The Parent’s Guide To Great Sex
Good read for all the parents.
“HOW do we stop the kids killing our sex life?” is a question I’m often asked.
Trying to be a good parent and great lover isn’t easy, but there are ways to make it happen. Try any and all of the following:
Get a babysitter when you fancy trying something special and want more private time.
Make friends with other parents and take turns looking after the kids.
Have quick sessions when they’re engrossed in their favourite TV show. Put a radio on beside your bed to drown out your moans.
Don’t panic if (ohmigod, they’ll be scarred forever!) the kids do catch you in the act.
If they’re little, explain calmly that mummy and daddy were doing what adults do when they’re grown up and in love/married.
If they’re older, they’ll probably be more embarrassed than you and will have fled the room before their brain has even formed the word “Gross!” Avoid the awkward post-discovery moment with teens by using the situation as a springboard to have that birds-and-bees chat.
If you’ve already done it or they (or you) would faint or laugh if you tried, put some good, non-judgmental and informative sex books in their room.
Tell them they may or may not want to have a look through them. They might disdainfully deposit them on a nearby bookcase – but they’ll be sneakily reading them once you go to bed.