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Sex while the baby is in the bed?

These parents admit that they make love while the baby is in the same bed.

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Having a baby means that your personal space is compromised- it’s difficult to do anything in the home without the baby being there- but here’s an interesting admission, according to the local.com: More than a third of Swedish parents have said that they have made love while their baby is in the same bed.

Notes HuffPost, it’s common knowledge that the parents to a newborn suffer challenges to their love-life, but it appears that the Swedes have a solution- simply make do with the space that you have!

Cold country, hot parents?


Says HuffPost:  “Of the over 600 Swedish moms surveyed, 48 percent have sex once or twice a week (4 percent said daily, the rest varied greatly). In comparison, 40 percent of American parents, cited in a different survey, said that sex was so rare, they might as well be sleeping in separate beds.”

Although the American parents (59% of them) said they were ok with having sex while there was an infant in the same room, this was considered less shocking than having sex in the same bed as a sleeping baby.

The key could be that Swedish parents are more comfortable with the idea of having the baby sleep in the bed, whilst their American counterparts are less willing to admit that they have the baby in the bed with them.

Despite the fact that Swedes are finding more time for love, obviously there is a limit to how much romance can take place while there’s a tiny person in the bed, and they say they’d still like to be able to spice it up a bit more.

Do you think it’s ok to make love while there’s a baby in the same bed?

By: By Scott Dunlop

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