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More couples enjoying open relationships because they’re ‘bored with each other’

OPEN relationships have soared since the pandemic as couples grow bored with each other, a sex expert is claiming.

Romantic burnout caused by spending too much time together during lockdowns has been blamed for lacklustre lovers starting to stray.

Sex therapist Dr Tammy Nelso said: 'Couples are now keener than ever to spice things up a bit'Credit: Getty - Contributor

Sex therapist Dr Tammy Nelson reported a 45 per cent leap in inquiries about discussing the subject with partners in recent months.

She said: “Couples are now keener than ever to spice things up a bit. Many have started to outsource their needs in the shape of open relationships.”

While men are usually the ones who suggest more sexual freedom, it is women who want it to continue, it is claimed.

Dr Nelson said: “Women are now much more in charge and much more demanding.

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“Men bring it to the table, women think about it for a long time, then after they do it, women don’t want it to stop. Men are the ones who are quicker to say, ‘I don’t want to do it any more’.

“Women are likely to say ‘I don’t want to stop’.”

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