No, Megan Fox, Moms Don’t Need Fancy Lingerie To Feel Sexy After Having Kids

Megan Fox just announced a new collaboration with Frederick's of Hollywood for a new lingerie line. Obviously known for being a role model for being sexy for a long time, the collaboration makes a lot of sense. 

But for Fox, the collaboration came only a few months after the 30-year-old mother gave birth to her third child with her husband, Brian Green. I'm no celebrity, but that sounds like something out of nightmares. Fox, however, saw the lingerie partnership, which included a photo shoot showing off the new lingerie line, as an opportunity to show off her postpartum body. 

In fact, Fox talked to People magazine about her collaboration and explained that instead of being ashamed or anxious about the photo shoot, she saw it as an opportunity to love her postpartum body even more, even if she wasn't feeling her sexiest. 

“At a certain point I didn’t have a choice,” she explained. “The time was ticking down. I was like, ‘All right, we’re gonna do this.’ It forces you to love your body as it is, which is a beautiful thing. I didn’t think I was ready but then I was in the pieces and it forced me to go, ‘A woman’s body is miraculous. The fact that I am in lingerie right now and I just had my third human being come out of my body five months ago is incredible.’ I mean, it’s crazy what we’re able to do as women! So that was empowering and unanticipated.”

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What's more, Fox also claimed that the lingerie was able to give her a big confidence boost after having a baby and maybe not feeling the best about her body. She said: 

“I hadn’t been wearing lingerie before that, and I looked in the mirror, and I was like, the fact that I look this way after having a baby is a miracle, and I was thankful, and it gave me a little boost of confidence.”

But here's the thing — while I applaud Fox for doing what works for her (and what makes her money!), I don't necessarily love her message that moms need to have lingerie to make them feel sexy again, or that moms are under any obligation to try to be sexy in the first place. I mean, I know she's just a mom trying to make a buck, but she's also a mom who's making money off all of us other moms who may not be lingerie-ready months after birth.

And that's OK. We can all do what whatever we need to do to make ourselves feel great after becoming mothers, whether that be lingerie or just a long nap. Or heck, taking a nap while wearing lingerie, right? 

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No, Megan Fox, Moms Don’t Need Fancy Lingerie To Feel Sexy After Having Kids

Chaunie Brusie is a coffee mug addict, a labor and delivery nurse turned freelance writer, and a young(ish) mom of four. She is the author of "Tiny Blue Lines: Preparing For Your Baby, Moving Forward In Faith, & Reclaiming Your Life In An Unplanned Pregnancy" and "The Moments That Made You A Mother". She also runs Passion Meets Practicality, a community of tips + inspiration for work-at-home mothers. ... More

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