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I hear more and more women saying that the physical part of the marriage is gone. I'm curious to know if there are more of you out there.

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I did not even know this group existed.  I wonder if any guys ever peek in to see what's going on in here.

Marriage without sex?  I can see how that could happen.  I think menopause contributes to this in women and I'm not sure what causes ED in men, but it seems to be more frequent in older men.  I'll have to admit that while I adore my SO, there are times when I feel like I'm wasting precious time that could be being put to something constructive.  I still enjoy it, but I enjoy watching "The Office" too.  Sometimes I don't tune in because I'd rather be accomplishing something.

Oh yes! The boys lurk - and in the "old" days - they were very naughty and tried to join !

True, it's something you can live without. But if the love is still there & you know you are loved, it's not the best situation in the world, but you can live with it!

IT'S TRUE, SOME DO LIVE WITHOUT THE PHYSICAL PART.. 
MY PARENTS DID AS DID I AND MY EX TILL WE WENT OUR SEPARATE WAYS..  
 IT HAD NOTHING TO DO WITH MENOPAUSE.. 
JUST COULDN'T STAND IT..

 

So many reasons for that to happen, sometimes it isn't a physical problem but rather people growing apart . I've heard some say, we love each other dearly but one doesn't want or need sex. For me, I look at my husband and think, omg, your body is so nice it still turns me on and luckily he feels the same .

I feel the same way about my husband. When the day comes, it's no longer possible, I will miss it.

GIRLFRIEND I WOULD GIVE ANYTHING TO B IN YOUR SHOES. MY DEAR HUSBAND HAS LOW T WITH RISKS, HIS DAD DIED WITH PROSTATE CANCER, SO HE HAS REGULAR CHECK UPS SO WE KNOW WHAT'S GOING ON. THEN, AND I'M SURE IT HASN'T ANYTHING TO DO WITH SEX, BUT HE WAS RECENTLY DIAGNOSED WITH KIDNEY DISEASE AND IS ON A STRICT DIET FOR LIFE. HE HAS HAD OVER 30 KIDNEY STONES. WE ARE CLOSER NOW THOUGH AND WILL DO OR NOT DO WHAT EVER WE CAN. LIFE WITH BUMPS ALONG THE WAY.

Being single and not in a relationship . . . so . . . well . . .

But I have a friend whose spouse has/had colon cancer and his sexual desire is nil.  She says that she had cried herself to sleep many times, but her spouse is a good man and she feels blessed, although she truly misses the intimacy of sex.

Yes, I agree with everyone that many people do live without sex in a committed relationship, for one reason or another. Sadly, of the couples I've known, there are very few in which both partners are okay with it.

I'm lucky that both I and my SO have a strong sexual drive and revel in one another. If that should ever change, we would miss it terribly but our deep and abiding love would see us through.  

Hummmm. I simply could not be happy if sex was not some part of the equation.  There are times in every long term relationship whereby sex may not be the most pressing issue tabled - and dry spells are known to happen. Of course, there are also issues of health and difficulties therein related.   I would never leave a man I loved who also loved me if he could no longer have sex in the usual fashion. There are many ways to physically connect with a person one loves.

But a marriage or a commited relationship without that tactile energy, love, affection and  synergy? I would rather be alone.

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