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AUDIO: Dr. Marty Klein - Why Do Couples Quit Having Sex And Then Never Talk About It?

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No sex or relationship question is too embarrassing because it's time to ask EmpowHer's sexuality expert, Dr. Marty Klein, anything.

Michelle King Robson:
Dr. Klein, one of our women asks, “Why do couples quit having sex and then never talk about it?”

Dr. Marty Klein:
I don’t think there is a sadder question that a person can ask than that. The sad part is not that people stop having sex. The sad part is that people stop talking about it, and I think the reason that people stop talking about it is because they feel so sad or because they feel lonely or because they feel embarrassed, because they feel like a failure.

In my experience clinically, when people stop having sex, they are either really, really, really angry, or they feel like a failure. And nobody likes to talk about failure, whether it’s failure at work, or failure raising kids, or failure in a sexual relationship.

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