Camila Alves has told boyfriend Matthew McConaughey to wait 40 days before having sex so her body can recover from giving birth to their second child, 3-week-old daughter Vida.
Where I come from, we believe in something we call a 40-day break after the baby,” the mother-of-two tells StyleList. “You have to let your body do its own thing. You give it time to recover and let everything settle down.”
The Brazilian beauty adds that it’s all about respecting your body: “You kind of respect all the hard work your body has just done and give it a break. For these 40 days, you really take it easy. By that I mean no sex, light, healthy food, no trips to the gym. Then, after 40 days, you are good to go.”
Camila and Matthew are also parents to 18-month-old son Levi.
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