The Passionate Stepmom: Creating the Sex Life You Deserve by Liana Palmerio-McIvor, RP
As a sex therapist, I see many different people with a range of issues. Some feel a need for sexual intimacy and some don’t. Some think they aren’t having enough sex. And some aren’t satisfied with the sex they’re having. Most, however, believe that sexual intimacy is an important part of their relationships.
Personally and professionally, I believe sex is important. But, as a stepmom, I know there are challenges
to making sexual intimacy an important part of our lives with our partners. Unlike people who evolved from casual dating to committed partnerships and then followed up with kids, we hit the ground running—with kids in the picture and a host of relationship details to work out from Day One.
As stepcouples, we haven’t had the same luxury of finding out how to be sexually intimate without children in our lives. Ours is a demanding position and it takes special care to remain connected sexually with our partners. As I’ve seen in my clinic, the good news is that the challenges stepmoms face can be met with a mindful approach … and a bit of work from both of you! …To read the rest of this article, log in to your account and download the February 2017 issue. Don’t have an account? Click here to subscribe.