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10 Most Common Excuses Used To Avoid Sex

04/07/2015 07:51 am ET | Updated Jun 07, 2015

It's a problem as old as the oldest civilization.

We're not in the mood to have sex but our partners are. And sure, every once in a while, we'll buck up and take one for the team. But when we really, really don't want to be intimate, here are some of the excuses we've used.

1. I'm too tired.

2. I have my period. And it's really heavy.

3. I have to get up soooo early tomorrow.

4. I feel nauseous.

5. I'm too full from dinner. (Or breakfast. Or lunch.)

6. I'm pre-menstrual and feel really, really bloated.

7. I have a sore throat and feel a cold coming on. I don't want to get you sick.

8. I have a yeast infection.

9. I just took a shower.

10. And the oldest of them all: Not tonight honey. I have a headache.

Which of these excuses have you used?

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Earlier on Huff/Post50:

7 Reasons You Aren't Having Sex