Tasha Maile — known as The Spiritual Tasha Mama online — is a breastfeeding advocate whose frank and uncensored videos have received hundreds of millions of views on YouTube.
However, one of her videos from 2015, "Do I Have Sex While Breastfeeding?" has sparked an ongoing backlash because in it she admits to having sex while breastfeeding.
In the video Maile says, “I’ve had a lot of people ask me if it is OK to breastfeed and have sex...”
"I remember the baby sleeping on me, breastfeeding, and my ex-husband and I would have sex from behind. There’s nothing bad about making love, at all, ever. So enjoy it. Enjoy yourself. Enjoy your fantasies."
Recently, the mother of three appeared on the British daytime talk show This Morning to defend herself.
She went on to add, "The baby isn’t sitting there judging you going, ‘My mom and dad are having sex!’ It’s a two- or three-month-old baby. They’re so innocent.”
Despite Maile's defense, many on the This Morning Facebook page were disturbed by the idea of combining sex and breastfeeding.
This commenter said breastfeeding should remain between the mother and child.
And this one said, "Just another way of This Morning making out breastfeeding mothers [to be] weirdos. Most ... are just normal women who are feeding their children."
Maile did have defenders: "If being latched on is the only way the baby will sleep then when else do they get time to be a couple and have a little intimacy?"
Yes! It's a baby and people are too puritanical about sex.No! I don't care how old the baby is, it's just plain wrong.
vote votesYes! It's a baby and people are too puritanical about sex.
vote votesNo! I don't care how old the baby is, it's just plain wrong.