"My baby boy is 16 months, and every time my husband mentions intercourse I get goosebumps all over. I guess it's just the thought of painful intercourse. I'd say, about 60 percent of time, I end up in tears."
Which isn't nearly as sexy as it sounds.
Sixteen months after giving birth. And that isn't even an extreme case. Read around in there -- just a few posts up is a woman who is still having painful sex after four years. If you're ballsy enough to type "painful sex after childbirth" into Google, you can find these stories everywhere.
But the really fucked up part is that the physical problems are only half of the issue. Women know that men are sexually needy. They've been spoon-fed that idea since before they were old enough to even understand that genitals do more than pee. So after a few months, it's only natural that a woman starts worrying that because she's not able to perform, is her husband going to find it elsewhere? Is he emotionally detaching because she's not able to physically connect? And how long can they keep this up? If she can't provide him with the physical part of their relationship, is she being selfish by trying to keep them together? Should she just let him go? Is she a rare case of some sexual freak accident? Is it fixable?