Amy Richards and Jennifer Baumgardner (owners of Soapbox, Inc. Speakers Who Speak Out and co-authors of Manifesta and Grassroots), are currently working on a new book entitled The Family Bed: Is There Sex After Kids?, which focuses on the sex lives of parents after having children. As research for the book, the authors are sending out a survey about sex after parenthood:
The survey itself is loosely based on Betty Friedan's 1957 project in which she asked her Smith College classmates to fill out a questionnaire about their lives. The responses were so dramatic that Friedan turned it into her ground-breaking 1963 best-seller The Feminine Mystique. Fifty-one years later, we revisited Friedan's original questions to create our own questionnaire in the hopes of shining a light on our generation-—specifically our sex lives and how they do/don't change once kids enter our lives. We hope you will share and help us to understand our generation as parents.