Most parents will tell you that one of the more challenging things about having a baby, especially if you already have one, is getting back into the sack with your partner. Often there just isn’t time, and even more often, no one has the energy. Chrissy Teigen, not someone known for mixing words very often, gave a recent interview to Women’s Health where she got really candid about how having two kids has affected her sex life with husband John Legend.
The mother of two admitted that she’d just been cleared to have sex and start exercising again after the birth of her second child Miles earlier this year. But, when it comes to sex in particular, a lot of things seem to have changed.
“It doesn’t matter who you are – even if you’re a sexy R&B crooner or an ex-swimsuit model, you’re just tired!” she said of her post-pregnancy sex life. “We still have that passion for each other, but are we doing it randomly in a dressing room? No!”
So, fortunately, for the sex-deprived new parents everywhere, it turns out that even the most famous among us deal with the postpartum sex drought. Still, sex is a massive part of most romantic relationships, and it can be hard to be okay with the fact that your relationship to it has changed radically. Moreover, the sometimes uncomfortable body changes combined with the painful healing process aren’t the most well-advertised addons of having a child. Some new moms describe never thinking about sex at all, while for others, it’s on their mind constantly and the baby, naturally, just ends up being the priority.
Either way, Teigen explained that she still gets the urge to put the moves on her husband, but knows that the trek back to the bedroom it’s allowed to be a marathon, not a sprint.