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The Liberating Side of Being Together
When you're in a committed relationship, it goes without saying that you know your partner well. Sure, things in the bedroom can get stale over time, but the trust and comfortable familiarity you share with each other allows you to explore and experiment—making lovemaking exciting again.
You know what you want in bed—a crazy new sex position, a toy, an erotic massage technique—and you crave it between the sheets but you feel a little awkward telling your partner. So how do you get what you want without having to ask?
Admittedly, scheduling time for intimacy sounds like the most unromantic thing ever. After all, sex is supposed to be wild and spontaneous, right? Well, author and YourTango Expert Dr. Megan Fleming is about to prove you wrong.
Feeling a little too comfortable in the bedroom? Lately, the sex is feeling a little tired. So how do you shake things up?
Kissing is more than a fun part of foreplay — it's connecting with one another physically, showing affection and setting the mood for a night of intimacy and romance.
Food and sex have a lot in common — they're sensual, nourishing, and have the potential for great variety. One of the easiest, most delicious ways to rev up your sex life is to add some edible ingredients. In fact, "foodplay" is especially suited to long-term relationships.
Dirty talk doesn't have to be raunchy or crass. It's simply another way to spice up your sex life — as YourTango Expert Moushumi Ghose explains.
Is this a familiar scenario? You're feeling adventurous and even a little frisky, so you want to try something new ... maybe it's a toy or a new sex position or something you read out of "Fifty Shades Of Grey." The only problem is, you have no idea how to suggest it to your partner.
As anyone in a committed relationship knows, the inner dialogue of passion changes once you've been together for a while. Your partner's touch may now feel more comfortable than thrilling, but that doesn't mean that your sex life can't still inhabit that exciting, novel space of a new relationship. Here are three simple steps to identifying, sharing and exploring your fantasies together.