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Rejoice, Lesbians: 'Bed Death' Isn't Actually A Thing

04/11/2015 11:12 am ET | Updated Feb 02, 2016

In a same-sex relationship with a woman and not getting enough action? Don’t diagnose your partnership with lesbian bed death just yet—survey data has now proven without a doubt that it doesn’t exist.

"Lesbian bed death," or LBD, is a term that's often used to describe when a lesbian relationship goes through a sexual dry spell. The term dates back to 1983, when sociologist Pepper Schwartz used it to describe sexless states in lesbian relationships in her book American Couples.

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