Known for his guilt-free speeches and his “body positive” approach, the model Ashley graham again raised subjects that are still quite taboo, such as sexual relations during pregnancy and the postpartum period.
Fears, pains, apprehensions … Sex during and after pregnancy remains relatively little discussed, even though it is a real concern of future and young parents.
“A lot of women have asked me, ‘Are you afraid of having sex again?’ Not at all, because I know my vagina was made for having a baby and for pushing it, and I knew it was going to come back to normal right away ”, told the magazine. People the 33-year-old model, whose little Isaac celebrated his first birthday last January.
As for sexuality after childbirth, the star did not mince words:
“When you have a newborn baby, it usually sleeps for a few hours. So we put it in the cradle across the room and get going, ”said the new mother.
As for sex during pregnancy, Ashley Graham believes it is time to talk about it more openly, especially among women. “Because there is this huge bump that can be sensitive if you lay down on it or change your position. I asked each of my friends who have had babies or who are pregnant: ‘What positions do you go for?’ It should be a normal conversation between mothers, ”she said in an interview with Vogue magazine.
Remember that apart from clear medical reasons (threat of premature childbirth in particular), there is no contraindication to the practice of sexual activity during pregnancy. The same thing for the postpartum: it is up to women and themselves to decide whether they feel ready to resume sexual activity. Note also that penetration is not the only possible option: oral sex can allow time for healing, especially in the case of an episiotomy or a tear of the perineum.