"Would a pact not to have sex with each other for a year make their hearts grow fonder?" I read incredulously from the New York Times Twitter feed.
"No!" shouted my husband from the other room.
A yearlong vow of abstinence sounds like a crazy effort for someone not actively trying to write a book about that time she didn't have sex for a year, but the subject of this week's Modern Love column attempted just that. She and her boyfriend were so deeply in lust with each other that they struck up a yearlong pact to not have sex with each other to see if it would make them even crazier about each other.