[ noun ] (sexuality) a relationship involving sexual intimacy
Used in print(Philip Reaves, "Who Rules the Marriage Bed?"...)
Instead one partner or the other dominates the sexual_relationship .
In a growing number of American homes , marriage counselors report , the wife is taking a commanding role in sexual_relationships .
`` The sexual_relationship does not exist in a vacuum '' , declares Dr._Mary_Steichen_Calderone , medical director of the Planned_Parenthood_Federation_of_America and author of the recent book , Release From Sexual Tensions .
A world in which wives have taken a more active role is likely to produce sexual_relationships in which wives are more self-assertive , too '' .
One wife , described by a New_York psychologist , so dominated her husband that she actually placed their sexual_relationship on a schedule , writing it down right between the weekly PTA meetings and the Thursday night neighborhood card parties .