A recent survey showed that 83 per cent of UK women are too tired to enjoy regular sex, so it’s just as well that expert Dr Pam Spurr is on hand to offer some advice on how to spice things up.
Writing in the Sun newspaper, the author of How to be a Happy Human said there are a number of steps couples can take to put the spark back into their relationship.
First of all, forget foreplay and indulge in a little before-play to get you in the mood, she advised.
This could include anything from cuddles on the sofa and the doling out of compliments to a full-blown evening of candles, music and takeaway.
"Men respond to straight-talking so tell him that feeling appreciated and loved-up gets you in the mood for proper foreplay," Dr Spurr stated.
She also suggested having a sexy shower together or getting "rude with food" to add a little variety to your usual bedroom routine.
Finally, she recommended keeping a "pleasure pack" in the bedside cabinet containing everything from sex toys to massage oils and a blindfold.
Having everything to hand will ensure you’re ready for action when the mood strikes.