Having sex every day was exhausting, and most days I wasn’t really in the mood, though I always enjoyed it once we got going. But there’s no doubt it’s brought us much closer. Men use sex the way women use conversation to be intimate, and this week has really made a difference to the way Erik and I interact. We both realised you can’t just wait for the urge to strike you – you have to make the effort to find time for each other. We’ve decided to schedule a date night at least once a week, and stick to it. I’m already looking forward to next weekend. It’s all too easy to put sex on the end of a long list of chores but, from now on, it’s going to be a lot closer to the top of my list.
✱ TheAdulteryClub by Tess Stimson ( Pan Macmillan) is out now.