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10 Ways to Spice up Your Sex Life After Baby

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Buy a Lubricant

The rapidly changing hormones (blame estrogen) in your body after giving birth can cause a decrease in natural vaginal lubrication -- even if you're in the mood and the time is now, a dry vagina means discomfort, burning, pain and possibly tearing during sex. What's a girl to do? Browse the water-soluble lubricants aisle at your local drugstore.

Researchers at the Center for Sexual Health Promotion at Indiana University's School of Health, Physical Education and Recreation conducted a study about women's sexual experiences when using water and silicone-based lubricants. Their findings? Genital pain was reported by fewer than 5 percent of the participants, and vaginal tearing by fewer than 1 percent.

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Choosing the right lubricant comes down to personal preference, and if you haven't considered a lubricant before, know that they come in a variety of flavors and styles (including warming lubes that boost arousal). For best results, lube early and lube often.

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