Hi! I’m Sarah J. Swofford, freelance writer, sex educator, and author of “From Ouch! To Ahhh…The New Mom’s Guide To Sex After Baby.”
I believe moms—especially moms of babies and little ones—are underserved when it comes to easily accessible, relevant to a mom’s life sexual education. I bridge this gap with my writing, speaking, and coaching.
Moms are looking for easy to understand, relatable information that pertains to the challenges that being a sexual woman, a parent, and a partner, can bring.
On this website I explore sexuality research, issues like effective sexual communication, libido differences, and sexual self-esteem—always through a lens of sexual empowerment for women. The Resources section contains helpful sexuality books, websites, and more.
I am a sex educator and writer with over a decade of experience teaching sex education across the country. I’ve worked in Washington, DC, New York City, Missouri, and now am based in Oregon where I live with my family. I have a master’s degree in public health from the University of Missouri and a bachelor’s from American University.
My real-life credentials are that I’ve been married for over fourteen years and have two young children, so I know first-hand the challenges of balancing motherhood and life—including a sex life. My articles have been published in national and international publications and I am the author of “From Ouch! To Ahhh…The New Mom’s Guide To Sex After Baby.”
Ready to start reading? Try these.
I suggest starting with, why the sexuality of moms is IMPORTANT!
A post about sexual shame and it’s lingering effects.
An important read for anyone who doesn’t want to have sex.
An interview about top sex tips for new dads.
Interviews with moms about their sex lives (search terms: friday five and sex lives of moms).
Also, be sure to check out these get-in-the-mood ideas and inspiration.
Do you have a question you want answered? Or ideas you want to share? Send it to firstname.lastname@example.org.
And as always, thanks you so much for reading!
We all know sex is how babies are conceived. So why is it so hard to find information about sex after pregnancy? From Ouch! To Ahhh…The New Mom’s Guide To Sex After Babies (currently available in all digital bookstores) will guide any new mom through the physical and emotional changes women go through after childbirth that affect their sexual lives.
Through the stories of other new moms, along with research and anecdotes, From Ouch! To Ahhh… normalizes the sexual difficulties new moms experience. It teaches couples how to practice healthy sexual communication so that new parents feel emotionally connected regardless of how much sex they are or are not having. It also empowers new moms to explore sensuality and eroticism that belongs first and foremost, to themselves.