Yet studies across Europe show that about a third of women have low or non-existent sexual desire.And, despite the sexualised culture we live in, the vast majority of these women don’t consider this a problem.
Tina Jones, 39, agrees that there is a fundamental difference between men and women.
It turns out that sexual stereotypes have some basis in fact, Surveys confirm that hot-blooded people in the Mediterranean countries are more sexually active than thoser living in colder Nothern Europe.
The Sixties heralded a new dawn in sexual politics — and spawned the received wisdom that, when it comes to libido, men and women are equal.
Thanks to the contraceptive pill and changing attitudes, sex was finally fun for a generation of women whose Victorian ancestors had simply had to grit their teeth and think of England.
That relationship broke down after we stopped having sex.