America’s Not-So-Dirty Secret: The Sexless Marriage

Behind closed doors, millions of couples are harboring a not-so-dirty little secret: We still love each other, but we don’t have sex anymore.

Can a romantic relationship exist without sex? Robert Weiss, in his blog “Sex and Intimacy” writes that for an estimated 40 million people in the United States, the answer is yes. Whereas the average married couple over age 30 has sex 58 times a year (just over once a week), 15 to 20 percent of couples are “sexless,” according to national surveys.

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