After having a baby, so many of women rely on intuition to get through those first few months. Whether it's breastfeeding, sleeping, or being ready for post-baby sex, women tend to focus on what makes them feel good and what just feels right. But sometimes you need a little bit of science to prove we're on the right track, like finding scientific reasons that sex is better post-baby.
I know, post-baby sex is not a topic many like to talk about. In fact, it may be something you've been worrying over since before you were pregnant. Not only are you caring for a newborn infant that is completely dependent on you, but you're also recovering from a major physical change (whether you had a vaginal birth or a C-section). And do I even have to address the fact that you may not want anything near your vagina for quite some time?
But studies have shown that enjoying post-baby sex isn't a myth. Research from the University of Michigan found that not only are women engaging in sexual intercourse frequently after birth, but they're also interested in masturbating, proving that the sexual desires are still there after giving birth. In fact, further analysis of the research discovered that the desire for sex was not just because of a sexual attraction, but also the need for intimacy during those first few months of parenthood. And although many like to blame breastfeeding or lack of interest for a lack of post-partum sex, the study proved that assumption wrong as well. When a couple was not having sex, they blamed fatigue and stress for being the reasons why.
Despite this particular scientific research proving that postpartum sex is a thing that actually happens (no matter what the sitcoms try and say), it doesn't necessarily encourage people to believe the sex will be better. But these four scientific reasons prove that sex improves post-baby. Thanks, biology!