The Sex-Starved Wife
Behind Closed Doors
REDBOOK and Michele Weiner Davis teamed up to ask women about their
husbands' sexual desire. Here's what we learned:
- 60 percent of the more than 1,000 women we surveyed said that they were as
interested in sex as their husbands — or more so.
- How often you have sex is determined by how often the lower-desire partner
wants it — whether that's the man or the woman.
- Although 95 percent of higher-desire women are either somewhat bothered by
the desire gap or consider it to be a serious problem, 56 percent believe that
their husbands aren't bothered by it at all.
- According to their wives, men's low sexual desire is caused by erectile
dysfunction only 11 percent of the time. The most common causes are
Adapted from The Sex-Starved Wife. Copyright 2008 by Michele Weiner
Davis. Published by Simon and Schuster. For more information, go to
Originally published on December 11, 2007
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