Every week we partner with our sister magazine, Woman, to bring you expert sexual health advice from Christine Webber, a qualified psychotherapist with her own Harley Street practice.
My husband’ s a real morning person – he’s at his sexiest then. He wakes up with an erection! But I’m not in the mood then, I just want to get to work on time. I feel more like it at night but my hubby falls asleep in front of the TV, so there’s not much action then! What can we do?
I understand your husband is livelier in the mornings than at night, but I must tell you that most men sometimes wake up with erections. The main reason is that they have full bladders after a night’s sleep.
If every guy with a morning erection demanded sex before getting up, most of the nation would be late for work!
Compromise is needed. I read that Dame Helen Mirren used to set her alarm clock to go off early so that she could have sex with her husband before setting off on a day’s filming. That’s real dedication to a marriage!
OK, you’re not at your best in the mornings. But perhaps you could offer your husband ‘a quickie’ first thing, maybe a couple of times a week. Make it clear that you don’t want any stimulation or love play yourself, but that you’re just happy he ‘has you’. That should send him off to work with a smile on his face!
But what about you? Why not have some early evening sessions? Encourage your guy to come to bed once a week, before you have supper and watch TV. That could be your special time, and he should feel less exhausted.
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Also, make the most of weekends. Maybe you could take to your bed on a Saturday or Sunday afternoon? That way, you won’t be tired or in a hurry, and can enjoy your time together. Think laterally!
– There’s more advice from Christine in this week’s bigger better WOMAN, on sale every Tuesday.