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Would You Go Through a Sex Detox?

If you've been feeling like something is just not right in your relationship, it might be time for a sex detox. According to Ian Kerner, the author of Sex Detox, abstaining from sex for 30 days will help individuals gain a new perspective on their relationship (or future relationships, if currently single) by turning the focus on other important aspects of what makes up a healthy relationship.

Although this may sound simple to some, the sex detox takes a lot of hard work and determination. During these 30 days, Kerner urges people to answer numerous questions that he poses in his book, and he asks them to journal, learn breathing techniques, and complete daily assignments so they can better understand the role that sex plays in their relationships.

Since sex has the capability of changing relationship dynamics, Kerner feels his book will help improve "self awareness and sexual confidence" for those who are married and will "provide an understanding of how they [singles] handle themselves when dating."

Although abstaining from sex for 30 days probably feels like an eternity, I can understand Kerner's argument. So ladies, if you feel like you need a change of pace when it comes to your sex life, tell me, would you sign up for a sex detox?


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mimmy mimmy 8 years
the sex is if you have been feeling like something. is just not right in your relationship, it might be time for a sex detox. It just depends on how long the couple is together and their sex drives, etc ========================================================================================= mimmy Drug Detox
princess_eab princess_eab 9 years
Why not? We haven't done it in over a month anyway. I think we need to use that time to think about why it's not happening.
silkee silkee 9 years
I'm leaning towards doing a sex detox (before reading this article) w/the person I have been seeing for almost 2 yrs. Just a week w/o having sex has changed my perspective, made myself feel better about me and only me, and get my numerous thoughts calm for a moment. I think it is a good idea. W/sex eliminated for a period of time, you start to see your relationship or yourself in a whole different light.
j2e1n9 j2e1n9 9 years
Sure why not. I know plenty of couples who do this anyways unintentionally. It just depends on how long the couple is together and their sex drives, etc.
Silverlining10 Silverlining10 9 years
I know where my boyfriend and I are. There's no need to gain "perspective." we're been through soo much crap together, if we were to lose the ability to have sex one day (I mean, what does not having sex with someone for thirty days really mean when sex is such an important part of a relationship, anyway?), I'll live.
Jeny Jeny 9 years
absolutely! I've been single for about 6 months and had my 'bootie call' but I haven't had sex (my choice) for over 6 weeks and it's amazing.. I know that when it happens again, it will be great!
Sun_Sun Sun_Sun 9 years
Muirnea Muirnea 9 years
I would do it, I think its a good idea. It would be hard though. My ex and I tried it once just on our own, not by a book or anything, but we didn't last long...I think we had more problems than a sex detox could fix. But it makes a lot of sense to me and I think its a good idea. :)
tomatoshirt tomatoshirt 9 years
30 days...Hmm...that is going to be hard...
bengalspice bengalspice 9 years
Me ... maybe I can survive it. Boy ... probably not. I can foresee the amount of frustration it may actually cause in our relationship.
Lovely_1 Lovely_1 9 years
I could never do that.. Just reading about that made me horny :ROTFL:
linb linb 9 years
I could do it. My boyfriend, however, could not.
Shopaholichunny Shopaholichunny 9 years
Probably not. LOL ;)
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