Man must pay $14,000 in damages to ex-wife for withholding sex

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A fifty-one-year-old Frenchman was ordered to pay his ex-wife 10,000 Euros, or about 14,000 dollars, in damages for a mostly absent sex-life during their marriage. Apparently France's civil code contains an article which states married couples must agree to a "shared communal life." A judge interpreted this language to imply a sexual relationship, stating, "By getting married, couples agree to sharing their life and this clearly implies they will have sex with each other."

The couple divorced two years ago due to the man's lackluster bedroom performance, and a judge declared the husband solely responsible for the split. Apparently, this judgment wasn't enough. The man cited "tiredness and health problems" as reasons why he was unable or unwilling to bed his lady, which is tantamount to the old "headache" excuse we've all employed at one time or another. I'm not sure why the man is financially responsible for the lack of sex in his marriage, but the court case states that they were married for twenty-one years. That's twenty-one years of sexlessness; I can't blame that woman for being a little bitter.