*A couple in Italy has apparently been awarded $28K because they can’t have sex like they used to.
Now before you go rushing to the courthouse to complain about your own dealings under the sheets, you might want to listen up.
Two years ago, the woman was hit by a car while crossing the street; and sustained injuries that initially left her bedridden for three months, reports Italy’s La Nazione. This has permanently damaged their ability to have a sex life on par with what they previously enjoyed.
Additionally, there are daily life adjustments for the two, who say they can’t ride bikes or travel together.
The Local shares the rather creative line of defense offered by the driver’s insurance company: that as a middle-aged couple, they wouldn’t be having an active sex life anyway.
“You cannot consider age in the couple’s relationship—whether in sexual, social, or leisure terms,” said the Tuscan judge per La Nazione, which reports the husband now has to handle all the cooking, cleaning, and chores. (In a reverse case of sex-leading-to-injury, a Spanish woman on Friday fell down a well in the midst of a lovemaking session.)
This article originally appeared in Huffington Post.