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In contrast to its tabloid title, The Sex-Starved Marriage offers candid and sensible counsel for couples with
mismatched libidos. Seasoned sex therapist Michele Weiner-Davis skewers two stereotypes about sex in marriage. First,
she jettisons the idea that husbands are hot and wives are not, giving examples of "low-desire" men in her practice.
Next, she upends the longstanding model of sexual response and advises readers: "Just do it. Desire is a decision. Once
the low-interest partner allows him/herself to be touched and aroused, this will trigger a strong desire to continue
being sexual." The strength of her approach to the causes of sexual stalemate lies in her insights about the struggles
of both partners. Her suggestions (how to break the ice, how to court your partner, nag busting, and the Hallmark
solution) are not gimmicky and are presented as techniques for couples, not individuals. Weakened only by a final
chapter--one that discloses too many details about the author’s marriage--this perceptive book will inspire couples to
add heat and light to their marriage. --Barbara Mackoff