Parents and sex

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Whether you’re making babies, trying not to make them, keeping the kids out the bedroom or keeping the teens out of bed, sex is our constant companion as parents. Click on the links to Parent24 stories that will tell you more.

It starts at the beginning, with conceiving a child – or trying to. Studies have shown that women undergoing infertility treatment are more likely to have reduced desire and arousal.

Once you’re pregnant, you might start worrying about the effect of your sex life on that little person floating in there so close to the action. The obvious question is: Can sex harm my baby?

But if the sex drought goes on too late, a parent can start getting edgy. After all Mommy wants a sex life too!

If you do get it together, embarrassment and confusion can arise if you’re caught in the act by a 4-year-old.

When you’re a sexy single parent, finding a suitable window of opportunity to get together with a lover can be even more tricky.

And if it’s not us having sex – it’s them! Here’s why your teen could be having sex (apart from the obvious).

How would you react if you found that your teenage son had been looking at porn on the internet? Is teens and porn a different issue today from when you hid Playboy under your mattress?

When you feel it’s time for a talk about sex, here’s what our expert recommends.

Is sex a taboo subject in your home? What do you tell your children?


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