There are many reasons why people might lose interest in sex. Some people are simply too busy and their lives are so full that they have no capacity for sexual activity in their waking hours. And some people have never or hardly ever experienced a truly fulfilling sexual interaction that they gradually gave up on sex altogether. The first question you should ask yourself is: does it even matter? Monks and nuns do it, and they seem to be quite content.
Men lose interest in sex during long-term relationships before women, study finds
What to Do If Your Partner Is Uninterested in Sex
Over a third of British women in a relationship do not have interest in sex. Photo: Shutterstock. Are the results from a recent BMJ Open study really that surprising? So much for the belief that every relationship is perfect all the time.
New research is demonstrating what many people already knew from experience: Women lose interest in sex over time, while men don't. The finding has the potential to help couples, the researchers said. Knowing that many women's sexual desire diminishes over the course of a relationship could encourage both partners to be more realistic about their sex lives, and could help them weather the changes in desire as they occur.
Every relationship can go through dry spells when your partner is suddenly less interested in sex than you. It may a short-term problem related to stress at work or other issues that have driven your partner to distraction. Even more commonly, a sudden, hectic schedule—ranging from end-of-year exams to a do-or-die work deadline—can leave your partner exhausted and uninterested in anything more than sleep or a night in front of the TV. While dry spells like these are common and usually resolve on their own once things stabilize, a prolonged and unexplained disinterest in sex can be harmful to a relationship and the general well-being of both partners.