Sex and Pregnancy During SHTF/WROL

Discussion in 'General Survival and Preparedness' started by lonewolf88, Mar 3, 2016.

  1. lonewolf88

    lonewolf88 Monkey

    SHTF. Would it be purely situation dependent or would you agree that sex/pregnancy is a very bad idea during SHTF?

    in my view, based on similiar conditions as seen in TWD (not exactly zombies by lore, but moreso crack addicts and bath salt users, whom can and will lose the ability to speak and will bite you,) or even as seen in the hunger games, where its often a high-stress/high risk situation on a daily basis. knowing some psychology, stress does impact libido. theres also opportunity. If you are dealing with being shot at, defending property from marauders/raiders and or knife wielding assailants every day, sexual libido will come to a grinding halt.

    all other matters aside, sex requires only a few aspects. security. time. opportunity. do you have the security at your homestead needed to be temporarily vulnerable? do you have the time to partake in such activity? Is the opportunity available? (not disagreeing with you, theres just a few variables that would affect it.) not to mention the possible health hazards in shtf. would the woman be in suitable environment for 9 months? etc
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  2. BTPost

    BTPost Stumpy Old Fart Snow Monkey Moderator

    During the First Trimester, this would NOT be an issue at all... During the Second Trimester, there many be some stamina issues, but nothing that would be significant, in the Security Aspects.... During the Last Trimester, Yea, there would likely be issues, where the woman would need to have others do Security for her, but she could function as Fort Holder, as long as she didn't have to move around much.... After the Birth, and for about three Weeks, it would be about the same as the Last Trimester.... after that, similar to Second Trimester.... except now she would have an additional Body to Secure....

    As for the Coupling.... Everyone has to Sleep, and 5 minutes before sleep isn't going to be significant unless one is under constant Siege.... and if you are Defending yourself, Sex is the Last thing on your mind.....
  3. Motomom34

    Motomom34 Monkey+++

    LOL! Sex is one of the best stress relievers there is. Better then Prozac. Who wants to go through the apocalypse celibate? That is not fun. As for pregnancy, it is not a disease nor is a woman incapable of doing her normal routine. A woman can carry on just fine. You can actually have sex while pregnant during SHTF and still be okay. :D
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  4. Bishop

    Bishop Monkey+++

    Most likely there going to be a lot of people that are not going to be a willing participant in the matter.
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  5. lonewolf88

    lonewolf88 Monkey

    It also depends on living arrangements and/or situation(s). Only a handful of arrangements exist to my knowledge. Are you stealth camping as a group or just a couple? Are you in a homestead or cabin? Are you in an RV? Are you bugging in or out? Not sure whether trust for sex would be as important as it seems to be now, but there could be that too. Then again, it depends on the mindset and type of woman as well. You could have a Katniss or Charlie like woman in terms of view/personality.
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  6. BTPost

    BTPost Stumpy Old Fart Snow Monkey Moderator

    @Bishop That is true... Just ask all the Females that have come under ISIS domination.... Rape, and such, is their History..... Scum Suckers, ALL......
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  7. Motomom34

    Motomom34 Monkey+++

    I have a huge urge to explain the birds and the bees, nature/natural.
    The good thing about sex is you can have pretty much anywhere. But as @Bishop & @BTPost pointed out, you must have a willing partner.
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  8. Tikka

    Tikka Monkey+++

    With some of the likely SHTF scenarios; pregnancy will be required to re-populate the world.
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  9. lonewolf88

    lonewolf88 Monkey

    True, Motomom. Sex is only fun and enjoyable if its consensual. No matter if its now or SHTF. I have no issue with it, but there are some concerns as I listed previously, when/if one gets a consenting partner.
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  10. Bandit99

    Bandit99 Monkey+++ Site Supporter+ matter what the situation, there will be those that will have sex and in the normal places and the strangest places. So, I don't think that is the question.

    The question is given the harsh environment (food, heat, stress) a woman could come to full term without problems AND could she give normal birth without the aid of unavailable medical care, not a complication birth but a normal birth?

    I would yes because women have been giving birth thousands of years in harsh environments (think pioneers) and without hospitals (think even modern day Africa).

    I don't think it would be a good idea because a pregnancy and/or an infant does place major constraints on a group but what if the group was large - say 100 people? Probably okay...
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  11. ditch witch

    ditch witch I do stupid crap, so you don't have to

    Something to be considered though. Those women who gave birth for thousands of years in harsh environments and without hospitals were subject to survival of the fittest. The ones who had excessive issues with labor didn't make it, and often their offspring didn't survive to pass on the problem. Not the case now thanks to superior medical care. I have two sister in laws who would have died in childbirth if they'd been born a thousand, or even a few hundred years ago, because of the way they're built. from shoulders to hips they're shaped like a toilet paper tube. And so are their daughters. How much this would affect modern, western women today I have no clue, but it certainly won't be as simple as suck it up cupcake, women been birthin babies for a thousand years in the bush and you can too.
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  12. RightHand

    RightHand Been There, Done That RIP 4/15/21 Moderator Moderator Emeritus Founding Member

    lonewolf88, you're young so I'll cut you a little slack for not understanding that regardless of circumstances, weather, privacy, warfare, peace, hunger, thirst, dirt, noise, etc, human being will find a way to fill this primal instinct. Fear not. There may not be champagne and soft music but there will still be sexual coupling.

    And, as motomom said, women have been giving birth since the beginning of time under the same circumstances as during conceptions. The instinct to insure the survival of our offspring is even stronger than our own instinct to survive so as long as you guys do your part, I think the survival of the human species is in good hands
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  13. kellory

    kellory An unemployed Jester, is nobody's fool. Banned

    I will have my business cards printed by then, and will be available for stud services should the need arise......:rolleyes::whistle::cool:
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  14. VisuTrac

    VisuTrac Ваша мать носит военные ботинки Site Supporter+++

    Well, you need to present them prior to the general population forgetting how to read.
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  15. pearlselby

    pearlselby Monkey++

    This is hilarious.
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  16. AxesAreBetter

    AxesAreBetter Monkey+++

    It ASTOUNDS me how many people do not realize that human's have been performing surgery since pre-history. Especially with babies. Modern medicine has a real problem with sticking its head up its bum, and acting like they invented everything.
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  17. kellory

    kellory An unemployed Jester, is nobody's fool. Banned

    That means I'm good for at least one generation, ....I think I'm good on that. [winkthumb]
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  18. Bandit99

    Bandit99 Monkey+++ Site Supporter+

    @ditch witch Yep! Totally agree. It was a big reason that there was a time in history when men prefer voluptuous, full figure women for wives - good breeding stock to put it bluntly. The frail, petite women didn't make it long...
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  19. Cruisin Sloth

    Cruisin Sloth Special & Slow

    They still don't RickR
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  20. T. Riley

    T. Riley Monkey+++

    I think there will be more sex, not less. Stress begs release, and what better way. Yes, women have been giving birth in the bush for thousands of years and they have known the risk just as long and taken it. They will again with a sense of urgency, I think, as soon as they feel secure. Men will get lucky. I am all in for new life when death will be everywhere. Babies will be inspiration to keep going. A warrior will defend his family more vigorously than yours. In any camp time, space and privacy should be provided all couples as part of the routine.
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