An ardent listener of JoyFM has described sex as a conducive means for arbitration in marriage.

Ralph, who has been married for the past 13 years shared this view with host Winston Amoah on Friday. He said good sex helps him settle issues with his wife amicably.

“Whenever I have problems in my marriage I solve them with good sex. Sex does not solve all problems but it serves as an avenue for solving problems.

“Problems will crop up every day but sex becomes like an arbitration; that’s where you have the opportunity to correct your mistakes,” he said.

This was part of conversations on the Super Morning Show on whether sex in marriage has been overrated or not. The August 27, 2021 edition of the show, focused on an assertion by Playwright and Counselor, Uncle Ebo Whyte that when sex is good all other problems in the marriage can be handled.

During the show, listeners who phoned in shared varied opinions.

According to a caller who identified himself as Pascal, he has been married for eight years and sex has been one of the effective tools for addressing issues in his marriage.

“When sex is good every problem becomes easy to solve. You see the willingness from both sides to settle the matter amicably. But when it doesn’t go well in the night when you wake up in the morning and your partner asks a question, it’s like you want to ignore the question. I think sex is the medicine,” he said.

Elsie from North Kaneshie also shared a similar view. She said sex is the highest form of communication for any bond.

“Unfortunately, a lot of women have been forced to the point where we give sex in marriage, whether we are okay or not. So, we are approaching the conversation from that perspective.

“But the truth of the matter is that sex is the highest form of communication.

“If your sex life is good it means that you have very good communication and with that, you’ll be able to surmount every situation,” she said.

Other callers shared opposing views.

A caller who identified herself as Akua disagreed with the assertion.

According to her, sex will not be enough grounds for her to let go of her partner’s misbehavior towards her.

“Women are very sensitive. You can’t have good sex with her and think that it will solve whatever problems you have with her.

She further argued that if a man misbehaves towards his partner and refuses to address it, there’s no way she can give her best or take the best from her partner during sex.

“If psychologically, I’m not fit in the sense that I’m not happy with my husband because of one or two things and you think you’ll address that and you’ll use sex to address it, I don’t think it will work for me,” she said.

Deputy CEO, Pesewa One PLC, Emmanuel Asare, who was a co-panel on the show shared similar sentiments. He said the statement was a myth that “I strongly disagree with.”

“You can’t solve all problems in marriage with great sex. Because you can have great sex today and issues of life such as paying school fees and others will not be solved.”

Another caller who identified himself as Sammy said sex in marriage is overrated. He said sex does not solve all problems in marriage since people with medical conditions that prohibit them from having sex such as stroke still find ways to settle their issues.