Mum Says Sex Life Has Improved Since Telling Her Children When She’s About To Have Sex!
Sex is usually something we hide from our kids. Whether it’s waiting until they’re asleep or at a friend’s house it’s definitely not something we like to announce is about to happen!
One mum though, says she wanted to be honest with her eight and eleven year old and now informs them whenever she’s about to get down and dirty with their father.
Writer Jamie Beth Cohen, from Pennsylvania in the US, said her sex life has dramatically improved since making the decision to be honest with her kids about her and her husband’s sex life. Saying she usually waited until they were out the house at school, sports clubs or playdates she says now it’s been impossible due to the pandemic.
Writing on HuffPost, Jamie said: “A few months into our self-imposed quarantine, a few months in which I felt like having sex with my husband was akin to sneaking around – and not in the good way, like when you’re 16 and riding on the back of the ‘bad boy’s’ motorcycle – I decided to tell the kids exactly when we were having sex.”
Jamie said she told her kids: “‘If I close the door and turn on the fan in the hall, please leave us alone. We’re having sex.’”
Initially the kids giggled at the thought but they quickly got used to it and left the couple alone.
Jamie said that as well as making sure they were having sex it brought back the intimacy the couple had been lacking. She added that if they are forced to give up grown-up nights in restaurants, “we were going to have good sex”.
While this approach may not work for all families, Jamie says it’s done wonders for her.
She said: “I hope when they think back on the mess that 2020 has become – if we are all lucky enough to live long enough to look back on it, no guarantee these days or ever – they will approach the idea of sex (and, when they start having it, the act of sex) with less shame and secrecy than I did, and they will value how much their parents cared about each other.”
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