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View Poll Results: Can you have a healthy marriage without sex
Male -- No 54 30.51%
Male-- Yes 14 7.91%
Female -- No 76 42.94%
Female -- Yes 33 18.64%
Voters: 177. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 02-14-2009, 10:22 AM
 
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I voted for NO but I guess when you become old you probably dont really want sex anymore. At least, thats what I think. Not sure if old people care about it as much.
Define "old".
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Old 02-14-2009, 10:34 AM
 
Location: SoCal - Sherman Oaks & Woodland Hills
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Define "old".
Uh...... I was going to say like Mr. and Mrs. Roper but that would be bad. I dont know, 60s? 70s?
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Old 02-14-2009, 10:40 AM
 
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When the sex is gone, unless someone is too ill to do it, or too old...(I doubt 90 year olds are getting it on every night}

That means the marriage is over. NO one wants to go through the effort of changing the locks and looking for an apt. [Im thinking of non-abusive situations]They probably are staying togehter for financial or other reasons mostly.
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Old 02-14-2009, 10:41 AM
 
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Uh...... I was going to say like Mr. and Mrs. Roper but that would be bad. I dont know, 60s? 70s?
I'm not there yet, but I know plenty of people in that age group. No idea whether or not they are in the majority, but they absolutely still enjoy rattling the bones.
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Old 02-14-2009, 10:47 AM
 
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Define "old".
I was going to ask this, too!

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Uh...... I was going to say like Mr. and Mrs. Roper but that would be bad. I dont know, 60s? 70s?
I know a few couples in this age bracket and they're the randiest bunch you'll ever find! Viagra has worked wonders apparently!
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Old 02-14-2009, 11:17 AM
 
Location: Wyoming
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I voted yes, only because I know some people have no sex drive, and if two people who don't like sex can get together, I'd guess they could have a good marriage without it. Personally, I don't think I could.

I was in a sexless marriage for more than a decade. It wasn't good because I wanted sex and she didn't, but if I hadn't wanted sex either it would have been okay. She was perfectly happy with the marriage, couldn't understand why I thought there was a problem.
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Old 02-14-2009, 11:25 AM
 
Location: Va Beach
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When the sex is gone, unless someone is too ill to do it, or too old...(I doubt 90 year olds are getting it on every night}

That means the marriage is over. NO one wants to go through the effort of changing the locks and looking for an apt. [Im thinking of non-abusive situations]They probably are staying togehter for financial or other reasons mostly.
If you think everyone under 90 is having sex every night, you have got to be either nuts or just kidding.
People do have sex at 90, 80, 70 and even 40, but not everynight in this day & age unless you are a sex addict! If a man has prostate issues, you can bet "wally" isn't working that well. It doesn't mean that the couple can not have oral or loving/affectionate playtime.
If women are having issues during menopause and some women menopause as early as age 30, there are hormones and other things that can take care of this issue, but if one or the other has serious medical issues, then it's obvious that sex (and I do believe since a guy started this thread, that it's about penetration) is not happening. But why should this change a relationship and one or the other is running out the door?
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Old 02-14-2009, 11:48 AM
 
Location: Whoville....
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I voted no but it really depends on why you're not having sex. If one party is ill and can't, then I'd say yes. If they're just not interested, I'd say no.
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Old 02-14-2009, 11:50 AM
 
Location: VA
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I say no. There's nothing wrong with non intimate relationships. However, that's what friends are for...
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Old 02-14-2009, 12:07 PM
 
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No sex in a committed relationship? Why not just join a bowling league?
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