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Tips for Resuming Sex Postpartum: Overcoming Physical and Psychological Difficulties

When couples attempt to resume sex postpartum, the problems that may arise usually aren’t due to a loss of physical or emotional attraction. In fact, couples may be more in love than ever after the birth of a baby. However, between caring for the new baby and trying to deal with changes in your body and your relationship, it can be hard to know exactly when or how to get your sex life back on track. It’s not that women don’t want to engage in sex postpartum—it’s that couples need to work together to rekindle their connection.

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Maintaining Intimacy as a Quadriplegic: A Couple’s Guide to Paralyzed Sex

Contemplating sex after paralysis can seem like a daunting task, especially when your paralysis reaches the level of quadriplegia. And yet sex is very often the first question on our lips after the paralysis.  Mitchell Tepper, a clinical sexologist and quadriplegic for more than thirty years, remembers that “when I woke up in the hospital, I was still in intensive care and as soon as they took my breathing apparatus out, the first thing I asked was if I could still have children[.]  I was 20 years old, kids weren't on my mind yet, but instinctively when you're in this position, [you think] ‘What’s my sexual future?’”The path back to healthy sexuality may be complex, but quadriplegia doesn’t have to prevent you from...

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