Many women in long-term relationships get worried when they feel the passion start to fizzle, but Dr. Meana says that can be fixed. "Passion is dependent on novelty, discovery, desire," she says. "What happens in relationships is we fall into these old patterns, and we start thinking we've figured everything out about each other, and we really haven't."
Another sex factor that can send women into panic is when they want sex less than their husbands, Dr. Meana says. "There are gender differences in sex drive; there are individual differences in sex drive," she says "I think we all have to take a breath and not catastrophize that."
Published on April 03, 2009