Poll: Mothers Have Less Sex, Turn to Alcohol For Comfort

Life & Love | Gerren Keith Gaynor | 02/13/2014 | 04:00 PM EST

A study finds that the pressures of motherhood may be affecting the sex life and health for many women

In the eyes of most children, their moms are like superwoman. The reality is that, however, is that more and more moms are finding it difficult to balance motherhood and their sex lives.

According to a new survey conducted by Family Circle magazine, mothers aren’t getting enough action between the sheets, and as a result are turning to alcohol to drown in their sorrows at least once a week.

One in three mothers polled (about 32 percent) said that they’ve gone years without sex, while another 36 percent said they went several months. Consequently, their lack of bedroom intimacy causes them to drink, according to 38 percent of respondents who admitted to drinking in excess once or twice year. An additional 18 percent said they drank booze once a month to “let her hair down,” while 56 percent of the women polled said they regularly imbibe too much.

But it’s not just their sex lives that are being compromised by the demands of motherhood. One in five women also they’d rather have weight loss surgery than shed pounds the old-fashioned way, with 58 percent saying they work out only once a month or not at all.

Essentially, the survey determined what we already know about being a mom: it’s not a walk in the park.

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