Can a relationship survive without sex? Many couples will say that it can. Neither partner has much desire for the other and they are both happy to gloss over the glaring fault in what they consider to be a very good and amicable relationship. In the morning they have to rush out the door in the evening they are too tired, during vacation and on weekends, the kids are around there is always a plausible excuse. But what lies beneath? Is it a relationship of convenience? Can it be true that both partners are willing to settle for celibacy at the prime of their lives , or is the truth a bit more complicated?