Italian couple awarded €20,000 to compensate for bad sex life

The pair said their relations in the bedroom were damaged following a car accident

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An Italian couple was awarded €20,000 (£17,000) after their sex life was damaged following a car accident.

Two years after being run over on a pedestrian crossing, the woman concerned said she still suffers from back pain and is unable to enjoy the sexual relationship she once has with her husband.

A judge at a court in the Tuscan province of Massa and Carrara ordered the driver’s insurance company to pay out the large sum, The Local reported, citing La Nazione.

Judge Rino Tortorelli  rejected the insurer’s argument that the middle-aged couple were too old to have such an active sex life in the first place.

“You cannot consider age in the couple’s relationship - whether in sexual, social or leisure terms,” he said.

The couple’s lawyer, Giuseppe Ricciotti, said: “The couple’s relationship was damaged following the accident, not only their sex life but also their daily life.”

He said that the woman’s injuries also meant that the couple were unable to participate in leisure activities including playing sports, cycling and travelling.