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Women's Common Complaint: I'm Too Tired to Do It

Women's Common Complaint: I'm Too Tired to Do It

Having sex is a great way to relieve stress and express your love for someone. The problem is, sometimes we can feel too tired at night for an hour-long romp in the sheets. We get up early, work eight or more hours a day, run errands, make dinner, do the dishes, and by the end of it all, we're exhausted. We've got sleep on the mind, not sex.

Here are some tips that may help:

  • Don't get hung up on both of you having orgasms. Remember that sex is about intimacy and closeness. So spend some time making out and loving each other, and don't worry about necessarily having sex.
  • If you do want to have sex, get into bed earlier. That way you'll have enough energy to make love and you'll be finished just in time for bedtime.
  • Exercise during the day. It improves your stamina and also gives you energy for fun things at the end of your day.

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  • Have sex in the morning, during the day, or right after work. Who says you have wait until the evening to get it on?
  • Take turns pleasing each other. Since it can take women a lot longer to orgasm, alternate who gets to climax. Maybe tonight you focus on getting your man to have an orgasm, and the next time, it's all about you. Then when it's your turn, you'll get to relax and just enjoy the sensations without having to do a thing.
  • If you do like to have sex before you hit the hay, make sure you eat dinner at least two hours before, and make it a light meal. If you stuff yourself late and then go to bed, you'll feel sluggish and not at all in the mood for love.
  • Take a shower before you crawl into bed. It'll wake you up and make you feel clean, sexy, and in the mood.


mimosa1028 mimosa1028 9 years
I must be the man in my relationship, b/c I am the one who gets turned down. :( My boyfried works night, and I work days and go to school. So by the time he's home, he doesn't even want to eat of how tired he is. I'm the begger... so what can we do for our men here, Dear? How can we UN-TIRED them?? HELP! Pixie, I feel you; if it were up to me, I'd be on it DAILY.
nicachica nicachica 9 years
wow Pixie, i kinda envy you! but yeah, i like Dear's advice here. very helpful and timely! ;)
shugahxnxspice shugahxnxspice 9 years
Haha. I feel so bad for my boyfriend when I'm too pooped to entertain him. :P
chicaparati17 chicaparati17 9 years
I think this is good advice! Because although I am young I do feel tired sometimes! So these strategies might work!
Leanne1078 Leanne1078 9 years
I've never had an issue with this, it's usually my man that turns me down! I mean, I would say we still average at least 4 times a week but I could do it every day, more than once! I've always been that way.
sparklestar sparklestar 9 years
I'm never too tired.. it's a miracle really! He is the one who usually suffers from tiredness so if anybody is going to complain of a headache then it's usually him. ;) We're very thoughtful of the other though. If the other looks tired/hassled then we don't try it on. =)
SugarKat SugarKat 9 years
Sometimes it's fun to do it before the baby wakes up in the morning...I'm usually too tired then too, but every now and again, yeow!
lizzie_ttu lizzie_ttu 9 years
I hope I never get tired of it! I'm always scared about that happening someday... :(
msshellokitty msshellokitty 9 years
I don't think I've ever had an hour long romp.Even so,I'm still tired at night.I have kids that I take care of and I'm in school.Come night time I'm just not in the mood.We work it in somehow at least once a week but it isn't easy.
Le-Luxe Le-Luxe 9 years
I always think in my head that i am too
SummerBaby SummerBaby 9 years
i can say i have never ever said this one before..but then again i also do not have childern i could imagine that after taking care of your childern and then going to bed and having sex... you could be too tired.. but as of right now.... never too tired! lol
Greggie Greggie 9 years
"If you do want to have sex, get into bed earlier." While this is good-intentioned advice, it's really unrealistic a lot of the time. Jobs, kids, homework, housework, preparation for the next day, etc... all those things can make it impossible to get to bed earlier. But then again, we've never been ones who had active sex lives at bedtime anyway. Our times have always been scattered throughout the day, not a bedtime/nighttime activity.
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