Sexual Dissatisfaction in Marriage

Sexual intimacy between husband and wife can be among the most satisfying benefits of marriage, yet many couples feel unfulfilled. Basic gender differences present a primary challenge. Add to that repeated excuses €œI €™m not in the mood, € €œI have a headache, € €œWe don €™t have to have sex every night, do we? € and it €™s easy to feel rejected, insecure and frustrated. Honest communication is the starting point. Discovering the €œwhy € behind sexual dissatisfaction can uncover the €œhow € for overcoming the marital bedroom blues.

Background Information

Gender Differences in Orgasms
Men and women aren't the same when it comes to reaching the peak of sexual fulfillment.

Just Hold Me
Men and women both desire and need physical connection.

Virtual Unfaithfulness: Pornography Use in a Marriage
Why shouldn't a husband and wife use pornography to increase their sexual excitement and enhance their lovemaking?

When Sex Isn't Satisfying
Here's a look at the origins of sexual dissatisfaction in marriage.

Questions and Answers

Why are some men and women less sensual than others?
Answer

My wife will not respond to me sexually unless the circumstances are just right. Are other women like this?
Answer

Stories

Unhappy in Bed
If sex is supposed to be great, why is it less than satisfying for so many couples?

If you've been through an experience related to this topic, we invite you to share your story with others.
Share Your Story

Other Things to Consider

Where is God in the Midst of All My Troubles?
So many cry out to Him in times of need, but is God really listening? And, more important, does He care?

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Parenting TeensSexual Activity, Crisis Pregnancy, Homosexuality

TransitionsGetting Married, Adoption, Having a Baby