A Tale Of Two Sex Drives: Love, Marriage And Parkinson’s

(Brian Rea for The New York Times)

(Brian Rea for The New York Times)

Be careful what you wish for. That’s what Marc Jaffe learned when his lackluster sex life shifted into overdrive.

He and his wife Karen Jaffe seemed to have a pretty normal life — she was busy as a physician and he had a thriving career as a comedy writer. Together they were raising three daughters in a suburb of Cleveland. Then they learned Karen had Parkinson’s disease. This is the story of how they found equilibrium between their “seesawing libidos.”

In this week’s Modern Love podcast episode, we explore sex in marriage. Listen here.

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