We respect your privacy. If the spark in your relationship seems to have fizzled, you're probably wondering what happened. Why did your partner lose interest in intimacy?
When you first met your partner, there was electricity, there was passion, and there was sex—lots of it! While there are dozens of reasons for lack of lust—from illness to stress to scheduling—the truth is that sex is healthy for body and mind and builds closeness, intimacy and a sense of partnership in your relationship. We invite you to recognize the real-life obstacles to your healthiest, most fulfilling sex life, so you can find ways to overcome them.
As a relationship counselor I work with individuals and couples on a number of sex and intimacy related issues. By far the most common one in monogamous partnership is a low or no sex relationship, a relationship in which there are one or fewer shared sexual experiences per month. Low sex relationships tend to signal to the couple that something is wrong; that they have lost their love or attraction for one another or that someone is having an affair.
Visit it today! Overcoming challenges in desire is important, as sexual intimacy may translate to better health. Women are more than twice as likely as men to lose interest in sex in a long-term relationshipaccording to a new British study. When asked about their sex lives, 15 percent of men and 34 percent of women surveyed revealed they had lost interest for three months or longer in the previous year.
When heterosexuals have casual sex, previous research indicates it is typically the woman who sets the boundaries. If she's not interested, usually nothing will happen. So the women in the study basically have little interest in having casual sex at first - unless they find the man really attractive.
Ian Kerner is a licensed psychotherapist, certified sexuality counselor and New York Times best-selling author. Read more from him on his website, iankerner. In fact, low desire in one partner is probably the top reason couples seek out sex therapy.
Over a third of British women in a relationship do not have interest in sex. Photo: Shutterstock. Are the results from a recent BMJ Open study really that surprising?
Before you can post or reply in these forums, please join our online community. Hey guys. I am hoping I am not the only guy in this boat We are still relatively young I am 30 and she is 29 and we have been married 4 years, been together about ten.
A growing body of research suggests that keeping sex exciting is an issue for women, especially in a years-long relationship. Contrary to what the distracted boyfriend meme might have you believe, women grow disinterested in sex with a long-term sexual partner faster than men, and report lower sexual satisfaction. Another study published in tells us that the longer a relationship lasts, the more women's sexual desire decreases, which is not the case for men.
Sex positivity is a great thing. While there are many reasons people choose to have sex pleasure, pleasing others, intimacy, stress relief, escape, or self-validationthere are plenty of other ways to meet these reasons without having sex. More importantly, being purely and wholly disinterested in sexual activity is a choice that needs to be respected.