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What is maintenance sex? It may help strengthen your marriage

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What do women want? It has been at the centre of numerous books, articles and blog posts, and no doubt the cause of countless agonised ponderings by men and women alike. But despite decades spent trying to crack this riddle, researchers have yet to land on a unified definition of female desire, let alone come close to fully understanding how it works. But more recent evidence reveals that differences between the sexes may actually be more nuanced or even non-existent, depending on how you define and attempt to measure desire. Some studies have even found that men in relationships are as likely as women to be the member of the couple with the lower level of sexual desire. For decades, researchers had assumed men have more sexual desire than women - an idea rejected by recent findings Credit: Olivia Howitt. But when the question is revised to ask about in-the-moment feelings — the amount of desire experienced in the midst of a sexual interaction — scientists find no difference between men and women.

Is your husband losing interest in femininity and you can't figure out why, or what to do about it? Marriage therapist Michele Weiner Davis shares some insights she gained from chat to women about their sex lives, sex drives and dry spells. Are you a sex-starved wife? A female who deeply desires more satisfying femininity with your husband?

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