Erica Wrote Me Back and I Am Inspired

April 10, 2015

Controversy about attachment parenting and the family bed keep coming up so I thought I would share this

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Remember this story: http://www.nytimes.com/2011/07/10/opinion/sunday/10sex.html

And then I wrote this:

Dear Erica Jong

July 13, 2011

Dear Erica,

I read your essay in the New York Times “Is Sex Passe?”

This passage really got my ire up!

Better to give up men and sleep with one’s children. Better to wear one’s baby in a man-distancing sling and breast-feed at all hours so your mate knows your breasts don’t belong to him. Our current orgy of multiple maternity does indeed leave little room for sexuality. With children in your bed, is there any space for sexual passion? The question lingers in the air, unanswered.

Well allow me to answer!

I remember when my first child, Phoebe, was a few weeks old and we attended an afternoon barbecue at my in-laws. The topic of sleep – the ultimate new parent topic – arose I shared that we had Phoebe in our bed. Cousin Norma…

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One Response to “Erica Wrote Me Back and I Am Inspired”

  1. Maria Says:

    You’ve shared this with me (and the group) before, and it’s worth re-reading. Love your metaphors, and it’s so cool that Erica wrote back to you!


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