Couple holding hands

Statistics

  • 43% of women report a sexual dysfunction. (JAMA 1999)
  • 33% of women and 15% of men report low libido. (JAMA 1999)
  • 50% of marriages end in divorce. (Census Bureau,www.divorcereform.org/rates.html)
  • 3000 couples get divorced each day. (CDC)
  • Infidelity estimates in US range from 20-50% (Lampe, P.E. (Ed). Adultery in the United States: Close encounters of the Sixth (or Seventh) kind. Buffalo: Prometheus Books 1987.
  • One estimate rates the % of Americans who would have an affair in their lifetime to be as high as 70% (Marriage and Divorce Today, June 1, 1987, cited in Fisher, Helen E. Anatomy of Love: The Natural history of monogamy, adultery, and divorce. New York: WW Norton and Company, Inc., 1992, p. 86.
  • Approximately 20% of marriages are considered “sexless.”
  • Depression affects twice as many women as men.
  • 1/7of women will suffer depression in their lifetime (www.nimh.nih.gov/publicat/numbers.cfm).
  • 73% of all psychiatric medications, including antidepressants, are prescribed to females (American Psychological Association).
  • 55% of American adults are overweight and 22% are obese (CDC,www.cdc.gov/nchs/fastats/women.htm). Many overweight people feel that their weight negatively impacts their life satisfaction.
  • 1/3 Americans are sleep deprived (sleep 6 or less hours per day) (archives of internal medicine, www.researchmatters.harvard.edu/story.php?article_id=609).

BOOKS AND WEB SITES

Books

  • Brandon, M., Ogas, O. & Gaddam, S. (2014) Unlocking the Sexy in Surrender.
  • Buehler, S. (2016), A heart pounding guide to passionate sex. 
  • Nagoski, E. (2015) Come as you are: The surprising new science that will transform your sex life. 
  • Metz, M.W. & McCarthy, B.W. (2004), Coping with erectile dysfunction: How to regain confidence and enjoy great sex. Also Coping with Premature Ejaculation: How to overcome PE, please your partner and have great sex.
  • Perel, E., (2007), Mating in Captivity.
  • Schnarch, D. (2009), Passionate Marriage: Keeping love and intimacy alive in committed relationships.
  • Laurie Mintz, Becoming Cliterate
  • Vivienne Cass, The Elusive Orgasm
  • Julia Heiman, Becoming Orgasmic
  • Barry McCarthy, Sexual Awareness: Your Guide to Healthy Couple Sexuality
  • Ian Kerner, She Comes First

Websites