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7 Reasons the Cold Wife Stereotype Is Bad For Our Sex Lives

In marriage, marriage advice, motherhood, relationships, sex, women's issues on March 14, 2016 at 8:10 pm

Movie after television sitcom after insert another media outlet portrays mothers as cold fish: “I have a headache and don’t want sex tonight,” ad nausem. Somehow, mothers (women) are always too tired, have a headache, shut their partners out, or just don’t want sex. All of this is bollocks. This isn’t to say that a mom won’t “shut down” a partner for a variety of reasons, especially in the few months or first year of an infant’s life, but that the cold frigid wife stereotype needs to go for a variety of reasons.

1. We Aren’t Here to Be On-Demand Sex Toys

Portraying women as unavailable and frigid sexual partners sort of assumes that we are supposed to be available for sex any time our partners want it. Sorry, but that’s not the case. Sometimes, a partner doesn’t deserve a round of “bedroom hockey.”

Read More: 7 Reasons the Cold Wife Stereotype Is Bad For Our Sex Lives

Watch What You Say (& Think),

Laura

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