Does trying for a baby kill a sex drive?

Does trying for a baby kill a sex drive?

Nearly half (40%) of people who struggle to conceive no longer enjoy sex according to a new survey by home conception aid

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Did trying for a baby take its toll on your sex drive? A new survey suggests 40% of people who struggle to conceive no longer enjoy sex.

The research by The Stork highlights the emotional toll on couples who are struggling to conceive.

Nearly half (40%) of people who struggle to conceive no longer enjoy sex according to a new survey by home conception aid, The Stork. Fertility is a big issue, affecting 1 in 7 couples in the UK and in research conducted to coincide with National Fertility Awareness Week (27th October-2nd November 2014), the full emotional impact of conception struggles are revealed.

Nearly half of respondents (48%) said infertility has affected their relationship with their partner, of these 41% said they argue more and 24% admitted it's pushed them apart. Over a third (35%) said the impact on intimacy is significant and nearly 1 in 5 admit they only have sex at ovulation time. Research was conducted amongst 500 men and women who had been trying to conceive for 12 months or more.

Can you relate to these findings? Did trying for a baby reduce your sex drive? Tell us your experiences via Facebook or Twitter.

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