Just because you have acquired the names Mom and Dad doesn't mean sex has to turn into a boring chore to check off your to-do list. While it is totally normal for relationships to fall into ruts and for sex to become . . . ahem . . . a bit mundane, there are plenty of ways to heat things up again!
What kind of mother would I be if I never talked to my son about the dangers of unprotected sex? Or about sexual harassment? Sex education is not just about what pleasures we gain from it, but also about sexual health and family planning. The aim of sexual education is to foster healthy sex practices. For our children's sake, the outdated version of the dreaded sex talk has to change.
Trying to conceal the pain will usually result in you unconsciously withdrawing, which may be perceived as rejection. In the long term, it may lead to withdrawal and stress on the relationship. It is better to be open and honest with your partner and your gynecologist so that you can have the most pleasurable and intimate sex life possible.
Cue the good advice from well-meaning friends and Internet bloggers with all the pep talks and words of wisdom. It's good for the relationship. It's good for me. It's good for my partner. It's healthy and empowering, and on and on with all endorphins and the benefits. I know. And I don't care.