(Facebook / The Modern Mumma)
Sex during pregnancy can be tricky. Try as you might, you just may not be that into it ever. Australian mom Mel Watts, who runs the blog The Modern Mumma, got really real about pregnancy sex in a recent Facebook post and we are giving her a slow clap. Watts, who is nearing the end of her 4th (!!!) pregnancy, and try as she might, she just can’t embrace the “sexy” side of pregnancy the same way that other women can. “You know there are some women who thrive when they’re pregnant. They love a bit of loving from the big D and then there’s people like me.” She wrote. She goes on to talk about her pregnant body and how she’s just not feeling the idea of being sexy. It’s definitely not for everyone.
Well here I am.
Beach whaled AF.
Wearing a liner – not because I’m that kind of wet.
I have a rash on my stomach from stretching skin.
My breasts are weapons they’ll knock anyone out.
My last shaving job was a touch a feel job.
I’m filled with 10 fingers, 10 toes and all sorts of body parts that stick out.
Yes Mel Watts. You are absolutely right. By the end of pregnancy especially, you just feel…meh. Try as you might, mustering up the energy it takes to turn on the sexy is practically impossible. Stretch marks, heavy boobs, hairy legs, these things don’t lead to the warm fuzzy feelings one needs to tackle as Watts but it “the big D.” In the picture that accompanies her post, all you can see is her bump and her eyes. She openly admits that the last time she shaved her legs she had to do it based on touch.
No one can blame her for just not being that into it. But Watts gives credit where credit is due. Despite her utter failure at being the “sex goddess” she attempted to be for her husband, he totally doesn’t mind. “And he’d still happily call me beautiful and sexy. Like what is wrong with this man? I’m at my worst. I’m leaking, I stink, I moan and grown, I’m hairy and I reckon I’d have more sweat under my titties than he’d have in his gooch on the hottest summers day. And he still wants me.”
She then wonders if he is just the type of person who “likes this kinda situation.” before just deciding that it doesn’t really matter why he loves her still, just that he loves her. If he still thinks she’s sexy, even when she is just so pregnant, he sounds like a keeper!!