- Vaginas are scary!
Giving birth: it’s a traumatic process, long and drawn out, often resulting in scars and emotional trauma that can make it difficult to be interested in sexual intimacy for some time after the child is born.
Not for the woman, mind you. For the man.
Or at least that’s the situation according to Dr. Keith Ablow, in an article he wrote for the NY Times titled “A Perilous Journey from Delivery Room to Bedroom.” Where many of us might be tempted to focus on the difficulty of, say, the expectant mother squeezing something the size of a watermelon out of a hole the size of a dime, Dr. Ablow wants to remind us that there’s another person suffering in that delivery room: the male partner forced to view his woman’s cooter in a way he never wanted to see it.