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Recently, a year-old man posted something stupid on Reddit. This is not breaking news—this happens likely thousands of times per day, but the post made it over to Twitter , and people went in. The issue at hand? The haircut is just a tangible thing that you are focusing on. Reddit has long been a sanctuary for people in sexless marriages. I'm realizing how much of his joy is missing in a sexless marriage[. The traditional read: heteronormative and sexist narrative is that men are always ready to have sex, while women are constantly faking headaches to avoid it.
Kelly Gonsalves is a sex educator, relationship coach, and journalist. She received her journalism degree from Northwestern University, and her writings on sex, relationships, identity, and wellness have appeared at The Cut, Vice, Teen Vogue, Cosmopolitan, and elsewhere. Image by iStock. Maybe your wife isn't initiating sex, or she seems to be actively avoiding it.
If you're in a long-term relationship , you might've noticed that your sex life waxes and wanes. You likely went through a honeymoon period , where it seemed like you were never not having sex, followed by a very common period where you were having less intercourse in your relationship — as well as periods of no sex at all. To make the situation worse, it can be really tough to talk about.