What does "beyond the YouTube variety" suppose to refer to here? and what does " illicit sex" mean ?
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This is someone contemplating marital difficulties (The Troubles1). Sex outside the marriage ("illicit sex") is not part of the cause, because his wife Lorna is too miserable and he is too busy. Worrying about money and the need to keep what should be a consultancy business in business is contributing to the difficulty, though.
The "YouTube variety" of sex is online pornography, which presumably he has been partaking of, probably in lieu of the real thing.
1 The conflict in Northern Ireland (1969–1998) was called The Troubles. Mitchell is indulging in black humour in comparing the marriage to that situation.
Let me answer with illustrating with examples: