During times when we are postponing pregnancy, is sexual foreplay okay if neither of us has an orgasm?
Our situation is that when I have a newborn and I am nursing, I have mucous that appears to be fertile every few days for up to six months. This is a real strain for my husband. I don’t have much of a libido when I am nursing, but it is really important to my husband’s sense of well-being that he feels I am attracted to him and that we have some degree of sexual intimacy. I’ve told him that I think intercourse without orgasms is going too far during that time, but have been willing to do other forms of foreplay. Afterwards, he is not overly frustrated, but instead seems satisfied that I am attracted to him and love him. He says sexual intimacy is important to our marriage, and he needs this sexual closeness even when we can’t go all the way.