Do couples have unrealistic expectation about sex -- and how do we deal with those expectations?
We live in a very sexualized society. In the last twenty five years we’ve come to value part of our self worth based on our sexuality and sexiness.
With women’s emancipation the ideal that sex was her wifely duty was tossed. She was given her orgasm and expected to enjoy sex with her sexual encounter—even though her burden was doubled with work and home life. It’s a sad paradox that there is so much expectation on how couples are expected to enjoy sex in order to keep up with the Jone’s.
So, yes, I do believe couples have WAY too many unrealistic expectations around sex. But then again, I’d be out of a job if they didn’t.
It’s important for couples to realize that sex is an ever evolving entity. However, most couples force and keep a static, “we must have sex once a week in order to meet average couple standards”. This works against the relationship in the long run.