CINDY Margolis says she was so obsessed with starting a family, she launched into a 14-day, round-the-clock sex marathon on her honeymoon.
In her new book, “Having a Baby . . . When the Old-Fashioned Way Isn’t Working,” out this week from Perigee, the Playboy pin-up once feted as the world’s most downloaded woman writes that she and Guy Starkman “had two weeks of the most amazing, nonstop sex you could imagine . . . in the hotel room, on the balcony, in the hallway. We had sex on the beach, sex in the ocean, on a beach chair, in our cabana, in the woods, around the coral reef, while swimming with the dolphins, on a swing, in a tree, behind the swim-up bar . . . romantic sex, hot sex, steamy sex, drunk-on-our-love sex, passionate sex, not-so-passionate sex . . . sex in the bathtub, sex in the pool, and even under the snack bar”
But it didn’t work. “I must be going nuts,” she recalled thinking. “I thought I was being punished for my past mistakes: I should never have cheated on my first love with that cute actor who turned out to be a jerk”
Next, she turned to superstition. “I set up a baby shrine next to my bed . . . I wrote letters to my unborn baby. I lit fertility candles, saw a psychic and then a healer, and even had my stomach blessed by a priest, a rabbi and a minister. When all that didn’t work, I was convinced it was because God saw through me,” Margolis writes.
It got worse. Whenever Margolis thought she was ovulating, she demanded her husband drop everything and rush home to bed her. She relates: “I would call Guy off the basketball court, out of a meeting, away from a family function, and even home early from a business trip . . . I even told him once that if he didn’t get home within 10 minutes and have sex with me, I would find someone else who would.”
After years of trying, Margolis consulted specialists who recommended in vitro fertilization and surrogacy. In 2002 she gave birth to a son, Nicholas Isaac. Three years later she had twin girls, Sabrina and Sierra, through a surrogate. “Please, never give up the faith,” she urges parents.