Jilly Cooper, the queen of the ‘bonkbuster’, claims that women no longer want to have sexual intercourse.

Once known as the “queen of the bonkbuster”, Jilly Cooper says sex is not as   marketable a commodity in women’s fiction as it once was. “The reason is   very simple – women don’t want to have sex any more,” she claims at the   Cartier Queen’s Cup Final at Guards Polo Club.

“Doctors’ waiting rooms are absolutely brimming these days with women   suffering from low libidos. Ours is now a terribly under-sexed society. I   have talked to a lot of young women about this and they just don’t seem to   do it any more. Honestly. I suppose it’s because we all have so many other   demands on our time now.”

The author says part of the appeal of E L James’s “mummy porn”, Fifty   Shades of Grey, is the “zeitgeist” of it. “Porn was terribly out of   fashion before that book came out,” Cooper says. “While I have heard that it   is quite poorly written, I am delighted that it’s giving a new lease of life   to the genre.”

It has certainly put a new spring into the step of Cooper, too, as she sets   about writing her latest work of romantic fiction that once again features   highly sexed jockeys. “I am really working hard to get more sex into it than   usual,” she says. “I’ve got jockeys jumping on top of jockeys and horses   jumping on top of horses. But I don’t write about sex nearly as much as I   used to. Well, it helps when you’re having it.”

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