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Frenchman ordered to pay ex-wife for lack of sex

Posted Sep 06 2011 1:44pm
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Commentary: Welcome to France, the country of love. Spouses better perform their sexual duty! Que J’aime ma seconde patrie!

A Frenchman has been ordered to pay his ex-wife £8,500 ($14,000) in damages for failing to have enough sex with her during their marriage.

The 51-year-old man was fined under article 215 of France’s civil code, which states married couples must agree to a “shared communal life”.

A judge has now ruled that this law implies that

The rare legal decision came after the wife filed for divorce two years ago, blaming the break-up on her husband’s lack of activity in the bedroom.

A judge in Nice, southern France, then granted the divorce and ruled the husband named only as Jean-Louis B. was solely responsible for the split.

But the 47-year-old ex-wife then took him back to court demanding 10,000 euros in compensation for “lack of sex over 21 years of marriage”.


The ex-husband claimed “tiredness and health problems” had prevented him from being more attentive between the sheets.

But a judge in the south of France’s highest court in Aix-en-Provence ruled: “A sexual relationship between husband and wife is the expression of affection they have for each other, and in this case it was absent.” , couples agree to sharing their life and this clearly

Via The Telegraph:Frenchman ordered to pay wife damages for lack of sex

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