In the third and final part of Mamamia’s Intimacy Stories series, we chat to Bronte about how they maintain their connection, in spite of being busy parents.
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Bronte and Rob, together 12 years with two children.
Bronte and Rob have been friends since they were five years old.
“I got to know him well when we were teenagers. I loved his smile, his eyes and how kind he was. I still love all those things, but I also love him because he is such a supportive and brilliant dad to our girls.”
The couple don’t have as much time for each other now they have two young kids, but they try to make the little time they do have, count.
“At weekends when both kids nap, we head into the bedroom, even if it’s just for 10 minutes.
“We feel like getting alone time helps us to remember what it was like before children.”
Bronte says that while their sex life is not all that adventurous, at the moment ‘vanilla’ sex is quite enough.
“Maybe in another decade we’ll get more experimental but we are just happy to have some time together. It does occasionally feel like we have to schedule sex in. If a week has gone by and we haven’t had sex, one of us is always keen to intimate!
“I think knowing each other and what we do and don’t like in the bedroom doesn’t make it any less sexy. The passion and the sexual chemistry are still there for us and after having gone through some tough times together, our connection is deep.”
After they had their second daughter, Bronte admits it did affect how she felt about sex and it took some time to feel comfortable again.
“At my six-week appointment post-birth, my doctor said I was physically ready to have sex. But emotionally I wasn’t quite there. I had received stitches so I was worried it would be painful.