Foreplay should also be a key component to warming up prior to penetration to ensure blood flow through the pelvis for a more comfortable and enjoyable experience. This can involve sensual touch to the breasts or genitals, kissing, licking, or stroking of the genitals. Sex toys can also be a great tool during foreplay to get blood flowing and set a mood for easing into penetration.
Lubricant should be your new best friend during postpartum sex, and keeping lube in your bedside drawer will ensure you are always prepared. Not only will this help aid in a smoother insertion, but if the birther is breastfeeding then there will be a natural increased dryness of the vaginal tissue due to hormonal changes that you will want to offset with lubricant. Lubricant will ensure tissue wetness and prevent tearing or bleeding.