A mum was criticised after she shared a post about “love-making” with her husband while her baby is in the room.
Sally Mustang, who welcomed her son Azure Sitara Mustang on February 15, thinks society should stop stigmatising intimacy.
She said its “natural” to get close with her husband Mitch Gobel while her little one is nearby.
The post proved to be controversial, with some telling the 30-year-olds that it's "inappropriate" for children to be subjected to “adult topics”.
One critic said: “Imagine if he came to you at eight years old and said he was ready to have sex, because sex was such an open topic in your household.”
Sally deleted the post following backlash – but has since defended her comments.
On her Instagram stories, she released a statement clarifying that “love-making” usually involves kissing and massage.
She insisted she doesn’t “make her son” watch her with her husband, before adding that her open-plan house makes privacy difficult.
The Instagrammer told her 325,000 followers: “Hey everyone, please note I have worked and studied a lot with sex and sexual trauma.
“In noooo way am I subjecting my son to this so if you have had a hard story when it comes to sexuality, I’m really sorry this happened for you and am sending you love from my heart.
“I understand that your projections will be deep and probably judgemental on me.”
She continued: “When I say love-making it means making out, massage and anything me and Mitch define as love together.
“When I say Azure was present I also mean he is asleep, moved to the other side of the bed.
"(I wonder how many other new parents have done this?! Kissed and cuddled while Bub is asleep).
“He could be playing on the rug with his toys, while we are away on the couch.
“Our house doesn’t have any rooms that aren’t connected so basically we are in one big room in our house. (We don’t sit him down and make him watch us AT ALL).
“What I meant when posting last night is that free love should be shared freely, we should kiss and touch our loved ones.”
Sally said her intentions were to encourage other parents to be more “free”.
She also explained her decision to delete the post was because of “attacks” on her family.
The mum added: “I was encouraging freedom in a way, big apologies for the triggers, and if I hurt someone’s feelings with my post.
“Deleting the post due to some really bad energy there and attacks on me and my family.”