What Is Really Behind A Sexless Marriage?

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What Is Really Behind A Sexless Marriage?
Sexless marriage is on the rise, 50% of all marriages end in divorce.

The remaining couples that do hang on more than half of them live in sexless marriages.

What is a sexless marriage?

It can be defined as a marriage where the couple has little to no sex every month, or several months. This is not due to an illness or sudden event but a natural rhythm that happens over time in a marriage. There are a few main causes for sexless marriages and it can happen gradually overtime.

Men and women both can have equal sex drives, but at different times of the day and the month. Men and women also approach sex differently with how they may want it or what the sex in the marriage means to them. When looking at sex in a marriage it is more than the act of intercourse, it is the act of sexual intimacy, two people sharing a special bond.

Sexual intimacy is a feeling that goes along with sex and when the couple is sexually satisfied with each other they will also feel sexual intimacy. In a woman’s monthly cycle she will go through times when she is more sexually attracted to her mate, this is when a woman should approach her husband and initiate sex. Part of the problem for many couples is that men are the ones expected to initiate the sex, but it should be equal.

When a person feels sexual towards their spouse they should initiate the sex, or let their spouse know that they would like to be sexually intimate with them.

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This article was originally published at The Happy Spouse. Reprinted with permission.

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