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October 31st, 2010, 07:15 AM
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I've seriously never really put much thought into this before, but with some recent reading I'm starting to wonder now.

Do you view pregnancy/birth as a continuation or a part of your sexuality? Why or why not?

I'm still working out my own thoughts on this, I'm just curious to see what others think.
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October 31st, 2010, 11:17 AM
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Yes and no, and it's really hard to explain.

Yes, because it's part of being a woman, and usually you have sex to get that way, and it deals with your sexual organs, or gender organs. Which of course are multipurpose.

I can't explain the no part right now, it's just really hard to formulate my thoughts on it.
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October 31st, 2010, 03:15 PM
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yes. the best way I can explain how a contraction feels is like an orgasm except way more intense and it hurts.
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October 31st, 2010, 05:00 PM
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I'm going to say no. I've never felt like a less sexual person than when I was preggo & BFing. Sometimes I feel like Mommy-hood consumes my time & energy to such an extent that I lose the "sexual" part of my identity until I'm done BFing.
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October 31st, 2010, 06:10 PM
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I don't think so. I haven't put any thought into this before now, but so far it's something completely different.

It's kind of hard for me to grasp what sexuality entails actually. I don't think I could put it into words. Maybe if I could, I could give a more definite answer.
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October 31st, 2010, 07:01 PM
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I don't think so. I haven't put any thought into this before now, but so far it's something completely different.

It's kind of hard for me to grasp what sexuality entails actually. I don't think I could put it into words. Maybe if I could, I could give a more definite answer.
I feel the same exact way!
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October 31st, 2010, 08:13 PM
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Maybe not as part of it, but it does bring a new awareness to it. I'll have to stew on this for a few days and see if I can putt he right words to it.

I do think it's part of a guy's sexuality. At least for my DH. He does love him some big, milky Mama titties! (TMI, I know, but I couldn't resist!)
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October 31st, 2010, 08:52 PM
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I view it as a continuation just because of how it's a extension of my femininity. It made me feel whole as a woman. Maybe not in a "sexy" way, but in the female sex way.
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October 31st, 2010, 09:33 PM
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I view it as a continuation just because of how it's a extension of my femininity. It made me feel whole as a woman. Maybe not in a "sexy" way, but in the female sex way.
i wasn't sure how to explain it, but this is basically how i feel too!
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I do think it's part of a guy's sexuality. At least for my DH. He does love him some big, milky Mama titties! (TMI, I know, but I couldn't resist!)

My DH is exactly the same!!!!
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November 1st, 2010, 11:37 PM
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I didn't for the first few months of pregnancy, but I just hit six months and I am starting to. I had nearly two decades of infertility and feeling like "less of" a woman than everyone else, before my pregnancy. Watching my body change and do what women's bodies are made to do is really empowering and almost sexual. Looking at my giant belly, swollen breasts, wide hips, and all the rest is a total turn on for me.

It probably helps that my fiancee thinks pregnancy is the sexiest thing ever. Every little thing my body does, even the disgusting things, turn him on.
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November 2nd, 2010, 06:20 AM
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I don't feel any less of anything when pregnant or as a mother.
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November 2nd, 2010, 09:02 AM
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Does it feel sexy? No. But does it fulfill me as a woman? Yes. I think it is a continuation of sexuality, meaning exactly that... the spectrum continues. You can obviously draw a line between sex and getting pregnant, so pregnancy is just further down the line in the sexual spectrum.

Having said that... I feel like a fat blob right now being 5 months PP. I have looked back at 8-9 month preggo pics and I am way more confident in my pregnant body than right now. I feel proud that I cooked someone and went through that experience. More so this pregnancy and birth than with my other two, maybe age and wisdom is a factor there? Or maybe the knowledge I gained while pregnant this time thorugh researching and having a succesful home birth?
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November 2nd, 2010, 05:38 PM
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I view it as a continuation just because of how it's a extension of my femininity. It made me feel whole as a woman. Maybe not in a "sexy" way, but in the female sex way.
Yes, that.

Do I feel like having sex while pregnant or breastfeeding? No, not really. But I do feel beautiful and fully woman. It's like a different facet of womanhood. So maybe not sexy in the normal way.... but sexy in a I'm-a-woman-hear-me-roar kind of way.
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I don't think so. I don't feel sexy and I don't feel fufilled as a woman. I love my girls but having them has changed me in ways that feel very unsexy and sometimes unfeminine. I leak urine and feel different down there. My boobs are barely recognizable (though DH does love them) and I mostly feel 'motherly' instead of 'feminine'.
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