A caught an episode of the TBS show My Boys recently that addressed a common thing that happens with couples: The natural tapering off aka The NTO. You know how it is when the novelty has worn off (no pun intended) and the hot and heavy shifts to “lucky if it’s steady” stage? Yeah, it creeps up on you pretty fast.
There really is no way to avoid The NTO because, well it’s physically impossible to maintain the same intensity and frequency. Oh you probably have the very best intentions to! It’s just that random things such schedule conflicts, varying libidos, work distractions, etc. all conspire against you.
What if it’s not just due to these things though?
If you have hit a tapering off period way too soon, should you be concerned? What would you do if your desire to rip your date’s clothes off wanes soon after you two have become exclusive?
Do men notice when the natural tapering off stage begins? I think women don’t realize it as quickly as men do. What do you guys think?
How do you handle the dreaded NTO?