Getting It On: Sex and the Woman With Stepkids by Wednesday Martin, PhD
Let’s talk about stepcouple sex. Sex is different for stepmothers.
Let me explain. Sex is sex, of course, and in marriage it is frequently, well, vexed. Too much. Not enough. Too tired. Too stressed. Too worried. Too busy. But interviewing women with stepchildren and reviewing the psychological and sociological literature for my book “Stepmonster,” I found that women married to or partnered with men with kids face several very specific hurdles to a satisfying sex life. Mostly, they had difficulty achieving emotional and physical intimacy with their partners. This was the case for one or more of the following reasons. …To read the rest of this article, log in to your account and download the February 2016 issue. Don’t have an account? Click here to subscribe.