“Voulez-vous coucher avec moi?” For a growing number of French men and women, the answer is “non”.
Yesterday’s Times carried the intriguing news that, in a move-on from their usual sexed-up reputation, couples across the Channel are increasingly opting for separate bedrooms. Some 10 per cent of those quizzed by the French polling organisation Ifop admitted that they no longer slept side by side. A further 6 per cent said that they were tempted by la chambre à part, but feared the consequences.
I can relate. Or, at least, I could. For years I, too, was separation-curious. In the small hours, after yet another tug of war over the duvet, nothing was more appealing . . . but in the cold light of day, full