In an unprecedented court order, a 51-year-old Frenchman was ordered to pay 10,000 euros to compensate his wife for the lack of sex over 21 years of their marriage.

According to a Telegraph report, the man was fined under Article 215 of France's civil code after his 47-year-old ex-wife sued him, following a divorce two years ago, alleging that her husband showed no interest in sex.

Though the husband argued that his tiredness and health problems were to blame for his lack of interest, a judge in Aix-en-Provence ruled, A sexual relationship between husband and wife is the expression of affection they have for each other, and in this case it was absent.

By getting married, couples agree to sharing their life and this clearly implies they will have sex with each other.