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Q: My partner and I have a nine-month-old and our sex life is virtually non-existent. any recommendations for how to get us back on track?

Lezlie says...
Did you notice that newborn babies have a sinister form of orgasm-ESP? They immediately require assistance whenever one or more parents approach climax. As far as I can tell, they grow out of it at around six months. Assuming that your child has, too, ask yourself: Are there any physical impediments to getting it on, such as lingering pain from episiotomy or tearing? What about emotional hitches? Are you both ready to have sex again? If no other hold-ups apply, I’ll wager you just can’t find time at the end of the day for a romp in the sack (or the shower, or the backseat or wherever). Welcome to parenthood. The trick is changing your routine. Do it in the morning. Do it when Teletubbies is on. Schedule sex dates. Do whatever you can, as often as you can, to fit sex in. If it gets you back in the saddle, as they say, it’s all good.

Lezlie Lowe has two jobs: 1) freelance writer/broadcaster/researcher, and 2) mother of two young girls. Guess which is more difficult. Send her your parenting questions here.