A low sex-drive can appear in relationships from either sex due to a variety of reasons, although it's discussed less frequently in terms of the male libido. Not feeling the love from your guy? Figure out what may be the issue with advice from this sex educator.
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By Karen Steele
Almost without exception, for new moms, sex takes a backseat. Between the almost-hourly feedings and the turmoil of adjusting to their new roles as parents, who has time for a shower — let alone lovemaking?
What do you do when your partner desires more intimacy than you do? What about when the tables are turned? A relationship expert assures you that an out-of-sync sex drive is totally fixable. Read on and find out how to tune up!
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One of the most common questions I'm asked in my counseling practice is something along these lines: "My fiance and I have a great relationship, but after he proposed my sex drive plummeted. Is this normal? I don't want to be stuck in a sexless marriage!" Even though the topic of sex is splashed across every form of media, when someone brings the question to a session they usually ask it with a great deal of trepidation in their voice. This is because there's a big taboo around admitting that you're struggling in the bedroom. And yet here's a secret that the mainstream media doesn't tell you: nearly every couple that has been together more than a couple of years and is past the honeymoon stage struggles with sex at some point in their relationship.
Despite the wear-and-tear on a new mother's body, the lack of sleep after a baby is born, and the constant screams of the newborn, science has found that most women are ready to get it on long before the end of the doctor-recommended six-week waiting period.
Is your low libido causing problems in your relationship? Are you unable to keep up with your spouse's sex drive? Good news: you're not alone. How Can I Divorce-Proof My Marriage? In this instructional sex video, Licensed Mental Health Counselor and YourTango Expert Janie Lacy explains that it's common — especially for women — to experience this problem. Her advice?