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Sex a low priority zone for modern eves!

Dr. Anita H. Clayton's new book, Satisfaction: Women, Sex, and the Quest for Intimacy, explores the reason behind it.

india Updated: Jan 16, 2007 13:21 IST

In the day and age where women want nothing but the best, there happens to be one area of their lives that still remains just “mediocre” for many – their sex lives.

According to Dr. Anita H. Clayton, one of the world’s pre-eminent experts on women’s sexuality and a psychiatrist with the University of Virginia Health System, has exposed and explored this secret in her new book, Satisfaction: Women, Sex, and the Quest for Intimacy.

In the book, Dr Clayton says that one of the reasons why women end up having unsatisfactory sex lives is because they have put work and family first, and given sex a low priority.

“Work and family come first. We end up putting sex low on the priority list. Then when our partner initiates sex, it’s just another task. I really believe that we as women accept a level of dissatisfaction that we don’t need to accept,” Dr Clayton says.

She adds that cultural and religious beliefs often place limitations on passion and desire of women.

This comes into force especially after pregnancy, where a woman’s view of herself as a sexual being may change.

Menopause, often considered a time of diminished desire, Dr Clayton also insists can actually be a time of heightened arousal and desire because of more personal freedom and fewer childrearing responsibilities.

The book is scheduled for release by Ballentine/Random House in mid-January.

First Published: Jan 16, 2007 13:21 IST