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I don’t find my pregnant body very sexy, and neither does my husband. What can we do?



Our inability to see ourselves as sexy during pregnancy may be due to the combination of mood swings, nausea and the omnipresent photos of too-thin celebrities. However, being sexy isn’t about your body; it is a state of mind. What did you do before to feel sexy? Go dancing? Get a massage? You can still do those things. In terms of dressing your changing body, maternity clothes are far more sophisticated and flattering these days. As for your husband, we often make assumptions about what our partners are feeling. But unless you have a conversation, you may never know.

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Logan Levkoff, M.S., is a sexologist, author of Third Base Ain’t What It Used to Be and the mother of one.

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