It will come as a surprise to absolutely no one that having kids can turn your life upside down. Saturday morning sleep-ins quickly become a thing of the past, just like catching up with friends at a moment’s notice or having the ability to work from home uninterrupted for more than two and a half minutes.
The arrival of children can render your pre-kids life unrecognisable in many areas, but perhaps none more so than the bedroom, which is kind of ironic given that’s where it all started.
When couples find themselves deep in the trenches of parenting where time, energy, and privacy become scarce, the mere logistics of sex can get tricky.
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So, how do parents keep the intimacy alive after kids? Anya Grichina, sex and relationship counsellor at Intimate Matters and Jacqueline Hellyer, clinical sexologist at The LoveLife Clinic explain more.
Why is sex so important, anyway?
Now, before we dive in let’s just back it up a little and think about the importance of sex for a sec. Anya describes it as being multifactorial, saying: "If you look at physical intimacy, physical touch is actually a requirement of the body to produce specific hormones just in order to survive and thrive."