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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, 06:16 PM
 
Location: Orlando, Florida
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I think the answer depends a whole lot on the age, health and other shared interests of the couple.
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Old 02-14-2009, 06:17 PM
 
Location: Hot Springs, AR
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Marriage is suppose to be about being with the person you love. Sex is just one way to express love. Unless the couple really wants children, sex is not a necessary part of marriage.
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Old 02-14-2009, 06:29 PM
 
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I changed relationship to marriage for the poll so it is now the same as the title of the thread.
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Old 02-14-2009, 06:35 PM
 
Location: Jacksonville, Fl
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I have a healthy marriage; by that I mean I'm totally devoted to my wife, but due to her health issues, intimacy is very rare. About once a month.
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Old 02-14-2009, 06:36 PM
 
Location: Texas
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Now that the poll has been changed, I'll vote and I'll say "no" but I understand that there are SOME exceptions such as old age, medical issues, etc.
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Old 02-14-2009, 06:41 PM
 
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Exactly. A relationship, especially marriage, should be more than sex. If my wife lost the ability to enjoy or have sex, I would still be married to her.

It is for better or for worse.
I agree.. when my late DH was ill and couldn't have sex, I still loved him and was faithful to him. I would rather live without sex, than without him.
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Old 02-14-2009, 06:42 PM
 
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Why would the wording make a difference...?
There are all sorts of relationships...many different ages as well, where the two parties don't want to or are not ready to have sex.

Marriage is pretty much a "okay it's you and me forever, bub" deal. Well, "forever" being the initial goal, if not the reality.
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Old 02-14-2009, 06:53 PM
Status: "Gone hunting until December!" (set 22 days ago)
 
Location: Lost in Montana *recalculating*...
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Now that the poll has been changed, I'll vote and I'll say "no" but I understand that there are SOME exceptions such as old age, medical issues, etc.
Have you read a vow of marriage? If you did, and you understood, the question will always be 'yes'.

There are no other correct answers.

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Old 02-14-2009, 07:15 PM
 
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I'm down with the bone dance, the horizontal mambo, bumping uglies, the beast with two backs, taking the skin boat to tuna town, hop on the good foot and do the bad thing, roughing up the suspect.

DM me if you need further clarification.
LMAO this is toooooooo funny!!!

reminds me that one of the joys of raising three sons was that there was a lot of "testosterone talk" and "boy humor." One day the ninth grader was handing me papers out of his backpack to look at and said with a smile, "Here this is kinda funny" I thought it was homework or some handout from class.

No, it was a list of no less than 200 phrases, euphemisms such as those above, only for, how shall we say this and still be PG-13, solo activity of the male variety. I was laughing so hard the tears in my eyes blurred the pages. We still quote funny entries from that list at family gatherings, and the son is now out of college. My own favorite from that wondrous and varied compilation was "jerkin the gherkin"
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Old 02-14-2009, 07:37 PM
 
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With different health issues me and my wife don't have sex.But we have a very good relationship.

hillman
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