Women: Embrace 'Wifely Duty,' Say Yes to Sex

By John Johnson,  Newser Staff
Posted Mar 3, 2009 6:40 PM CST
"Whatever happened to wifely duty," wonders columnist Bettina Arndt.   (Shutter Stock)

(Newser) – Attention women: For the sake of your relationship and general world harmony, it's time to resume having sex even when you're not in the mood. So says Bettina Arndt, a female columnist for the Canberra Times, who wonders, "Whatever happened to wifely duty?" It's still possible—in fact, easy—to enjoy sex even if you're not jazzed about the idea beforehand, she says.

"For couples to experience regular, pleasurable sex and sustain loving relationships, women must get over that ideological roadblock of assumptions about desire and 'just do it,'" writes Arndt. "The issue is not just sex, not getting rocks off but the emotional experience of making love, feeling connected, wanted and desirable and not facing the humiliation of constant rejection. It's an issue that cuts to the heart of a real relationship."