Are you trapped in a sexless marriage, yearning for intimacy and connection? Well, I’m here to tell you, you’re not alone in this journey. In this blog post, I’ll explain the real impact of a sexless marriage because, trust me, it’s more than just the absence of physical intimacy.
What is a Sexless Marriage?
In a fascinating study published in the Archives of Sexual Behavior in 2017, a team of dedicated researchers delved into the lives of nearly 18,000 adults across the United States. Their findings were eye-opening, revealing that a surprising number of married couples had experienced a significant drought in their sexual lives.
Brace yourself for these jaw-dropping statistics: over 15% of married men and 26% of married women reported not having had sex in the previous year. And if that weren’t enough, a staggering 8.7% of males and 17.5% of females confessed to having gone without it for a whopping five years or more!
Why does it matter?
A sexless marriage goes beyond a lack of physical closeness. It can affect both partners’ emotional connection, self-esteem, and overall well-being. So buckle up! I’m going to illustrate the profound impact of a sexless marriage. Understanding this truth is your first step to finding your way back to a fulfilling, passionate connection.
Emotional distance: When desire fades, emotional disconnect is not far behind. You might feel lonely, frustrated, and downright resentful, creating a rift in the relationship and leaving you feeling unfulfilled and distant from your partner.
Lack of intimacy: When intimacy is lacking, you can feel emotionally starved and isolated, eroding the very foundation of your relationship. The loss of touch, closeness, trust, and vulnerability can feel incredibly painful.
Impact on self-esteem and confidence: The sad fact is a sexless marriage can mess with your head. I’ve seen it play out in my practice many times. You might start questioning your desirability and worth, ending in a negative cycle of self-doubt and disconnection.
The consequences of a sexless marriage can even extend beyond just the two of you. It can increase your stress levels, decrease your overall happiness, and take a toll on your physical health.
Take Action Today
I tell you this, dear readers, not to make you worry more but to empower you to transform your current reality. Because by recognizing the profound impact of a sexless marriage, you’re primed and ready to take action. Together, you can reignite that desire and create a connection that will leave you both breathless.
If you’d like further support on this journey, you can initiate the process for a complimentary sex coaching intake call with me right here. If you are a good candidate for working with me as your sex coach, you will receive valuable insights, tools, and exercises to help navigate the challenges of a sexless marriage and support your journey towards re-establishing a fulfilling and passionate connection.