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AUDIO: Dr. Marty Klein - I Am A Newlywed And My Husband Has Lost Sexual Interest In Me. What Should I Do?

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

“Dear Dr. Klein, I am 39 years old and I am a newlywed. My husband and I have only been married for a month and a half and he has already lost interest in me sexually. No matter what I do or don’t do, I just can’t turn him on. I once had a boyfriend who was impotent and he at least made some attempts at having sex. My husband doesn’t even try. When we go to bed he goes right to sleep.

A few nights ago while we were in bed, I was trying to arouse him, and he simply just moved my hand away and then turned over and went to sleep. I could understand if he had always been this way with me, but no, he hasn’t. He makes me feel utterly repulsive. Is there a medication I can have prescribed for me so that I don’t have the urge for sex, so that I have no problem with his lack of desire for me?”

Dr. Marty Klein: Well, I am glad you came to EmpowHer and I am glad you clicked the “Ask” button, and I am glad that you asked me your question. This is a serious situation.

We value and respect our HERWriters' experiences, but everyone is different. Many of our writers are speaking from personal experience, and what's worked for them may not work for you. Their articles are not a substitute for medical advice, although we hope you can gain knowledge from their insight.

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