Who Says the French Make Great Lovers?


While I normally shy away from salacious topics (or I try to), The Telegraph reported that a court in France awarded $14,000 to an ex-wife because her former husband failed to engage in ample sexual relations during their 21 year marriage. Apparently, he was tired and had health problems. The court ruled that “A sexual relationship between husband and wife is the expression of affection they have for each other, and in this case it was absent . . . By getting married, couples agree to sharing their life and this clearly implies they will have sex with each other.”

It would have been quite interesting to have been a fly on the wall during testimony and oral argument in the case. As at least one commentator to the story noted, did the wife not have a duty to mitigate her damages?

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