Contrary to what the Wall Street Journal and countless sitcoms seem to think, there are plenty of women who want sex more than their male partners. To put the only stereotype of the frigid female to rest -- and to shed light on the dissatisfaction a lot of women feel in their sexual relationships -- we put out a call for stories from women who had been physically involved with a partner who didn't share their sex drive. The emails poured in. From age 25 to 65, single, in relationships and married, women wrote to us about how they have struggled -- or are still struggling -- with the fact that they want sex more than their partners, often much, much more. We present their stories below not to blame men or women for these issues, but to showcase that sexual frequency is an issue for partners regardless of gender, age or marital status.
Sex Stories for a Mature Woman
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Wedding night sex may be the most overhyped part of getting married. There is so much pressure to have amazing sex after you say "I do"—but we're not quite sure why. For many couples, sex is already a big part of their relationship, and let's face it—wedding sex can rum the gamut, from sweet and romantic to super overrated or even a disaster. Take it from these 10 real brides who dished on how their wedding night sex or lack thereof went down. My Jewish friends and relatives refer to this as 'making soup. Since we got married outside, I remember seeing little spiders crawling through the lace of my wedding dress as I was bent over the couch, laughing the whole time.
The Poly Woman Starting to See Her Partners Again
This week, a woman having sex for the first time since March, reconnecting with partners, and wondering who she should cut loose: 47, poly, Seattle. I wake up and cancel an eye-doctor appointment so I can protest. I recently got laid off from my job at a prominent Seattle tech company, but have two and a half weeks to go.
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