Not everyone wants sex all the time — we know that. Is cooling desire the beginning of the end, or are dry spells inevitable, even healthy? The Cut asked fifteen men and women what they make of the sexless nights, weeks, months, and even years in their relationships. I presumed building a life with a man would mean a tradeoff.
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S ex is an important part of any relationship, but what happens if it stops? Last week, we looked at how you can get the spark back, with an article by Joan McFadden in which she offered advice to couples on how to cope with a lack of sex. At the beginning of a relationship, sex can be so easy, natural and exciting that it can feel a little sad that you might have to work at it, but the results can be well worth it. We also invited readers to share their thoughts and experiences. Here six people talk about what happens when passion leaves a relationship.
Stress is a nasty beast all of its own, but when sex is involved, the anxiety can also be cyclical. File photograph: iStockPhoto. The last few times we tried he had trouble staying aroused, and we ended up fighting about it. Darling girl. The biology of stress involves the release of certain hormones, cortisol and norepinephrine.