If you think sex after baby is doomed to be a dreadful event, think again. Not only can it be just as glorious as pre-baby sex (if not more so), but there are actually things you don't have to sacrifice for your postpartum sex life and in order to have a good time. No, seriously. I'm not talking about immediately after labor and delivery (obviously, although if you're feeling up to it, you do you), but once you're healed and get the green light to get it on, you don't have to give up as much as you think for the experience to be, err, worth the time and energy. Trust me, I know.
After the birth of my kids, the last thing I wanted to do was get back into the position that put me in the delivery room in the first place. Sex, honestly, sounded awful. While that feeling eventually disappeared once I healed and my hormones found their way back to normal, I still felt like I had to sacrifice everything that makes sex great in order to just, you know, have sex in the first place. Some things were forfeited in order to make it less uncomfortable, and others were left behind because I felt like it's what my partner needed.
In the time since (and two kids later), I now know better. I know that my postpartum sex life (and your postpartum sex life, dear reader) doesn't have to be so complicated. No, really. It's supposed to be fun and satisfying and not something you come to dread. Here are some things you don't have to sacrifice when it's time to get busy.