Sex in long-term relationships
Couples therapist and writer Esther Perel joins Jenni to offer insights and advice to Woman's Hour listeners who have shared their stories about sex in long-term relationships.
Psychotherapist Esther Perel wrote her first book Mating in Captivity ten years ago. Her second book The State of Affairs: Rethinking Infidelity has just been published. She joins Jenni to hear from Woman's Hour listeners about the challenges they face keeping the sexual spark alive in a long-term relationship and to give advice based on 20 years experience of talking to couples .
Mismatched libidos, pain during intercourse, getting into a routine and what happens to desire when kids come along are some of the issues raised. Is it unrealistic to expect passion in a marriage? Why does the sex seem to go off even in the most loving relationships and does it really matter?
Presenter: Jenni Murray
Producer: Erin Riley
Reporter: Abigail Hollick.