Sexual Needs of Single Parents

Should I talk to my daughter about this?

Daily Rants
3 min readJan 8, 2024

As a single mother, my world revolves around my daughter, Eleanor. She is my everything, the center of my life. Yet, amidst the joys and challenges of raising her alone, I am reminded that I am not just a mother but also an individual with my own needs.

My sexual needs are often the most overlooked and understated among these. It’s a delicate topic not often talked about openly, but it’s a fundamental aspect of being a single parent. The guilt associated with pursuing personal happiness, especially in the form of sexual fulfillment, is a hurdle.

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Physical Intimacy

Physical intimacy is a part of who I am, and it’s something I often miss. Lying alone in bed at night, I can’t help but feel a sense of longing for the romance and closeness that comes with a physical relationship. It’s not just about the act itself; it’s about the intimacy, the connection, and the feeling of being desired.

These moments of solitude often remind me that while I am a devoted mother, I am also a woman with her own needs and desires. The idea of pursuing a physical relationship, however, brings its own set of fears and uncertainties. My biggest worry is how my daughter, Eleanor, would react. The thought of introducing someone new into our…