Think you’ve removed intercourse for good? I’ve a four-step plan to get you again on observe, says TRACEY COX (and it actually works!)

“Why don’t I feel like having sex?” is the query I’m requested essentially the most by ladies.

It has all the time been essentially the most requested query and I’ve been writing about intercourse and relationships for many years.

‘I’m afraid to have intercourse. What is mistaken with me?’

“I’ll do everything I can to avoid it—even though I know it will ruin my relationship.”

“I see that look in his eyes and I want to run.”

We know that girls lose want sooner in long-term relationships than males. Not as a result of our want for intercourse is decrease, however as a result of ladies want extra fascinating intercourse than males to take pleasure in it.

Our orgasm fee is decrease (in all probability for a similar cause), which additionally reduces motivation.

Women lose want sooner in long-term relationships than males. Not as a result of our intercourse drive is decrease, however as a result of ladies want extra fascinating intercourse than males to take pleasure in it (inventory picture)

But that’s not the total story

Research means that about 40 % of girls worldwide expertise decreased want. After interviewing a whole bunch of girls for my newest books, I pushed that share even larger.

There’s another excuse why ladies cease having intercourse that’s hardly ever talked about in analysis or research: It’s as a result of intercourse is a bundle deal.

I got here up with a four-step plan to assist ladies reconnect with their sexual selves based mostly on this truth.

Guess what? It capabilities.

What do I imply by “package deal”? Everything will change into clear. Let me stroll you thru it.


Women love blanket statements.

“I’m not interested in sex.” End of story. No additional dialogue needed.

When I ask, ‘But why? Limit it for me to exactly what you don’t like about it’, I get a special perspective.

“It’s because I don’t like my body anymore” (Would you be completely happy having intercourse in the dead of night? Or would you are feeling higher in the event you obtained extra compliments out of your accomplice?).

“I don’t like being harassed for sex all the time” (agree on a method to provoke intercourse that fits you extra and discuss how typically you might be proud of intercourse).

“I’m too tired at the end of the day.” (Do it within the morning or throughout the day on weekends).

“I don’t have an orgasm during intercourse” (Join the membership: solely 20 % of girls do. There are many different methods to climax).

The level is that there are answers to most issues. You simply should be very, very clear about what the issue really is to seek out it.

Action Plan: Make a listing of all of the stuff you don’t like about intercourse. Take your time and hold going till you are feeling you’ve lined the important thing components that hold you from having fun with intercourse together with your accomplice.

Sex skilled Tracey Cox (pictured) reveals a four-step plan to assist ladies who aren’t fascinated about intercourse


Or a minimum of wouldn’t thoughts doing it, if I needed to.

When pressed, ladies say issues like, “Well, I still like kisses.” Or “I used to enjoy having my breasts stroked.”

Other feedback: ‘I like the hugs and the feeling of intimacy afterwards.’ “I think it’s a compliment that he wants me.” “It makes me happy to see him so happy.”

When I say to ladies, “Why don’t you continue having sex with the things you like and stop doing the things you don’t like?” the reply is direct and predictable.

‘Do not be crazy! My partner would never think about that. Sex to him is sexual intercourse and if you don’t have that, it’s not actual intercourse.’

If solely males may perceive this easy idea.

If they didn’t make intercourse a part of each intercourse session, extra ladies could be fascinated about intercourse.

Many ladies take pleasure in some components of intercourse – X and Y – however not Z. Knowing that Z – intercourse – is all the time a part of the equation, they keep away from intercourse utterly.

Intercourse is probably essentially the most favourite a part of intercourse for males, nevertheless it leaves many ladies chilly.

Even worse, we’re in a weird state of affairs the place it’s tremendous to say, “Actually, I’m not really into finger stimulation/oral sex/sex toys.” But unthinkable to say, “Actually, I don’t enjoy intercourse that much.”

If each sexual encounter was different – generally it was simply kissing, one other time breast caressing and perhaps some hand stimulation, the subsequent time he happy her with a vibrator or one in every of you gave the opposite oral intercourse, ladies wouldn’t announce that they dislike have intercourse. ALL intercourse.

Action plan: Now make a listing of all of the issues about intercourse that you just loved and may nonetheless take pleasure in. It’s okay to write down stuff after taking part in (I just like the hug on the finish), it’s all a part of the expertise of intercourse.


First, take a look at your “What I Don’t Like” listing. Try to give you an answer subsequent to every factor you don’t like, just like the examples I used above.

“He goes from zero to a hundred too fast.” Solution: If he spent extra time on foreplay, I’d take pleasure in intercourse extra.

If you’re having hassle understanding your “What I Like” listing, take into consideration the next:

It’s by no means mistaken to have intercourse her method

Female-driven intercourse is predicated extra on foreplay, so extra satisfaction for him and her (don’t be fooled: males love foreplay too, they only want permission to sit down again and revel in and never be in cost).

When {couples} have intercourse her method, intercourse occurs extra typically.

If you’re in a low or no intercourse relationship and given a selection – I’m completely happy to have intercourse this fashion or not fascinated about intercourse in any respect – most males are completely happy to embrace the primary possibility.

Try it. You could also be stunned how welcome your ideas are – and the way shortly it will possibly change what you thought was an irreparable state of affairs.

Do you continue to masturbate? What do you consider whenever you do this? When you take a look at erotica, what about your accomplice?

What approach do you utilize throughout solo intercourse? Does your accomplice know how you can carry out this system on you?

If you utilize a vibrator to get off, have you considered asking him to apply it to you?

Do you are feeling extra comfy having intercourse in the dead of night? At what time of day would you like to have intercourse?

What do you are feeling most comfy with?

Does music put you within the temper? What sort of music?

Are you content giving intercourse as an alternative of receiving it? Many ladies are tremendous with giving their accomplice a blowjob or oral intercourse, however don’t need them to reciprocate.

Do you fantasize? What themes are they? Is there something you may take from them to include into intercourse (e.g. have him tie your arms behind your again).

Do you get turned on by studying a spicy e-book or watching intercourse in a film or TV present? Would your accomplice be open to watching them learn bits collectively?

Action plan: After all this gathering of data, it is best to have a transparent thought of ​​what you need much less of, what you need extra of, and a few concepts about what sort of intercourse is healthier for you.

Now all it’s a must to do is…


Don’t fear if that is essentially the most daunting job of the entire train: it’s for most individuals.

But the benefit of speaking about intercourse together with your accomplice for the primary time is that when you recover from that preliminary awkwardness, it will get simpler in a short time. And simpler. To the purpose the place you marvel why it took so lengthy to do it.

Trust me, in the event you’ve been avoiding intercourse and never having common intercourse, likelihood is your accomplice will likely be overjoyed to have a dialog. Especially one with a constructive slant and plenty of ideas and options.

Wait till you’re tremendous after which say, “I’ve been thinking about our sex life and how we don’t do it as often as we used to.” And I began excited about/studying an article that inspired me to actually take into consideration intercourse and the issues I like and the issues I’m not so enthusiastic about. I discovered it very fascinating and want to share it with you. Would you be fascinated about that? I’m additionally interested by your favourite components of intercourse and issues to take and go away.’

That’s a great dialog starter. It may take you just a few tries to get to the purpose the place you’re each comfy chatting, however the rewards of doing to date outweigh any discomfort.

Together you may then put collectively just a few intercourse eventualities that you just each would take pleasure in. Sex that isn’t simply X plus Y equals Z.

Aim to give you a minimum of 4 or 5 tough plans for the way a session may go. You don’t should observe them religiously, simply have an thought of ​​what you might be aiming for. Some will favor one in every of you over the opposite, however relationships are all about compromise.

You can discover extra info on how you can discuss intercourse together with your accomplice at

Tracey’s weekly podcast, SexTookay with Tracey and Kelsey, frequently covers matters with this as nicely. Find it at