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Bethenny Frankel: Post-Baby Sex Just Isn't The Same!

Wed, April 20, 2011 8:37am EDT by 1 Comment

The ‘Bethenny Ever After’ star says her first time having sex after giving birth was ‘like sticking my foot in a pool of cold water!’ Ouch!

Everyone knows it takes a little while to get back in the swing of things after having a baby, but Bethenny Frankel, 40, makes it sound like childbirth is the end of your sex-life!

“It was like sticking my foot in a pool of cold water,” she tells Redbook about her first time back in bed with hubby, Jason Hoppy. “I could have gone on forever not having sex. It wasn’t a personal thing toward my husband — I think Jason’s the sexiest man alive. But it was kind of nice to be like, ‘Nope, store’s closed.'”

Hey HollyMoms, was your “first time” that bad, too?

Bethenny, who had a C-section when delivering Bryn, 11 months, says the main reason for avoiding sex was the pain. “It doesn’t matter where the baby comes out; they still cut stuff,” she explains. “It was kind of like being a virgin,” Bethenny says. “We had to tread lightly.” TMI! Jeez, she’s not afraid to let it all out there, eh?

And once you deliver the baby, there’s a new person to look after aside from yourself, which Bethenny says is another reason “sex still isn’t the same.”

“If it’s date night, I’m putting on lingerie and we’re having sex,” Bethenny reveals. “If it’s the weekend and our schedules aren’t crazy, we’re having sex. But the fact that I’m even using the term ‘date night’ shows how different things are now.” But still, Bethenny tries not to ever turn Jason down. “I don’t say no,” she admits.

And maybe that’s a good thing, considering the happy couple are trying to have Baby No. 2! “We throw caution to the wind and use the withdrawal method now,” she says. “If we got pregnant again, we’d be happy.”

What do you think about post-baby sex life, HollyMoms and Dads?

–Leigh Blickley

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