Sometimes, we get so caught up in routine that our relationships lose the spark that was there in the beginning. The tension can stack up, leading to less spontaneous and sometimes boring sex. Trying to figure out how to spice up our sex lives can be pretty hard when we don't know what we should change. That's one of the reasons why talking with our partners is so important. If we really think about it, there's really one thing that can instantly improve our experience—And that's emotional intimacy.
When it comes to sex, who should take charge in the bedroom?
Even though we love our partners, being married can sometimes feel like a job because of the amount of effort that it takes to make it work. Not only does it require a lot of time and energy for it to last, it's also super important to pay attention—especially when it comes to our partner's needs. That's what makes the moment we realize that we aren't as intimate as we used to be really hard to deal with. Even though thinking about the lack of sex in our relationship can be scary, there are ways to fix this.
After being married for so long, it can be incredibly hard to acknowledge the changes happening both in and out of the bedroom. Sometimes, our expectations for our sex life don't match up with reality. Being able to talk about our wants and needs is the first step to bringing that intimacy back. Just because you're married doesn't mean that you can't spice it up in bed!
With the kids always keeping us on our feet, trying to sneak in some alone time with our partners is pretty much like mission impossible. Even though having our husbands constantly nagging us for sex when we're just not feeling it can be super frustrating, we hate making them feel like they're being rejected. There has to be a way to find some kind of middle ground.
Just the thought of having a relationship where we get butterflies every single time we're with our partner puts a smile on our face; it makes us want to believe that real love is all about connecting with someone without the physical. But one thing that people don't realize is that sex actually plays a key in maintaining our relationships and making them last!
While the thought of having makeup sex after a huge fight is pretty appealing, the fact that the best sex that some of us have ever had almost always comes after a huge blow out may mean that something isn't right. And with all of the daily tasks that we have to tend to on our plates, we're not always going to have time to light candles and make love, let alone for foreplay. That's where scheduling time for routine sex comes into play!
With the amount of stuff we have on our plates everyday, it's going to take a lot more than begging to get your wife in the mood. There is nothing easy about having to balance work and taking care of the kids — all while trying to fit in time for a breather. Sex isn't an obligation. It doesn't matter how long you've been together; you have to work on the build up to get the pay off.
Deciding to finally settle down and raise a family with your soulmate is a pretty big deal. Whether you plan it or not, taking care of the kids (and your husband) pretty much becomes a full time job, which makes sneaking in sexy time like mission impossible. Lately, your marriage (and overall sex life) has seriously been lacking intimacy and it's becoming a problem. How can you get it on when you're just not in the mood?
If you're one of the lucky people who got to marry their soulmate, feeling like your heart is going to explode from happiness and love pretty much comes with the territory. But sometimes, life and work and everything that comes with having a family can get in the way and your partner might start pulling away a bit. In some cases, as times passes, you may find that he seems less interested in being intimate. Why the sudden change? What does this mean for your marriage?
Sex is pretty important, right? But what happens when an otherwise great love interest is terrible in bed? Do you give up on them due to the bad sex or can you fix it? Our Experts discuss!
Wanting to spice up the sexual energy in your relationship is nothing to be embarrassed about; in fact, the need to find ways to get closer to your partner is completely natural. But is there a way to keep the chemistry alive from the beginning without having to struggle to reignite the flame?
From their personalities to their body chemistry, we all know that men and women are different in many ways. But just how different are they when it comes to sex? If you're just as curious as we are about libido, orgasms and just how the male and female brains really differ when it comes to sexuality, get ready for some sex talk!
Sure, there are a lot of reasons to have sex. But is the physical, pleasurable sensation the only reason most people enjoy sex?