When a couple is trying for a baby, sex can become contrived and mechanical. Trying to conceive or after having a miscarriage can seriously impact on a couple’s sexual relationship. The focus from having a sexual experience into one of creating a baby can cause anxiety and pressure on both partners.
Premature ejaculation, delayed ejaculation or loss of desire are just some of the symptoms that can affect couples during this stressful time. So what to do?
Talking about these issues allows couples to reflect on their sexual relationship and enables them to make choices about how to move forward. If this feels too difficult seeing a therapist can also allow a couple to talk in a safe space.