You hear so much about the Golden Rule ("do unto others as you'd like done to you"). But did you know there's a higher standard and more valuable rule for your relationship? It's called the Platinum Rule: Do unto your partner, as they want done to them! Keep reading to learn three easy exercises that were created to help you dig deep into your partner's desires so that you can start practicing the Platinum Rule ASAP.
The Liberating Side of Being Together
If you can't express your private fantasies to the one person you're most intimate with, then who can you share them with? Sexploration — indulging your naughty side by acting your sexual fantasies together — is one the best (and most fun!) ways to bond with your partner. It requires trust and openness, of course — plus a healthy dose of adventure.
Movie night doesn't always have to be a PG-rated affair, if you catch our drift. Some movies were just made to encourage a little real-life lovin'. Need a few examples? Check out these ten films that are guaranteed to ignite the passion between you and your S.O. Let's put it this way: you probably wont find out how these movies end.
Attention men everywhere, YourTango Expert Esther Perel has a message for you: "He who looks down there is wasting his time." Confused? Allow her to explain. If you want to rev things up between-the-sheets with your partner, let your five senses control foreplay. Turn her on with your words, beckon her with your smell, and sexplore with taste. Voilà, you've uncovered the secret to mind-blowing sex.
Sure, you can turn up the heat in your relationship by forking over a handful of cash for an expensive couple's massage. Or you can take matters into your own hands — literally — and give your partner a sensual massage right in the comfort of your own home. After all, who knows your lover's pleasure points better than you?
Over-the-top declarations of love aren't always needed to keep the romance alive in a relationship. These small — albeit romantic — gestures fit into your everyday life together.
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Last night, Durex rolled out the red carpet to celebrate 'The Liberating Side Of Being Together' — a campaign that YourTango is proud to a partner of! The swanky event attracted a bevy of hot reality stars. But the celeb we were most excited to get our paws on was host Jenny McCarthy, who did not disappoint in a sexy, slouchy black mini and sky-high animal-print pumps (rawr). Take it from us: this woman was seriously hot.
From April through June, YourTango will feature tons of hot steamy articles, videos, and photo galleries devoted to the most sensual side of being in a committed relationship. Check back every day for juicy tips on how to spice up your usual date night by incorporating aphrodisiac cocktails (it's true; they really do heat things up), advice for reliving your favorite memories together, ways to incorporate some tasty treats into your usual foreplay routine — and lots more.
Texting? It's more than that. Sexting? Not exactly. Welcome to flirtexting™ — the "sweet nothings" of the digital world. Unsure of where to start? Our flirting expert has offered some flirtexting™ dos and don'ts.