Is stress causing problems in your bedroom?
How many of the following questions do you answer in the affirmative?
- Does sex seem like more trouble than it’s worth?
- Do household chores and office responsibilities get in the way of sexual activity?
- Do you think about these responsibilities while you are making love?
- Do you feel guilty taking time for sex?
- Do you feel imposed upon when your partner shows an interest in lovemaking?
- Do you get impatient when your partner takes too long to become aroused or reach a climax?
- Do you feel like physical pleasure is wasting time?
- Do you get restless when sex lasts too long?
- Do you make love when you are tired?
- Do you fail to reserve special time for sexual rendezvous?
If you answered more than three with a “yes”, it may be time to examine your priorities. If you answered eight or more with “yes”, you almost certainly need to take more time to “sniff the roses.” We all feel too much pressure some of the time, but – perhaps your pressure is chronic.