I used to have amazing sex with my wife but she no longer wants it

DEAR DEIDRE: I USED to have the best sex life with my wife, with both quantity and quality.

But in the past couple of years it has nosedived.

For more advice from Dear Deidre

No issue is too small, too large or too embarrassing. Read our personal replies here.

  • Dear Deidre on Sex
  • Dear Deidre on Relationships
  • Dear Deidre on Marriage
  • Dear Deidre on Family
  • Dear Deidre on Parenting
  • Dear Deidre on Grief

Instead of four or five times a week, I am lucky if we have sex once a month. I’m 53 and my wife is 49.

Intercourse hurts her now and I can’t put her through the pain.

She tries other ways to satisfy me but it’s not the same. I’m bored.

Get in touch in Deidre

Every problem gets a personal reply, usually within 24 hours weekdays.

Send an email to [email protected]

Or private message us via the DearDeidreOfficial Facebook page.

We change all personal details in our published stories to protect your identity.


She is most likely menopausal or perimenopausal, which is when hormonal changes can affect a woman’s libido and inhibit her natural lubrication.

Without this, sex can become very painful for a woman.

Talk to your wife and suggest she sees her GP.

She might be able to take HRT – that is hormone replacement therapy – which could help.

When you are having sex, take things slowly and focus on good foreplay to ensure she is comfortable.

A lot of couples do regain a fulfilling sex life after the menopause and I am sure you can too.

NEXT IN TODAY'S DEAR DEIDRE My family make no effort with me and I don't know what I have done wrong

READ DEIDRE'S PHOTO CASEBOOK Dave says he is getting freaked out by Emma's wedding plans

GET IN TOUCH How the page works and how to contact us 

    Source: Read Full Article