50 Shades of Grey Mama Style

Did you know that one of the two most common complaints women report to their doctors is low libido? Well, the popularity of the new novel 50 Shades of Grey certainly suggests otherwise. So where’s the disconnect? Check out what Mollee Bauer of pregnancy.org had to say about this.

“It’s not easy feeling sexy in regurgitated breast milk and hair that is matted with mashed bananas (which of course has been strategically placed by your wee one).

Sex and motherhood – is that an oxymoron?

These days, it seems that women aren’t necessarily raised with a sense of entitlement to sexual expression. Moms face antiquated notions that maternity and sexuality shouldn’t even be in the same room. Lots of mothers mention that their desire for sex didn’t go away when they had children. Instead, they insist the desire gets buried under mounds of conflicting demands for their time and attention.

If you ask a mom about her sex life, you’ll most likely hear, “Sex? What’s sex?” It’s a well-known statistic that parents who are living with children (especially younger children) only spend 20 minutes each week being intimate with one another. There are always exceptions but sadly this seems to be the norm.

How does sex and motherhood fit into self-care? Fulfillment in this arena is just as important for your overall self-esteem, not to mention emotional and physical well-being. Like meditation, sex is good for the soul. Just because you’re a mom doesn’t mean you’re dead.

Today’s guest Mollee Bauer, is founder of Pregnancy.org, the premiere online health site which gives moms the tools they need to empower themselves, feel safe and get advice
on how to take care of, pamper, and check-in with themselves. These tools help them conquer their challenges and overcome obstacles to self-care.”

2 thoughts on “50 Shades of Grey Mama Style

  1. I really appreciate the two posts on sexuality this week. This is such a taboo and uneasy topic for many. However, it is a key part of every person’s identity and an important aspect of healthy partner relations in the marriage or union. If a woman cuts this off, she also cuts off one important dimension of her relationship to her partner. Not only is sexual health a part of self care, it is also a part of emotional health, self esteem, and emotional intimacy with the very important other half of the parental unit. Thanks for including this topic.

  2. We agree 100%. Sex is an important part of emotional and relationship health. I know it’s still an uneasy topic for many women and yet when they come in for counseling, it’s often an important concern. Most of the time they’re relieved to discover it’s “okay” to talk about which is why we wanted to bring it up here. Thanks for your comment.

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