The Woman Who Says She Won’t Have Sex With Her Husband ‘Just To Make Him Happy’

The Woman Who Says She Won’t Have Sex With Her Husband ‘Just To Make Him Happy’

A healthy marriage relies upon give-and-take. It should entail a genuine thoughtfulness and desire to make the other happy and if there is an important issue in the relationship, it should be discussed as a team and overcome. However, rather than talk-out these issues, one feminist warrior has revealed that she will no longer have sex with her husband until she decides she wants to.

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A 30-year-old mother has revealed that she refuses to have sex with husband until she learns how to enjoy physical intimacy for herself because she spent years treating herself like sexual object at her past partners’ disposal.

Britni de la Cretaz, a writer from Boston, said she used to participate in various sexual acts with partners and act like a porn star in the bedroom because she thought that was what men wanted, and she didn’t know she could choose to say no.

‘Growing up in a world that tells women that we are sexual objects, that wants us to know that our worth lies in how attractive we are to men,’ she wrote in an essay for Cosmopolitan.com. ‘I internalized those messages. I learned to see my value being measured by how many men wanted to sleep with me.’

And while many men would be uncomfortable with their wives swearing off sex, Britni said her husband loves her and ‘supports her 100 per cent’

Britni explained that in the past she used sex as a way to make people like her. She did it to squash arguments with her partner and even to score drugs.

‘I’ve spent my entire life having sex for other people,’ she said.

Britni recalled feeling pressured to have anal sex for the first time and crying throughout the entire act, but after her partner gushed about how sexy she was and how much he cared about her.

‘So I believed him, and believed that his affection was conditionally attached to the things I was willing to do in bed,’ she said.

Britni said she continued to allow him to have anal sex with her because she thought it was consensual, but looking back she ‘didn’t know how to consent’.

Not only did her destructive behavior leave her ‘incredibly traumatized’, but she said she still doesn’t know what it is like to truly want to have sex for her own benefit.

‘I’m sick of the messages that tell us we should do it for our husbands, to make them happy,’ she said.

Britni explained that her husband also wants her to be a sexual partner who is an ‘active, invested participant’, so he is helping her develop the boundaries that she lacked in previous relationships.

However, she will be the first to admit that it is not always easy. Britni recalled splurging on a raincoat she loved when she and her husband were on a tight budget, explaining that she immediately though about seducing her husband by wearing nothing but the raincoat and heels in order to avoid a fight.

Instead, she confessed what happened and learned that her husband understood and wasn’t even mad.

And while she hopes that she will one day desire sex for herself, she is unwilling to give her body away to anyone – even her husband.

‘So no, I won’t have sex once per week “for my husband,” because it’s “good for our relationship.” We’ll have sex when we both want to, and our relationship is actually stronger than it’s ever been,’ she wrote.

Of course, nobody should be forced to do anything that they don’t want to do, but this really seems like a conversation that should have happened before getting married.

Britni may have been promiscuous in the past and may have allowed herself to compromise her principles, but that hardly seems like the fault of her husband- the man currently reaping the consequences of her past bad choices.

Sex in a marriage is not a chore. It is not a favor to be allowed by the woman; it should be a legitimate expression of a healthy relationship and if it is not, that should be something that needs discussing and teamwork, not a decision to be made by one member of the duo, but both. In this instance, it sounds like Britni made a declaration and her husband is following along.

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