Children are tiny miracles and their smiles are pure magic. They can also be the quickest way to extinguish potential sparks between you and your partner. Don't get me wrong, having a child is not an immediate death sentence for your sex life. But unlike college roommates who understand what a sock on the door means, most kids lack subtlety when things like empty sippy cups qualify as door-busting emergencies. From curious kids to tantruming toddlers, there is seemingly no shortage of unpredictable and hilarious ways kids ruin sex.
In a way, having children can give you super human skills you never knew you had. In order to try and keep a healthy sex life after kids, you can develop ninja-like reflexes to quickly shut and lock doors, become surprisingly stealth and agile so you do not wake the kids, and, of course, learn how to use your precious time very, very efficiently.
Sure, you're probably familiar with all the standard tropes seen in television and films where an unsuspecting child walks in on their parents in a compromising position, but if you're an actual parent, you know that there are so many more ways for kids to ruin the moment. See if any of these scenarios (unfortunately) sound familiar.