What happened to sex?
I’m too embarrassed to actually admit how infrequently I’ve had sex since the obligatory post IUI bout. (And even then, doctor’s orders were to screw that day and for the following two days and we managed only that same day.) And since you know all about my uterus and orgasms and whatnot, you know the number is SMALL if I’m not willing to spit it out, ’cause I’m pretty frank with y’all. But it’s even smaller than you think.
My sex drive is deader than it’s even been, and that’s saying something. It was dead leading up to this IUI. It was dead during it, and it has remained dead. And yeah, the never-ending cold and not sleeping well and being extra tired and feeling a little pukey and not wanting my breasts touched isn’t helping, but I don’t think those factors would stop me if I were actually hankering for some man meat.
What the fuck, y’all? Frankly, it’s becoming a bit alarming. I’ve heard that the more sex you have the more you want, so maybe I just have to force it until I warm up again. (Gee, doesn’t that sound both healthy and enjoyable?) I’ve also heard that the second trimester can revive the sex drive. But what if it doesn’t? What if I never want to have sex again!? And I also know that most of us go through periods like this, but this feels extra severe, and, I dunno, weirdly continuous with the whole IF has killed my sex drive experience. It seems like things should be DIFFERENT, now that things are, you know, different. Any words of encouragement? Any tips for rekindling the flame?