Sexotherapist Dr. Larry Boateng has asserted that more than half (65 per cent) of married women in Ghana seek sexual pleasure outside marriage.
He made the revelation during a discussion on successful marriage on Class FM’s Executive Breakfast Show.
The family counsellor told host Moro Awudu on Thursday, May 11, that times have changed and by the time couples settle down the women may have been exposed to different kinds of men with different sexual experiences and if the husbands do not live up to such standards, the wives tend to seek pleasure elsewhere.
He stated that research has proven that cheating wives are “very common in Ghana now”, adding: “Do you know why? They [the husbands] are not performing.”
Dr Boateng further explained that financial challenges have contributed to husbands, often the providers in the family, spending so much time working to earn enough income for the family at the expense of quality time with their spouses.
“The man will leave the house by 5:30am and go to work, get back by 10pm or 11pm very tired. He will provide all the necessities of the family, give money and everything. But I am telling you that if you are not able to ‘fire’ your wife somebody will ‘fire’ her for you,” he emphasised.
He identified sex as a major challenge in marriage and encouraged couples to learn how to satisfy each other in bed.
“If the woman demands it in the night, do it, but if not you can adopt the dawn one. You have gone out you come back, shower and sleep. At dawn, around 3am or 4am, you will wake up very energetic and strong and that is when you can also do the work,” he admonished.