The fertility journey can be an exciting, yet stressful time for many couples. With the focus often shifting towards conception, sex can become more goal-oriented and less about the emotional and physical connection with your partner. If this sounds familiar, rest assured that you are not alone. It is a normal part of many people’s fertility journey, but there are ways to bring back the joy and intimacy in your relationship.

Understanding the Shift

When trying to conceive, sex can sometimes feel like a scheduled task rather than a spontaneous and enjoyable experience. This shift can create pressure and stress, potentially impacting both partners’ emotional well-being. It’s important to acknowledge these feelings and recognise that they are valid and common.

 

Reconnecting with Your Partner

To move away from a goal-oriented mindset, it can be helpful to introduce practices that emphasise present-moment connection and physical intimacy for the sake of deepening your bond with your partner. Here are some examples:

Mindful Touching: Spend time exploring each other’s bodies without the immediate goal of intercourse. This shifts the focus to presence, physical touch, attraction and emotional intimacy.

Date Nights: Set aside regular time for non-sexual dates where you can focus on each other without the pressure of conception. Enjoy activities you both love and use this time to strengthen your emotional connection.

Communication: Openly discuss your feelings, desires, and fears with each other. We often recommend to our clients to plan a night with their partner at the beginning of their cycle, where they can openly discuss their plans for the cycle in regards to conception. Having these monthly goals outlined at the beginning of each cycle, allows each partner to take responsibility and focus on their own fertility practices. This then allows trust between you as a couple, and when this trust exists, it creates space when you come together for natural sexual currency to flow and expand.

 

Expanding the Concept of Sexual Energy

Sexual energy and attraction go beyond what happens in the bedroom. Here are a few ways to explore and enhance this broader aspect of your relationship:

Emotional Intimacy: Engage in deep, meaningful conversations. Sharing your dreams, fears, and hopes can create a stronger emotional bond that in turn enhances sexual attraction.

Physical Affection: Simple acts of physical affection, like holding hands, hugging, and kissing, can maintain physical intimacy and connection.

Sexual Currency: Sexual currency refers to factors that, while not directly related to sex, enhance the sexual experience. This includes a clean, inviting bedroom, managing stressors to ensure your partner is mentally present, and appealing to the senses with soft lighting, pleasant scents, and soothing music. These elements create a healthy and happy environment for intimacy and connection, enriching your overall sexual relationship.

 

Pleasure and Connection

One of the unique aspects of human sexuality is that it’s not just about reproduction. Humans are among the lucky species that can engage in sex for pleasure and emotional connection. Embracing this aspect can help shift the focus from solely trying to conceive to enjoying the shared experience of intimacy with your partner. Remember, a healthy sex life is not just about frequency or performance; it’s about mutual satisfaction, emotional bonding, and enjoying each other’s presence.

 

Final Thoughts

The fertility journey can undoubtedly be challenging, but maintaining a healthy and happy sex life doesn’t have to be another stressor. By focusing on connection, communication, and the broader aspects of intimacy, you can nurture a more fulfilling and enjoyable relationship with your partner. Remember, the journey to conceive began with deep love and connection as a couple. Amidst the stress and focus on conception, don’t lose sight of that original bond and the joy of being together – it’s the foundation of the family you’re working to create.

If this is a topic that sparks your interest and you’d like to know some more, I highly recommend looking into Diana Richardson, Janet McGeever and Dr Karen Gurney. They are all incredibly smart women with great insight into sex, relationships, desire and the world of intimacy.

– Gené xx

 

Leigh Moir - Master of Reproductive Medicine<br /> Bachelor of Health Science (Acupuncture)<br /> Master of Infertility (Note: this is a self appointed qualification that Leigh feels only those that have travelled the path of infertility for a number of years can truly master ~ If you know, you know…)<br /> Qualified Esoteric Acupuncturist<br /> Qualified Fertile Life TM Practitioner<br /> Qualified Practitioner of NLP<br /> Qualified Hypnotist<br /> Level III Qi-Fit Qigong Instructor<br /> Member of The Institute of Functional Medicine (currently completing certification)<br /> Diploma of Paramedical Science<br /> Co-Founder of Shamanic Heart Medicine
 
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(underactive adrenal glands), Naturopathy for symptoms of Congenital adrenal hyperplasia (genetic disorder affecting adrenal glands), Naturopathy for symptoms of Ovarian cysts (abnormal fluid-filled sacs in the ovaries), Naturopathy for symptoms of Premenstrual syndrome (PMS), Naturopathy for symptoms of Premenstrual dysphoric disorder (PMDD), Naturopathy for symptoms of Menopause and perimenopause, Naturopathy for symptoms of Turner syndrome (genetic disorder affecting sex chromosomes), Naturopathy for symptoms of Androgen excess disorders (e.g., hirsutism, acne), Naturopathy for symptoms of Ovarian hyperstimulation syndrome (OHSS) (can occur with fertility treatments), Naturopathy for symptoms of Anxiety disorders, Naturopathy for symptoms of Depression, Naturopathy for symptoms of Hypertension (high blood pressure), Naturopathy for symptoms of Hyperlipidemia (high cholesterol), Naturopathy for symptoms of Allergies, Naturopathy for symptoms of Migraines, Naturopathy for symptoms of 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