Rut
  · Sexuality After Furthering
  · Circumcision
  · Afraid of Sex
  · Demystifying Sex Myths
  · The Indispensable Aftermath
  · Eroticism and Sex
  · All Out Sex
  · Elderly Sexuality
  · Sex in the Movies
  · Sex Games
  · Sex Around The World
  · Sexual Deviations
  · Stress and Sexuality
  · Sex Myths
  · Sex is Good
  · Sexual Behavior
  · Sexual Healing
  · Sex in Today's World
  · Sex Terms
  · Overactive Bladder
  · Sexual Identity
  · Senses and Sexuality
  · Sex After Childbirth
  · Alcohol and Sex
· Oral Sex
  · Oral Sex: Self Fellatio
· Anal Sex
  · Anal Sex Techniques
  · Pleasure with Anal Sex
· Masturbation
  · Masturbation and Frigidity
· G Spot
  · The Male G-Spot
· Safe Sex
  · Condom Wearing
· Sexual Health
  · Sexual Hygiene
  · Sexual Disorders
· Sexuality For Males
  · Premature Ejaculation
  · Men and Penis
  · Seduction
  · The Secrets of the Clitoris
  · Male Orgasms
  · Erectile Dysfunction
  · Penis Size
· Sexuality For Females
  · Sex Post Childbirth
  · Woman With Cancer
  · Nymphomaniacs
  · Breast Self Exam
  · Female Orgasm
· Sexuality For Couples
  · Having a Sex Quickie
  · Sexual Passion
  · Sex Attraction
  · Sex Desires
  · Male Sexual Climax
  · Cheating
  · Exquisite Sex Relations
  · Relationships
  · Spicy Talking
  · Marriage
  · Dating
  · Sexual Games
  · Sex Relationships
  · Will vs Obligation
  · Having Sex
  · Issues on Penis Size
  · Sex versus Love
  · Group Sex
  · Sex and Love
  · Sexual Commitment
  · Betrayal
  · Sexual Attraction
  · Virtual Sex
· Sexuality For Parents
  · Sex Talk
  · Sex Abuse
· Sexuality For Gays
· Sex Toys Guide
  · Sex Shops
· Alternative Sex
  · Masochism
  · Bondage
  · Fetishism
  · Sadomasochism
· Sexual Fantasies
  · Other Sexual Fantasies
· Aphrodisiacs
  · Viagra
· Sexual Dysfunctions
  · Pedophilia
· Sex Offenders
  · Sexual Crimes
· Contraceptives
  · Endometrial Contraception
  · Condoms
  · Sex and Contraceptives
  · The Morning After Pill
· Tantric Sex
  · The Belly Dance
  · The Sense's Recall
  · Sex Dance
  · Body Language
· Sexual Pleasure
  · Sex Energy
  · Sex Satisfaction
  · Sex and Libido
  · Sex Linked Desire
  · The Female Orgasm
  · Chemistry of Pleasure
  · Erogenous Zones
· Kissing
· Pregnancy
  · Sex During Pregnancy
· Sex Diseases
  · Vaginism
  · Herpes Simples
  · Gonorrhea
  · Dyspareunia and Vulvovaginitys
  · Peyronie’s Disease
  · Vaginal Vault Prolapsed
  · Syphilis
  · Hysterectomy
· AIDS
  · Women and AIDS


· Buy Sex Toys

New 2007 Free Sex Positions
· Sex Flicks in the Living Room and Office
· Sex Positions Summer
· Sex Forum

Sexuall.org in other languages

Sexo - Sexuall.org en Español
Sexe - Sexuall.org en Français
Sexo - Sexuall.org em Português



Friend's Sex Sites

· Masturbation
· Free Sex Positions
· Free Sex Guide
· Female Masturbation
· Anal Sex
· Kama Sutra Sex Positions
· Oral Sex
· Female Sites
· Male Sites
· Sensuality Sites
· Sexuality Sites
· Sexology Sites
· Masturbation Techniques
· Female Male Masturbation
· Free Web Directory
· Free Cams

Sex Sites in Spanish
· Posturas Sexuales
· Directorio de Sexo
· Buscador de Sexo
· Kamasutra
· Directorio Webcams
· Sexo
· Sexo Oral
· Sexo Anal
· Sexo y Sexualidad
· Masturbación
· Técnicas Masturbación
· Pornografía

Sex Sites in French
· Sexe et masturbation
· Amour et Kamasutra
· Positions de Sexe

Sex Sites in Portuguese
· Sexo e Namoro

More on Sex Guide

· Search
· Recommend this site
· Polls
· Contact us
· Site Map
Home -> Sex and Sexuality -> Sex After Childbirth

Sex After Childbirth

Sexuality

Today, the search for information about sexuality during the post-childbirth period becomes more and more frequent. This issue is usually brought to the doctor’s office along with fears, myths and doubts, which end up by increasing the couple’s anxiety.

According to most clinicians, the woman is able to have vaginal intercourse again one month after childbirth. That’s because at the moment of the labor a small cut at the opening of vagina (episiotomy) is made, to make the passage of the baby easier, which is sutured right after birth. The entire process of recovering takes about two weeks.

Most obstetricians agree that intercourse should be avoided during these first two weeks, to prevent an eventual rupture of the sutures, infections, bleeding and pain. After the first two weeks, although the process of recovering is almost finished, many women had reported stories of extreme pain and discomfort. Thus, clinicians usually recommend abstinence until the occasion of a post-birth exam, which is performed thirty days after childbirth, when a physical exam is executed, as well as family planning, when the couple is about to choose a birth control method. Same procedures are taken in case of having a baby by the cesarean method. Moreover, it’s noticed that many women lose their interest for sex during the first two or three months and then start to show sexual desire again. This new stage in the life of the couple is very delicate, and it’s worth a lot of attention and understanding.

The woman naturally has her attention and concern focused on her baby. Her daily routine is changed. She now tends to dedicate all of her time to the newly born toddler: feeding him/her, cleansing him/her, taking care of him/her, most of the time she even leaves aside taking care of herself. So she ends up by dedicating a very short time to her partner too, who’s basically also stunned with the arrival of the newest family member, but soon he starts to show interest in retaking the sexuality of the couple, however in some cases feeling rejected, refused.

Several factors may interfere on the retaking of the couple’s sexuality. Myths such as the vagina of a woman who had a baby by the normal method becoming too loose, or the man having to avoid sucking the woman’s nipple because it may sour the milk. Those myths still are common among people that lack proper information. The duality woman-lover Vs. woman-mother viewed by the partner who can’t disassociate these two images is also common due to religious convictions. The woman’s self-esteem concerning her image (when the woman sees herself just as a mother but not as a woman), post-childbearing depression, traumatic obstetrical experiences (psychological factors) are aspects which turn the retaking of the relationship very hard to accomplish.

At any rate, since it’s all a delicate situation, it’s important to maintain an open dialogue channel. It’s essential to clear up all doubts and fears with the help of professionals, books and articles about the subject, to promote a restart in the sexual life of the couple. Thus, it’s important that when retaking their sexual life, the couple should keep calm and patience. The use of lubricants may be helpful in the first sexual intercourse. When it comes to sexuality, we should always keep in mind that sex is a relation of affection and not just an act of penetration. It calls for maturity, respect, and knowing yourself and your partner, alongside will power to break some obstacles and doubts that might appear along the way.

By Kelly Cristine Barbosa Cherulli
Psychologist and Sexologist






Sex Friends

Search our Personals:
For
Between the ages of:
&
State/Province
Country

Sex Friends

Free Sex Web Cams

New 2007 Sex Positions



Sponsors


Free blogs and photoblogs. No pop ups.

Sex Poll

[[POLL-TITLE]]
[[OPTION-POLL]]

Our Sex and Sexuality Experts

 

Adriana Sommer da Costa
Psychologist and Sexologist


Kelly Cristine Barbosa Cherulli
Psychologist and Sexologist
 

Dr. Darci L. D. Janarelli
Gynaecologist

Jonatas Dornelles
Anthropologist
  Anne Griza
Psychologist