Sex therapist Bettina Arndt, who is the author of The Sex Diaries, said four out of 10 sexually frustrated women she has worked with had ended their relationships because of problems in the bedroom. Sydney psychologist and sex therapist Serena Cauchi said she had also noticed this new trend.
"It is not as uncommon as you would think. Women may react just as men may do in this situation; some have affairs and some choose to end the relationship."
One 42 year old woman confessed she had been sexually frustrated for at least 7 of the 14 years she had been married. Her self esteem had "taken a battering" because of the constant rejection from her husband. "Having a husband who is hardly interested in having sex with me has made me feel like it's my fault."
Being a sex starved wife isn't easy especially when you hear your friends complaining about husbands who want sex all the time.
Arndt said more research needed to be done but that proves to be difficult. Men men aren't willing to talk about the fact that their sex drive has slipped into low gear.