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Old 09-21-2010, 02:28 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Among all my other problems, I brought this up to my therapist recently and she was a bit taken aback...

Can a man really be too tired for sex? I'm lucky if we do it once a month. I am very sexual, consider myself the "man" in the sex dept b/c I'm the one that always wants it and enjoys it. I have no problem initiating but EVERY time - come on!

Husband always falls asleep on the couch. Always compains how tired he is. He works hard but all the time?? When we do do "the deed" it's a total of 10-15 minutes tops including foreplay!

What's the deal? I think he's just tired of me...
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Old 09-21-2010, 03:00 PM   #2 (permalink)
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After a year of purusing these forums, I'm finally convinced that yes, it is a possibility for there to be a male that doesn't want sex 24-7. I don't get it, but a non-horny male is actually possible.

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Old 09-21-2010, 03:31 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Anonny,

I assume you and your husband are way under 40 years old, I'm a bit surprised that your husband is always tired and only up (sorry) for once a month sex.

I am not a medical professional, but let ask if has any/all of the following symptoms which would indicate one of the most likely causes of fatigue in a relatively young man.
Frequent urination
Unusual thirst
Extreme hunger
Unusual weight loss
Extreme fatigue and Irritability

Frequent infections
Blurred vision
Cuts/bruises that are slow to heal
Tingling/numbness in the hands/feet
Recurring skin, gum, or bladder infections
I'm 61, in my 30s, my gf and I were having fun almost daily. With the right woman I'd be able and delighted to play every other day, sometimes more often these days.

Assuming he is not waking at 4 or 5 AM because he's going to the gym and pumping iron, or running 10K, or baking bread at work, he is possibly depressed or suffering from a wide range of possible illnesses, the list above a starting point.

I think he needs a whole body & mind exam by a very good doctor, not the one he sees every once in a while. Find the dr. by asking friends for GP/internist with an open mind and a good brain.

I hope that the real issue is something like sleep apnea which can be easily dealt with, but please have him see a dr. soon - something is wrong.

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Old 09-21-2010, 04:02 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Thanks for your concern Mark, that is very sincere of you to point out a possible health concern. He does not suffer from any of the symptoms you've listed though.

My husband does wake up early for work (b/t 5-6am depending on the workload - runs a family business) and runs around all day and squeezes in the gym or sports (hockey and softball) when he can so I can understand him being tired MOST of the time. But if he has the energy to invest at the gym or his recreational activities how can he not have the energy for me at least once a week?
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How old are the two of you? Was he always like this? Have either of you changed physically a lot? What is his exercise schedule?

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Among all my other problems, I brought this up to my therapist recently and she was a bit taken aback...

Can a man really be too tired for sex? I'm lucky if we do it once a month. I am very sexual, consider myself the "man" in the sex dept b/c I'm the one that always wants it and enjoys it. I have no problem initiating but EVERY time - come on!

Husband always falls asleep on the couch. Always compains how tired he is. He works hard but all the time?? When we do do "the deed" it's a total of 10-15 minutes tops including foreplay!

What's the deal? I think he's just tired of me...
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Old 09-22-2010, 08:08 AM   #6 (permalink)
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MEM - I'm 32 and he's 31. He works 12-14 hour days and squeezes in the gym during that time. Last night I actually asked him where he found the energy to play hockey and softball this summer b/c now that the season is over he's replaced those activities w/ sleeping on the couch (hinting instead of reserving and using some energy on me) and he said "I LOVE playing hockey, when I'm out there I don't think about how tired I am" - gee thanks, right? <sigh>

We are both in great physical condition - I work out 5 days a week, am very fit and always full of energy.

I just don't get it - guess he's bored with me. Been together for 8 years - kind of scares me that stuff like this happens
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In some of your other posts you have brought up the fact your husband has problems with drugs, gambling, and other woman. I believe the answer you are looking for lies within all of that. Why would he be interested (or even have energy) in/for sex with you when he is a serial cheater, gambler, and possible experimenting with ecstasy?
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Old 09-22-2010, 09:22 AM   #8 (permalink)
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you're right 827. I always figured he had to be getting it somewhere else if he wasn't getting it from me... anyone I have ever told, male or female, thinks it's very strange that he is always so tired and not up to sex... it only takes him 10-15 mins tops!
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Old 10-05-2010, 07:50 PM   #9 (permalink)
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Okay, you came to me and asked for my help


First I am going to tell you, tell you this
"ThinkToMuch" he is always bringing up about people losing weight, being fat, doing things wrong... (Which did not this time to you though- but does with a lot...So does Cherrypie18)You are not doing anything wrong, do not worry on that part. You, are not fat so there is not any need to worry on that part... Yes, their are men out here who, do get overly tired and are not really able to make love with us like they should be doing...

Yes, you can be over worked, they could have
Depression going on in their lives; they could be sick, could be meds that they are taking- it really could be anything. I know though as a Female; myself that we do blame ourselves on these things; we feel as we are doing something wrong when things just do not seem the same as before... You are saying about your husband only making love once a month with you. Well, I would have to say- THAT IS HARD.

That right there was something that I put
Up with for so many years. But also my husband he was on meds that made him that way though. He use too back when we were dating a first married he use to always do four play with me. Now, days he will not no longer go down on me and has not done so in many of years. I did bring it up him though today; before our love making started. Cause he still does have a hard time getting it- those pills really messed him up. Anyway, he said to me "I will play with you instead" I was hurt but did not let it show. I then talked with him after we were done making love and I let him know on how I wish he would still do those things with me.

Your best bet though is to talk with
Your husband; find out the reasoning on why, the love making just is not the same why, he will not make love with you more often than he has been doing. Ask him also if he is depressed about anything; see, if there is anything you are able to do where you can help him over come being depressed...

I would not point the finger though
Do not just jump and think he is cheating on you; most likely it is not that at all... Show him you love him; let him know "No matter what it is my love- I am here for you" Also if you have not already done so- dress even more sexier than you have been doing for him. Make you love making into games, he most likely has been waiting to try something new with you; which has come up to you in ways with him telling you, But you just are not aware of what it is he really wants. Okay, I pretty much told you here on what I was feeling and also seeing. Good luck


PS: I KNOW HE HAS CHEATED MANY OF TIMES IN THE PAST- BUT THIS TIME HE IS NOT

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Old 10-06-2010, 01:01 AM   #10 (permalink)
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Sex is usually a pretty high priority for a healthy male. I know if I were too tired for it, I'd also have to be too tired to eat, go to work, or take care of any other life function. If I get that tired, the ambulance better be pulling up in my driveway. I suspect his reluctance has another explanation. Could be ED, or some other performance anxiety issue.
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Old 10-06-2010, 03:38 PM   #11 (permalink)
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My husband some times gets stressed at work during difficult times. Every year around end of year stock inventory and audit I know he is gonna be exhausted. He also some times has to create power point presontations for the base and works very late hours at some since they don't allow him much time to work on them at work.

During these times he just wants to sleep when he can. He hardly stays awake for dinner let alone playing games so I ease off about the sex. Once he's rested he's back on his game. Once during end of year audit he came to our sons t-ball game and he actually fell asleep next to me on the bleachers lol
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Old 10-06-2010, 04:16 PM   #12 (permalink)
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Sex is not a high priority for a healthy male who is sleep deprived. I know from experience.

If you are rested and fed, have a roof over your head, no financial problems, ie the bases are covered, then sex every other day ought to be important.

But my friend's husband only wants to do it twice a month. That is normal for him.

Some people do it every day.

My H gets mad if I talk about sex more than 5 min in a day. He just doesn't want to think about it that often. He is all man, gets very hard, plays sports, in great shape and he is over 50.
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Old 10-06-2010, 04:41 PM   #13 (permalink)
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Once a month seems far below anything resembling a reasonable frequency, to me; far too infrequent to be explained by just the fatigue of normal life. Like the OP says, she's asking for him to expend maybe 15 minutes on her. Anyone that tired needs to see a doc.
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Old 10-07-2010, 02:49 PM   #14 (permalink)
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During his busy season (Nov/Dec) I know not to expect it and I'm totally fine with it but this has gotten ridiculous. He even keeps his eyes closed during sex and is so akward with me at sometimes - acts like a little kid.
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I'm sure his double life is the culprit--young women, gambling, and drugs. If it is a medical problem, it's probably due to the recreational drug use.

I don't think most posters have read your other threads.
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