What are the barriers to having physical intimacy in the context of an otherwise good relationship, i.e. where there are no other significant issues like adultery or violence?
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I think the way that we feel about our bodies it crucial. I remember being really proud of my body and what it was doing when I was thinking about my child, but not feeling pleased and apprecaitive of it when I thought about it as a sexual object!
LOL, twice a week would be amazing for some couples. :)
dragonflycolor,Twice a week would be a dream come true :-) They're also a lot of "empty nesters" who are in "sexless marriages". Don't blame the kids! We do things we (want) to do, (have) to do, and if in the mood things we (need) to do Priorities
Really interesting point about viewing the other person as a parent...I guess this has all kinds of connotations about growing up and being like your own parents (most probably a non-sexual being!).
I definitely agree about the exhaustion.
Quite right. It takes times to recover and some of your attention gets drawn towards your child thereby decreasing or disturbing your lust towards sex.
I hadn't thought about this, but yes it makes a lot of sense. Particularly the social aspect of food too, sharing food and being uninterrupted when you eat, versus eating with small people and all that that entails...