Childfree women don’t like children.
While it’s true that many women who aren’t mothers would just as soon not be around kids, there are an equal number who love to spend time with nieces, nephews, or the child of a neighbor or friend. Some childfree women enter careers such as teaching, because they want to have close interactions with children.
The reality is that whether or not a woman becomes a mother has little to do with whether or not she likes being around children. After all, we all know women who are mothers but don’t enjoy being around children other than their own.
Childfree women are selfish.
This misconception suggests that not having children is a selfish decision, because the childfree woman is too self-involved to want to take time to love and care for another human being. The fact is that some childfree women are choosing this path for the most unselfish reasons, because of their environmental concerns.
There are plenty of humans in the world already. To make the choice to not have a child is one of the most unselfish decisions one can make. In fact, this is a gift to all who become parents, because the choice to not have a child results in more resources for those who do.
Childfree woman don’t like sex.
After all, if you don’t want to have kids, it likely is because you don’t like the activity that produces them, right? The reality is that marital satisfaction plummets after the birth of the first child, and I’d speculate that a big reason for this is the decline in a couple’s sexual activity. New parents are too tired to want to have sex. Plus, many new mothers become “mommy”, losing their former status as “sex kitten” in the marital bed.
Many women feel overweight and unattractive after having children, and some never really reclaim their former looks and sexual identity. A childfree woman does not go through this transition in her identity, and childfree couples have more time, emotional energy, and physical alertness to enjoy sex on a regular basis.