10 Places you can still have sex if you co-sleep with your baby

Mar 18, 2015 at 12:00 p.m. ET
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If your baby is zonked out in your bed and you're in the mood, you don't have to suffer in silence. These other locations can be just as awesome for sexy times.

1. The shower

"You'd be surprised how many good spots in your home can be the perfect height/distance/angle for sexing," shares Jackee, who is expecting her second baby. In the shower is one of the couple's favorites. "I would sit on the edge and hubby would get on his knees in the tub," she says.

2. The bathroom

There are other areas in the bathroom that might not strike you as an alternative sex location — but in a pinch, they will definitely work. "My youngest was conceived with me bent over a toilet," shares a mom. "You make do."

3. The hallway

In the mood for sex, but don't want to stray too far from your slumbering baby? The hallway outside your bedroom may just be perfect — you don't have to worry about being spied on, but you're close enough to hear your baby if he stirs.

4. The couch

A couch is an obvious choice, but Heather, mom of three, has a word of advice. "You may not want to mention it to company that at night the couch turns into a sex bench," she explains.

5. A chair

You don't have to have sex laying down, so a favorite chair can become the perfect sex spot if you're on the prowl.

6. A spare room

Some lucky moms have an extra room to romp in, and even a spare bed for guests. Take advantage of it if you have it, mama.

7. The kid's room

You may be squicked out to have sex in your baby's room, but when you think about it, some parents have sex when their baby is present and sharing their room (for example, Baby is sleeping in a crib and parents use their bed) — so having sex in another room might seem even better than that option. It won't hurt a baby to use her room for a tangle or two.

8. The kitchen

The kitchen is another alternative, but you might want to do some tidying up first. "I discovered our bathroom sink can hold my weight, and that it's a good idea to have a clear kitchen sink before you get bent over it as your head banging into dirty dishes is a bit distracting," shares Claire, who lives in France.

9. The closet

If your closet is tiny, you might not want to have sex there (then again, you might!), but walk-in closets are a good alternative if you don't want to use any communal living space, particularly if you have a roommate or other family members living with you.

10. A blanket on the floor

Probably the easiest thing to do is create a "sex station" somewhere in your house — where you can spread out a comfortable blanket and go to town. Don't forget to put it all away when you're done!

Sex outside of the bedroom is almost always an option. "I'm always baffled when people talk about how much they want to have sex, but how it's just not possible," Rachael, expecting her fifth baby, says. "I have a toddler and a baby and I'm pregnant. I promise you, it's possible. Get creative! Beds get boring anyway!"

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