Our expert says:
It is very common that in the beginning of relationships women are more able to match male libido; frequency is often not problematic early on. There ARE women who continue to enjoy relatively frequent sex into their marriage or long term relationship, but it is very common that several years into a relationship women (up to 50%) experience a significant reduction in their libido (spontaneous desire/hunger)and have to choose to be sexual. The problem is that because the appetite has reduced, sexual responding (including willingness to initiate, explore and respond easily) diminishes. Women in such situations need to learn to 'drive' their response as best they can to try to meet their partner part of the way. The quality of the relationship can help (so your doing your part in the house and showing her you love her is not lost), but your wife may also need to learn how to 'drive' her response in order to go some way to meet some of your needs too.
Claire - SASHA
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