Lockdown has left many couples struggling to make time for sex.
As the whole family is stuck inside together, the environment isn’t exactly a sensual one.
So to reclaim some sense of intimacy, a mum made the decision to tell her kids when she planned to get jiggy.
Jamie Beth Cohen, mother to children aged eight and 11, hoped this would give her more ‘private time’ with her husband.
The Pennsylvania-based writer told HuffPost : “A few months into our self-imposed quarantine, a few months in which I felt like having sex with my husband was akin to sneaking around ― and not in the good way, like when you’re 16 and riding on the back of the ‘bad boy’s’ motorcycle ― I decided to tell the kids exactly when we were having sex.”
Jamie was tired of “lying” about what she was getting up to the bedroom so told her kids: 'If I close the door and turn on the fan in the hall, please leave us alone. We’re having sex.’”
Even though the children “giggled” and “squirmed” when they found out what their parents were getting up to, they didn’t end up being bothered in the end.
Jamie was pleased her kids “left (them alone)” and allowed the couple to reconnect in the bedroom.
While she admits her “sex positive” approach to parenting won’t be for everyone, she believes this will be “beneficial to them as young people”.
The mum added: “Have I scarred my kids in some way by informing them when and why my husband and I close the door and turn on the fan? Maybe.
“But I hope when they think back on the mess that 2020 has become ― if we are all lucky enough to live long enough to look back on it, no guarantee these days or ever ― they will approach the idea of sex (and, when they start having it, the act of sex) with less shame and secrecy than I did, and they will value how much their parents cared about each other.“
Jamie isn't the only parent to open up about how they make time for sex.
Meanwhile, many find it handy to schedule in their steamy romps.
Joe Wicks is even a fan of this regimented approach to intimacy!