Bulletin: New, expectant parents having less sex!
Babycenter.com, the parenting Web site, has just released a survey on the sex lives of new and exepectant parents. The results probably won't surprise busy Mommas and tired dads. More than 5,000 new and expectant parents said that they are still having sex, but compared to a similar survey in 2003, they are getting it on a lot less often.
What's really interesting about the results is how men and women differ on what's going on in the bedroom. When asked how pregnancy had changed their sex lives, 42 percent of women said that their bedrooms are as G-rated as a 1950's sitcom, while 38 percent of men feel the same way. (Not sure if men are more satisfied or just more deluded.) The survey added that 34 percent of all respondents said that their desire for sex fell during pregnancy.
And like Seth Rogen in Knocked Up, men worried more about having sex during pregnancy because they thought the baby would feel it -- 38 percent of dads vs. 27 percent of Mommas.
Finally, parents were asked: If it's Saturday night and the kids are asleep, what would you rather do? Seventy percent said get some sleep or watch TV or a movie. Only 18 percent said they would be knocking boots. Five years ago, about 27 percent said they would rather be under the sheets -- but even then, sleep (32 percent) won out!
A couples' therapist named Jonathan Rosenfeld blamed the failing economy: "Worrying about how you're going to keep your job and pay your bills doesn't put you in a sexy frame of mind."
One more thing to blame on the failing econcomy. Check out all the survey results including a bit of happy news in all the gloom.
-- Sherry Robinson
[Photo: That's Katherine Heigl and Seth Rogen getting the "good" news about her pregnancy in Knocked Up.]