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Sex talk Ask Dr Angela: My girlfriend asked about the gas bill during sex, has she gone off me?


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Open-minded and practical, Dr Angela Brokmann has answered the nation's sex problems for 18 years. Here, she answers you dilemmas.

Dear Angela,

My girlfriend (34) and I (37) have been living together for less than a year now, but she seems to have lost interest in me already. The other night we were making love when all of a sudden she asked whether I’d paid the gas bill that day.

I couldn’t believe it. How can she think of something so trivial when we’re making passionate love?

Am I such a bore in bed?

ANGELA SAYS: First of all, let me assure you that you’re not the only man who has to deal with this. One in every 10 women thinks about household issues while they’re making love.

This can be anything from unpaid bills, to plans for redecorating your sitting room. Most of the time these thoughts aren’t intentional – they just pop into your head uninvited.

To keep your girlfriend’s mind off such unromantic thoughts, make sure she is relaxed and in the right mood before you make love.

Be attentive: spoil her with an erotic massage, look into her eyes, whisper endearments – make an effort to get her full attention when you make love.

  • Have you got a dilemma? Get in touch! Email dr.angela@sundayworld.com.

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