By Tracey Cox for MailOnline. Men are often the ones who stop wanting sex in long-term relationships, says sex and relationship expert Tracey Cox. Indeed, UK counselling service Relate reported a 40 per cent increase from the previous decade in the number of men claiming to have gone off sex. Scroll down for video. Contrary to popular opinion that has the wife turning to face the wall 'with a headache', its often the man who decides to stop having sex in long-term relationships. We just don't hear about it because no one talks about it.
What Do You Do When Your Partner Doesn’t Want to Be Intimate?
My Partner Doesn't Want To Have Sex Anymore — What Should I Do?
You're lying in bed bumping up against that body next to you, seething with hurt and anger. You haven't been touched or reached for in more months than you care to count. You've gone through the typical exercises of seduction, friendship and caring, only to have been rejected and thwarted again and again. Your mind has assessed all of the possibilities: is there someone else, another woman, a lack of desire or is it loss of love? Bruised and hurt, you withdraw and the situation now becomes distant and lonely.
Why Doesn't He Want to Have Sex With Me?
While you were dating and during the honeymoon years of your marriage , you lovebirds likely couldn't keep your hands off of each other. Physical attraction and sex are trademark signs of a healthy relationship, according to research published in the Journal of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences. But how does sexual intimacy between partners adapt with age? As men age, it's natural for them to experience a somewhat decreased sex drive, says Jeanne O'Connell , M. According to a review published in the Journal of Nurse Practitioners , sexual intimacy declines around age 45 and continues to decline with age.
What causes a man to lose interest in sex with his wife? It happens, and this is normal. The key here is finding out why, because not all couples have the same reasons. Prioritize it, even if it may feel embarrassing. The main roadblock could have more to do with your husband, matters of self-care, and his views on sex and intimacy.