On Tuesday, Australian blogger Constance Hall posted a Facebook status about having “parent sex,” which she bluntly described as “that 3.5 minutes you get in between changing nappies and making food.”
Turns out, Hall isn’t the only parent out there who understands what it’s like to balance a sex life and raising children.
Since posting the status, over 30,000 people have shared her words.
“The post came from a desire to give Facebook a dose of humorous reality to counteract the highly curated nature of posts, especially from parents, that depict some peoples’ romantic lives as a easy, breezy, beautiful sex-fiestas all the time,” Mic’s Nicolas DiDomizio, who spoke to Hall, reports.
“I’ve always said if it’s not honest, it’s not worth writing,” Hall said. “And apparently, everyone was dying for someone to admit [this].”
People are definitely connecting with Hall’s candor.
“This by far is the most honest and true statement ever made by a woman on Facebook,” wrote one commenter. “I love it; it’s exactly what happens in our household.”
“From a 55 year old Mum of three adult kids…Now ya know what your parents went through,” wrote another.
Here are some excerpts from the viral post:
We had “parent sex” yesterday. You know what parent sex is, it’s that 3.5 minutes you get in between changing nappies and making food, where you notice that all of your kids are pretty distracted, where you realize it’s been almost a month since you banged and are starting to feel like flat mates … someone manages to barge through and catch mummy and daddy doing “yoga” in bed, it’s a pretty romantic scene really…
If you want to read the full post (some of the language is NSFW!) click here.