The postpartum body is full of surprises – an extra lump here, a little scar there, and a different shape all over. Mamas who've had c-sections, often have the added bonus of a little "ridge" that appears above their scar, and no amount of diet or crunches will melt it away. For those looking to rev things up in the bedroom, who can't see beyond their baby battle wounds, SexCies will be introducing the CorCelette (price not yet determined) next week. The lingerie shapeware is specifically designed to flatten that extra fold of skin. Created by a mom-of-three that was avoiding intimacy due to postpartum body issues, the garment places faux fur against the scar area to reduce irritation and keep women feeling good in bed. Would the SexCies CorCelette work for you?
Make your marriage a priority in 2011! Date nights are fun, but it takes more than just a once-a-week meal together to keep the flames burning at home. Before squeezing yourself into some uncomfortable piece of lace, check out these tips for stoking the fire at home!
There are three sides to every story, but sometimes the numbers just don't add up! While most of the postpartum focus is on mothers, a new Evenflo Savvy Parents survey polled both men and women about their post-baby sex lives. The report said:
Forty-seven percent of new moms say they have less sex now than before they had kids. Interestingly, only 20 percent of dads report less sex as a result of having kids.
Either fathers are inflating the amount of action they are getting or the dads are seeking that aren't mom. What's your opinion?
Sex may not be the first thing on a new (or experienced) mother's mind, but it certainly isn't the last. A whopping 54 percent of LilSugar mothers said they had sex on or before they were six weeks postpartum. And most hot mamas weren't far behind! So we asked mothers if the arrival of children changed their sex etiquette. Here's what they had to say!
- Sleep is fleeting when parents are dealing with young children. But once exhaustion sets in, it can be hard to find time for intimate activities. When opportunity knocks, 68 percent of moms said sleep takes precedence.
- Prior to the pitter-patter of lil feet, couples may feel compelled to christen every room in the house. Once the space is shared with children, 74 percent of parents spend more time in the bedroom.
- A busy household has lots of noise! If bedroom antics add to it, 91 percent of moms said they try and keep it down so their offspring won't hear them!
- Even when the kids aren't home, 85 percent of couples consider certain areas off limits for doing the deed. In the heat of the moment, they are opposed to places like the nursery or playroom.
- When they have work, kids, and carpool to contend with, parents have hardly any time to lounge around. When you are lusting for a lil love, 85 percent of couples opt for quickies.
Sex may not be the first thing on a new (or experienced) mother's mind, but it certainly isn't the last. A whopping 54 percent of LilSugar mothers said they had sex on or before they were six weeks postpartum. And most hot mamas weren't far behind! So we're curious once kids are in the house, what (if any) type of sex etiquette comes into play? Chime in!
Not all moms need marriage and the carriage. Self magazine's August cover girl, Bridget Moynahan, didn't. Though she and ex Tom Brady split before their son John, 2, was born, the actress's social life wasn't affected. She said:
When I was six months pregnant, my belly was like an enormous watermelon. But it didn't hamper my dating life! I do look at men differently now; there's a whole category that isn't in the running: somebody who doesn't want a family. And, while I'd love to have more children, I'm not sure I want another on my own. One is portable; two are not. Anyone I date is going to have an open heart. I never had the fantasy that I was going to get married and have three kids and live in a house with a white picket fence. I couldn't ask to be in a better place right now, and there were multiple things that made all this — having a beautiful son and work I'm proud of and supportive friends — come true.
All women don't buy into the conventional dream; did you?
Oh snap! Finding the perfect bra is much like Cinderella slipping her foot into the glass slipper — a life-changing experience. While women tend to spend a significant amount of time thinking through their prepregnancy, maternity, and postpartum wardrobes, few give their underpinnings a second thought. Before buying another item of clothing, consider these five bras that will take a woman through the various stages of motherhood.
Put your novel on the nightstand and flip through this book! Sex Is Fun! Creative Ideas for Exciting Sex ($15) is a no-holds-barred guide to spicing up a lackluster sex life for those who are willing to experiment. Filled with 36 chapters of cartoon-like graphics and descriptions of new positions, interactive games, and toys, the book may have you rushing to bed before the sun sets. Spice up Father's Day by skipping family brunch and handing your honey this text!
They aren't all single ladies anymore! Sex and the City 2 opened last night, and two of the fabulous foursome — Miranda and Charlotte — are mommies. Sex may not be the first thing on a new (or experienced) mother's mind, but it certainly isn't the last. A whopping 21 percent of LilSugar mothers say they had sex before they were six weeks postpartum. And most hot mamas weren't far behind, so in the spirit of the film's release, here are a few ways to bring sexy back for women with children who still need a nudge!
Playdates aren't just for the kids. On last night's Parenthood, Crosby takes Jabbar to his friend's house, but the boy's mom wants to hook up with the single dad more than hang out. During last week's episode, Joel tells Julia that Sydney's best friend's mom tried to kiss him. In both cases, friendships between children are involved so the parents are put in an odd position. If you ended up in this type of a situation, how would you react?