Sex positivity is a great thing. While there are many reasons people choose to have sex pleasure, pleasing others, intimacy, stress relief, escape, or self-validation , there are plenty of other ways to meet these reasons without having sex. More importantly, being purely and wholly disinterested in sexual activity is a choice that needs to be respected. So, in a world that oversimplifies sex, it may be helpful to understand what never having sex really means and how to explain it to others. If you find that you feel significantly distressed by your lack of sexual desire, find a sex-positive therapist to validate your experience.
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Not having sex for a long time: Are there side effects?
Subscriber Account active since. Relationships change over the years. If you're one of the many couples who find themselves having a lot less sex than they did when they started dating, you're not alone. Sometimes, though, a couple's sex life gradually decreases until it becomes nonexistent. And unless both people are happy with that, it's inevitably going to lead to problems. Couples may stop having sex for a variety of reasons, and the reasons can sometimes be uncomfortable to talk about with your partner.
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According to Hollywood rom-coms, you should want to get hot and heavy with your partner every chance you get. Cleveland Clinic is a non-profit academic medical center. Advertising on our site helps support our mission. We do not endorse non-Cleveland Clinic products or services.
Life happens, which means dry spells happen, am I right? No biggie—unless that dry spell morphs into more of a, well, severe drought. Wondering why don't I want to have sex anymore?