It's a Friday night, and mid-orgasm, my eyes lock on my husband. He smiles, giving me that devilish look that still makes my stomach flip, even six years into our marriage. The only thing: He's not the man I'm having sex with—my partner is a friend of ours, and a circle of half-clothed strangers and acquaintances are watching the scene. We probably attend one every two months, and we don't necessarily have sex with other people at them—sometimes we have sex with each other, sometimes we just watch, and sometimes we "play" a euphemism for anything that stops before penetration with other people. We've been doing this since we met at a sex party in New York City. I don't like the term "sex party , "which makes it sound like everyone is having random sex without regard to safety or morals.
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Perhaps that's why this new year, your relationship goals for are all about tuning inward, and tending to your love life like it's a delicate houseplant in an overpriced but aesthetically pleasing planter from Anthropologie. In a world without nightlife or vacations in the foreseeable future, you and are your partner are forced to really live in the moment and with each other. You have to continually find ways to make your relationship feel exciting and fresh without the ability to travel, go dancing, or get bottomless mimosas. And when you can't go out with your friends or head to your parents for the weekend, you'll have to deal with conflict head-on, especially if you're living together. As you grew and evolved through the whirlwind of , so did your love.
As many as 40 million Americans in romantic relationships scant on sex — and some of them are perfectly happy with it. Here's how to tell if your sexless marriage is healthy, or in need of some sizzle. That accounts for about 40 million people in the United States. For women in their 40s and 50s, about 21 percent reported no sex with their partner in the previous year.