The Mismatched Expectations of Marital Sex
It's late at night, the kids are asleep and as I drift off into sleepy land I hear, "Honey, are you asleep? Honey? Honey..."
Well I was until you woke me! And thus begins another sad tale of a married couple's inability to fulfill their innate needs: a wife's need to sleep, a husband's need for sex. Even worse, this story is playing out over urban landscapes, suburban developments and rural towns across the country — every night!
I know, because I have been collecting empirical data for years now and if I have come to one conclusion, it's this: men desire, no wait, REQUIRE sex, more than women. This is in general true, however, results may vary.
So it is the collective issues all married folks face that I hope to address in this new feature. It's possible that couples who aren't married face some of these problems as well, but if they are, at least they can stop the madness without consulting an attorney and dividing assets. I welcome the input of total strangers on this, because if you can't talk to a total stranger about the intimate details of your sex life, then who can you?
Back to the sleepy couple. Without a doubt, this pattern for most couples begins with the birth of their first child. Besides being emotionally and physical exhausted looking after a baby, something changes in a woman when she becomes a mother. A switch goes on that seems to override her former self and natural desires, which is replaced with a need to be this nurturing beast who lives and breathes maternal instincts. In other words, she is consumed by mothering, neglecting all things that mattered before the birth of her child — most importantly — you Mr. DNA donating husband.Continued on the next page