The 50-somethings aren't special; most other age groups saw a drop in their frequency of sex, too. Save Money: Get AARP member discounts on travel, shopping and more The chill isn't confined to the bedroom, sadly. Consider that the number of 45 Americans who believe that only married people should have sex has dropped by nearly half in five years-from 41 percent in 1999 to 22 percent in 2009.
The percentage of people who say they engage in affectionate acts like hugging, kissing, and caressing at least once a week also fell between 20. What's more, fewer survey respondents agree that "there's too much emphasis on sex today" than they did in 2004 (though maybe Janet Jackson's wardrobe malfunction at the 2004 Super Bowl had us fed up back then). Research has long shown that money worries sap sex, and with the recent unemployment scourge, yo-yoing 401(k)s and rampaging foreclosures, there's been no shortage in worries.
Besides rejecting her sexually, Sam showed little interest in their daughter."Stephanie" came to see me after discovering that her attorney husband "Sam" had been visiting prostitutes during his lunch hour.She learned this one night while up late with their sick toddler.She has told me and her sister - otherwise, she says, she's '100 per cent certain' that nobody else knows.'I won't allow Mark to call me on my mobile or email me, ever. I insist we talk on our office landlines, and when we meet for drinks or dinner, we pay with cash.
'We work in the same field, so meeting for lunch doesn't look suspicious. These probably aren't questions you'd relish answering, at least not in front of the kids.