Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Studying Sexy New Mamas...

Self Serve is all about the sexual well-being and satisfaction of new mamas. We talk to parents everyday about how tough it is to bring the sexy back after baby. In addition to the significant challenge of added fatigue and stress, changing body image can be an issue. Too often, moms are seen as, or sometimes feel a-sexual or less attractive after giving birth, nursing or taking on the mother role. We want to help moms and their partners feel sexy and embrace changes in a positive, constructive way.

We can always learn more about how new moms feel about sex and their bodies after baby. You can be a part of the research! Researchers from The Center for Sexual Health Promotion at Indiana University are conducting an online survey regarding women’s sexual experiences and body image during the postpartum period.

Debby Herbenick, Associate Director for The Center for Sexual Health Promotion details:

For this study, we are recruiting women who have given birth for the first time in the past year (e.g., first time mothers whose baby is one year old or younger). Women who choose to participate in the survey will be asked questions about their birthing experience as well as their body image and sexual behaviors.

The online survey will take approximately 10-15 minutes and upon completion participants will have the opportunity to enter to win one of 50 $20 VISA gift cards.

To learn more about this study and decide whether you want to participate, please visit the following website:

If you have additional questions about the study, please contact debby(at)

So if you're a new mom or have friends who are, check out this survey and contribute to sexual health research!

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