Sexual dry spells happen to everyone. One day you're loved up; the next you're single, alone and Mapquesting nearby nunneries. Welcome to your secondary virginity, a dry spell of Sahara proportions. Lemondrop: What Would You Rather Do Than Have Sex?
The good news? Almost every dry-speller we spoke to said that celibacy—voluntary or not—was a valuable growth experience, helping some feel more confident while others relished the surplus of "me time." And surely that's worth more than, say, sleeping with one of these dudes.
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We discovered three main types of dry spells and spoke with survivors for insight. Lemondrop: Does Any Woman Have To Lose Weight To Get Lucky?
Type 1: The Spiritual Dry Spell
So you've been to paradise, but you've never been to ME, right? Many see a period of celibacy as an opportunity to reboot, reassess and do a little monk-like soul-searching. Theresa (not her real name), coming out of a messy breakup, dealing with the challenges of being a single mother, and focusing on "growing up" after years of excessive drinking, went this route at age 30. Lemondrop: How Much Sex Is Enough?
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