As the economy shrinks, so do our husbands' sex drives, because male libido is often tied to workplace performance, says sex and relationships counselor, Ian Kerner, Ph.D. So his losing a job or taking a pay cut could mean less time in the bedroom. “There’s a growing mismatch in couples’ libidos… women want sex but men have low desire,” Kerner says.
Also to blame: The explosion of easy-access porn on the Internet and digital devices (paid subscriptions for adult content sites are expected to exceed 35 million worldwide by 2015) and an increase in use of SSRI-based antidepressants like Prozac, Zoloft and Paxil, which can lower libido. So when your husband pulls the ol' "honey-I-have-a-headache" trick, you'll really understand what's keeping him from putting out.