Feeding the Sex-Starved Marriage
“In the early years of parenthood sex is the first casualty. The next few years whiz past in a haze of feeding, colic and diaper changes and sex, well that’s so far from your mind you wonder that perhaps, the offspring was the result of immaculate conception. We live out the early years of parenthood, our sexual escapades subject to the nap times and sleep cycles of little tyrants who take over our beds, with arms flung over us that we dare not dislodge for the fear of them waking up.
Sometimes, Mr Sperm and Miss Egg meet again, and then there is offspring number two which makes the entire cycle go on rinse and repeat for the next couple of years. By the time the assorted offspring are potty trained, out of pull ups and into their own rooms, the mojo has taken a long hike, like Forrest Gump, and well on its way to the point of no return before we even realize we have to send out the constabulary to find its remains.
It seems to be a growing cultural phenomenon, one that self-help guru Dr Phil calls “an undeniable epidemic.” The sexless marriage. Or the sex-starved marriage, if you would, where one partner wants sex more than the other. According to statistics, around 15 to 20 per cent of couples have sex not more than 10 times a year. And that is the definition of a sexless marriage.”
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