Thanks for sharing M. C. Frances, there is definitely nothing to be ashamed of.
And yes, I am aware that some couples can thrive for years having sex much more often than once-a-week.
But couples need to make sure that they have sex in a sustainable way. By that I mean, a way that supports and enhances the connection. As opposed to a way in which the sole purpose is to orgasm. Many people believe that if they and their partner had an orgasm then that means they are satisfied, but this is often not the case. People can have sex and orgasm with a partner but feel more distanced afterward.
So as long as you feel more connected, more loving, and more appreciative of your partner after sex, this is the type of sex that will make sure your relationship thrives for years to come.
And if you manage to have this kind of sex more than once a week — I think that’s great. Most couples can’t manage it, though.