Sexual identity is a significant and encompassing aspect of one's personality — sexuality plays an essential role in how we feel about ourselves, how we relate to others, how others relate to us. Self-image can be shaken. Women wonder if they can have sex again, whether they can attract a partner, whether the partner will stay, whether having children is possible. Paralysis itself doesn't affect a woman's libido or her need to express herself sexually, nor does it affect her ability to conceive a child.
NEW YORK, Kerry Grens Reuters Health - Despite a widespread belief that sex during the later stages of pregnancy can jumpstart labor, a new study from Malaysia found no differences in the timing of delivery between women who had sex near term and those who abstained. Tan Peng Chiong, an obstetrics and gynecology professor at the University of Malaya, and one of the authors of the study. Tan said that many women believe intercourse can induce labor, and scientists have proposed plausible biological explanations for why it might help. For one, semen contains a hormonelike substance called prostaglandin, which is used in synthetic form to induce labor.
D o you know the best time in the month to try for a baby? Traditionally, it is all about the fertile window, the five or six magical days in which pregnancy can occur. Ovulation, which typically happens around the 14th day of a cycle, releases a mature egg into the fallopian tube — but the egg only lasts for 24 hours.
Well, sure. But the good news? It could be anything from your hormones to getting used to your new body. In the third trimester, a growing belly can start making sex more awkward. During pregnancy, you might feel anything from erotic to sensual or far removed from wanting to have sex.