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Are Sexless Marriages on the Rise?

Published 17/09/2022 by Joanne Jones

Sexless Marriages

There's been much discussion about the declining state of sexless marriages. From the high divorce rate to the rise of cohabitation and lack of sex, couples seem to struggle to maintain a happy and healthy relationship with their sexual partner.

One trend that has received less attention but maybe just as concerning is the rise of sexless marriages. But what percentage of marriages are sexless? Experts say around 15-20% of marriages are sexless. Although there is no definitive definition for sexless relationships, most experts agree that it is a marriage in which the couple has a sexual frequency of 10 or fewer times per year.

Several factors can contribute to the lack of sexual desire. Sex therapists say some main contributing factors include financial stress, job dissatisfaction, and differing libidos. Another common question is, what percentage of sexless marriages end in divorce? The answer is that 74% of sexless marriages end up divorced.

Sometimes, Couples Drift Apart and Lose Interest in Each Other

Whatever the cause, sexless marriages can harm both partners. Not only does sex provide physical pleasure, but it also helps to foster intimacy and emotional connection. Sexless marriages can lead to high levels of decline in marriage success, leading to feelings of loneliness, resentment, and even anger. If you want to improve the frequency of sex with your partner, you can take steps to improve the situation.

First, communicate openly with your spouse about your needs and sexual desires. If you're feeling disconnected from your partner, try to spend more time together doing activities that you both enjoy. Don't feel shy when it comes to seeking professional help. You can speak to a relationship coach or therapist if you have difficulty resolving your issues.

You could also contact a Trusted Psychic for a love reading, to get a meaningful look into how your partner feels about the situation. Sometimes, it's far easier to talk to an outsider about issues relating to your love life. Live psychic readers are ready and available to talk day and night when you need support.

8 Reasons Why There Is an Increase in Sexless Marriages

There's been a growing trend of sexless marriages with no sexual satisfaction in recent years. Whilst there are many possible explanations for this phenomenon, here are eight of the most common reasons for sexless marriages:

  1. One or both partners suffer from a medical condition which makes sex painful. A common problem is an erectile dysfunction. A sexual health issue or even a mental health issue can impact their lack of desire for sex, leading to fully sexless marriages.
  2. One or both partners have a low sex drive due to many different factors.
  3. One or both partners are preoccupied with work or childcare responsibilities and don't have time or energy for sex.
  4. One or both partners are dealing with feelings of insecurity or self-doubt that make them reluctant to engage in sexual behaviour.
  5. One or both partners are unhappy with their physical appearance and feel self-conscious about being naked in front of their spouse.
  6. The relationship is going through a rough patch, and the couple is not connecting emotionally or physically, which makes it challenging to get into the mood for sex.
  7. One or both partners have unresolved issues from previous relationships that make them hesitant to open up sexually to their current spouse.
  8. The couple has different libido levels and needs help finding a middle ground that works for both partners. This can be frustrating and challenging, but it is essential to remember that there is often no one-size-fits-all solution.

Suppose you're facing a sexless marriage. In that case, it's important to talk openly with your spouse about your needs and concerns and to consult with a therapist or counsellor who can help you find ways to improve your relationship both sexually and emotionally, no matter what your sexual orientation.

Can Sexless Marriages Be Healthy, Happy, Long-term, or Doomed to Failure?

Can a sex-starved relationship problem allow you to have a healthy, happy and long-term relationship or one doomed to failure? Couples have debated this question for years.

Some believe that sexless marriages can be happy and long-lasting if love and communication exist. Others contend that without sexual intimacy, marriage is doomed to fail. There are pros and cons to both sides.

Some argue that many couples are happily married despite being in a sexless marriage. They point to the fact that love and companionship are the cornerstones of any successful relationship, not sexual activity. In addition, they argue that many couples with an active sex life often find that it does not make their marriage any happier or more stable than a sexless one.

Opponents of these marriages argue that sexual intimacy is integral to any relationship; without it, a couple will eventually grow apart. They contend that without regular physical affection, couples will begin to feel disconnected from one another and may even start to resent each other. In addition, they argue that sexless marriages can often lead to infidelity, as one or both partners may seek sexual gratification outside of the relationship.

Ultimately, whether these types of marriages can be happy and long-lasting is up to the couple themselves. If both partners are satisfied with the level of physical intimacy in their relationship, it's possible to have a happy and fulfilled marriage without regular sexual activity. However, if one or both partners feel unsatisfied with their relationship's lack of physical intimacy, the marriage will likely suffer.

How to Fix a Sexless Marriage?

Sexless marriages can be a tough pill to swallow. You probably feel frustrated, rejected, and even humiliated if you find yourself in this situation. But there's hope! Here are some tips for how to fix it:

  1. Talk to your partner. It's important to communicate openly with your spouse about your needs and desires. If you're feeling neglected, let them know lovingly. It's also important to listen to their needs and concerns.
  2. Make time for intimacy. If your busy schedules prevent you from connecting physically, it's time to schedule some quality time together. Make a date night at least once a week and include plenty of physical affection in your daily routine.
  3. Get creative. If traditional intercourse isn't working for you, get creative! There are many ways to experience sexual pleasure, so experiment until you find something that works for both of you.
  4. Seek help from a professional. If you have tried and tested everything and nothing is working, it may be the right time to seek help from a therapist or counsellor specialising in relationship issues.

Experienced love and relationship counsellors can help you identify the root of the problem and develop a plan for moving forward. Many thousands of struggling couples contact Trusted Psychics for in-depth love readings to clarify sexless marriages and relationship issues.

Should You Have an Affair If You're in a Sexless Marriage?

It's a question many will ask at some point in their lives: should you have an affair? There are things to consider before deciding. First, ask yourself why your sex life has dwindled. An affair may not be the best solution if it's due to a medical condition or other external factors.

However, if the problem is that you and your spouse are no longer sexually compatible, an affair could be a way to reignite the spark. Of course, having an affair also comes with risks-both emotional and physical. Weigh up the pros and cons beforehand.

Can a Psychic Help My Sexless Marriage?

Trusted Psychics love readings offer the best chance for help in sexless marriages. If you have lost the sexual connection with your spouse, a live psychic reader will help you explore the root of your problem and find a way to reignite the spark.

When you have a professional love reading at Trusted Psychics, the reader will not tell you what to do, but they can help you view your situation from a clearer perspective and find new ways to approach intimacy with your spouse.

With the guidance of a psychic love counsellor, you can start rebuilding the physical and emotional connection essential for a happy and fulfilling marriage.

Trusted Psychics are confidential so you can share your deepest concerns without fear of judgement. They can also offer practical advice for addressing more specific problems that may prevent you from enjoying a healthy sexual relationship.

If you are ready to start exploring new ways to bring intimacy back into your sexless marriage, Trusted Psychics can help you on your journey; visit the website and connect with an expert psychic via voice chat or live messenger services.

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