Tension in the relationship Any kind of tension that builds up and smolders is the death of sex. You have to address the resentments, resolve the conflicts, apologize sincerely and learn to communicate more effectively. It’s having these difficult conversations that has the most potential to fuel your sex life. Read full story in Readers
When you’ve been with your partner for a while, be it years or decades, you can start to fall into a routine where it feels like you’re more like roommates and less like lovers. Busy days, jam-packed schedules and work and social commitments might leave you little room to focus on your intimacy, which is
Clinical sexologist Dr. Claudia Six says first and foremost it’s important for rape survivors to know there is nothing shameful about having rape fantasies. “Rape is an act of violence. It’s not a sexual act. This is something that happened to you—you’re not responsible for what that person did.” “If you’re turned on by being
Resolve to schedule a monthly check-in. It may not be the sexiest resolution the world, but experts agree that setting aside time to stop what you’re doing and connect with your partner is an important ingredient in a long-lasting relationship. “Consider what your partner might be withholding or afraid to say out of fear of upsetting you—or what you
“The holiday season, as well as Valentine’s Day, are a popular time for proposals because people get swept up in the anticipation of the festivities, and because guys have to come up with a gift,” says Claudia Six, PhD, clinical sexologist and relationship coach. What better gift than an engagement ring, right? Not so fast.
Get the 411. Ask your partner to give you the rundown on the family at least a few days before you show up at the front door. Start with ironing down everyone’s name. “Chances are, the family will only have one name to remember: yours,” says Claudia Six, Ph.D., clinical sexologist and relationship coach. You, on the