A couple in crisis, Carlo and Elena Amatriciani, face sexual problems due to Carlo's loss of virility. Although they attempt erotic expedients to re-establish their complicity and understanding, such efforts bring no benefit. Eventually, the situation becomes so critical that Elena attempts suicide. This dramatic event provokes a surprising reaction in Carlo, who recovers his virility. This positive change will have a beneficial impact on their marriage, allowing them to re-establish their emotional and physical connection.