Comments on this article
The first comment: Perhaps if I calmly vent about it on tumblr, it will keep me from punching things.
It is not any person, man or woman’s, responsibility to have sex whenever their partner wants. No person should have to come up with excuses for why they do not want sex. All they have to do is say no. They shouldn’t need an excuse for deciding what they do with their own body. It’s something you have to figure out with your partner, not something that is just owed to you!
People like this are what keep asexuals like myself repressed, in the closet, and never wanting to get married. And you’re not helping any marriages by trying to guilt people who have lower libidos/just don’t want sex as often into having more sex with their partners either. You’re only making people more miserable by making them feel like they’ve made an unbreakable contract that rules over them making their own decisions about their body forever.
The last comment thread: Thank you for being apparently the only one in the comment section not talking about “but how does the guy feel?” “frigid female!” “Only 26 and only having sex once a week? This is a problem!” Whoever the first and last people in that thread were you made me want to cry a little less, so thanks for that.