According to the American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists ACOG , nearly three out of four women experience pain during sex also called dyspareunia at some point during their lives. The solution: Luckily, the way to fix this is really, really fun: more foreplay. There is no set amount of time that foreplay is supposed to last, so take as long as you and your partner need. There are factors like medications that can affect your ability to be properly lubricated.
You should understand that your body has gone through a lot during pregnancy and delivery. Most mothers do not even have it on their priority list to get back into bed with their partner. Of course, if you still feel so maxed out and sore due to the tears and stitches or uninterested due to baby blues or the fear of having a painful experience to deal with, your doctor might tell you to wait it out. Time will come when you no longer feel that way and that for you is the perfect time to have sex again. You have to gradually get yourself ready. Allow your body to heal. The healing process might take different times for different mothers and your partner might start feeling restless or agitated.
Photo: Getty Images. Anal sex may seem taboo, but behind closed doors, plenty of women have tried it: According to a survey published in a issue of the Journal of Sexual Medicine , more than 1 in 3 women ages 19 to 44 has tried it at least once. Skip experimenting if you have hemorrhoids or are having digestive issues, and use plenty of lube.
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