There's a lot more that contributes to a healthy sex life than romantic dinners and skimpy lingerie. When your life has been rocked by major events, like illness, job loss and foreclosure, it's likely that the last thing you want to do is stoke the flames of passion. "Trauma can temporarily quash the chemical signals that affect arousal and desire," says Holly Hein, PhD, a Los Angeles-based psychotherapist and the author of Sexual Detours. However, it's important to note that Dr. Hein says the negative affects are just temporary-there is, in fact, a way to bring your mojo back. To put the heat back into your love life, read these tips tailored to different libido-stealing situations.
You're up all night changing diapers, you have stitches down there and your bloodstream is being flooded with a hormone called oxytocin, causing you to focus on bonding with your baby-not making love to your partner. "On top of these physical changes come emotionalRead More »from Rediscover Sex After 10 Stressful Situations