Monika feels unused and misunderstood. The young wife of the busy and successful civil engineer Kai is often alone because he is hunted and plagued by appointments. Increasingly sexually frustrated, Monika tries masturbating. On the advice of a friend, Monika looks for male acquaintances and becomes a nymphomaniac. What she did not find with Kai – tenderness, refuge and understanding – Monika finally finds with one of her lovers.