An artist has hit back at criticism she has received after she shared that she and her husband “make love” whilst her son is in the same room.
Australian mum Sally Mustang shared a post onto Instagram in which she said that she “makes love” to the father of her son whilst the baby is still in the room. She then went on to question why something “natural” has been deemed unacceptable by society.
The artist then received criticism from both her followers and social media users, who told it was “inappropriate” for children to subjected to “adult topics” and her post was then deleted.
However, the mum has faced the backlash and has shared her response to the controversy. As reported by Daily Star, Sally said that “love-making” is “natural” and that she isn’t subjecting her son to anything traumatic.
In an Instagram story, she told her followers: “Hey everyone, please note I have worked and studied a lot with sex and sexual trauma.
“In noooo way am I subjecting my son to this so if you have had a hard story when it comes to sexuality, I’m really sorry this happened for you and am sending you love from my heart.
“I understand that your projections will be deep and probably judgemental on me.
“When I say love-making it means making out, massage and anything me and Mitch define as love together.
“When I say [her son] was present I also mean he is asleep, moved to the other side of the bed. (I wonder how many other new parents have done this?! Kissed and cuddled while Bub is asleep).
“He could be playing on the rug with his toys, while we are away on the couch.
“Our house doesn’t have any rooms that aren’t connected so basically we are in one big room in our house. (We don’t sit him down and make him watch us AT ALL).”
Sally explained that she had shared this part of her life because she wanted other parents to feel “free”. She then said that the reason she deleted the post is that her family were receiving “attacks” for her Instagram post.
The mum added: “I was encouraging freedom in a way, big apologies for the triggers, and if I hurt someone’s feelings with my post.
“Deleting the post due to some really bad energy there and attacks on me and my family.”