The Joy of Less Sex?

May 21, 2024

The Boston Globe | March 26, 2014

Twombly encapsulates the essence of what’s missing in so many diatribes: Less sex — or less intense sex — is only a problem if both partners think it is. Newton’s Judy Norsigian co-authored every edition of the landmark book “Our Bodies, Ourselves” since the 1970s.

“Some researchers have found that the very same woman will experience different phases through her life cycle, sometimes going through a horny period with lots of interest in sex and sometimes not being interested at all. Often, just an interest in nonsexual cuddling and physical affection persists, but that doesn’t make it a problem per se. Unfortunately, the culture often defines this as a problem,” she says.

Read the full story: The Joy of Less Sex? by Kara Baskin