Postpartum Sexuality Resources

If you want to learn more about our research, or stay up-to-date on our ongoing work, please visit the Couples and Sexual Health Lab website or follow us on social media:

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If you would like to talk to a therapist about your sexuality or sexual relationship, you can search for one near you using the following websites:

Canadian Psychological Association

The Board of Examiners in Sex Therapy & Counselling in Ontario (BESTCO)

Society for Sex Therapy & Research (SSTAR)

American Association of Sexuality Educators, Counsellors and Therapists (AASECT)


If you’re interested in learning more about the topic of sexuality during the transition to parenthood (i.e., in pregnancy and postpartum period), you might read these evidence-based blog posts written by members of our research lab:


  1. Fear-Based Reasons for not Engaging in Sexual Activity During Pregnancy
  2. Sexual Distress and Sexual Problems during Pregnancy
  3. A New Baby in the Bedroom
  4. How does Sexuality Before Pregnancy Affect Sexuality During and After Pregnancy
  5. Sexual Desire Discrepancy and Sexual and Relationship Satisfaction among New Parents
  6. The Prevalence of Dyspareunia and Genito-Pelvic Pain in Pregnancy
  7. New Parents: How empathy for your partner can be beneficial for your relationship post-baby
  8. Research Spotlight: Division of Labour and Sexual Satisfaction in First-Time Parents

Or check out some other great articles about sexuality and parenthood:

        It’s Not Just You:Some New Parents Stop Having Sex For Years

After Baby, can Parents Ever Regain that Lost Lovin’ Feeling?

Five Tips to Make Post-Baby Sex More Than Just a Nice Idea

Sex After Childbirth: Everything you Need to Know

Canadian Study Looks at Sex Lives of First-Time Parents


Here are some additional resources that may be of interest.


If you would like to learn more about sexuality and relationships more broadly:


If you would like to learn more about mental health and wellbeing:

  • This website provides education and support to help individuals improve their mental health and wellness
  • This website provides support and information to people with mental health concerns, along with their family members and other loved ones



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