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  • Natalie Garcia
    Natalie Garcia

    What are some tips for maintaining a healthy sex life in a long-term relationship?

    As the relationship progresses and you’ve become comfortable with each other, it can be easy for the spark to fizzle out. An active sex life is essential to a healthy and fulfilling long-term relationship but sometimes it needs some TLC for it to really flourish. Here are some tips to help maintain a healthy sex life and grow a lasting love.

    Communication is key. It’s essential to both make your needs heard and listen to your partner’s. Without clear communication, misunderstandings can occur which can damage your sex life. Talk openly with your partner about what turns you on, what you’d like to do differently and any anxieties or insecurities you might have.

    Be mindful that your sex life should be as diverse as you are. Long –- term relationships can get predictable, so it’s important to switch it up. Try something new and exciting, like role-play or toys, or just providing plenty of feedback while getting intimate. Having fun with the routine will keep both sides engaged and make things feel fresh.

    Making time for each other is essential to reuniting and rekindling the flame. Don’t let staying in become a habit. Plan surprise dates and adventures; after all, when we step outside of our comfort zone, magic happens. All of us could benefit from setting aside time for play and reconnecting.

    Rest and relaxation are also integral to keeping a satisfying and healthy sexual partnership. There is no recipe for success when it comes to a healthy and loving sex life, so go and explore your desires, take the time to get to know yourself and talk with your lover about what pleases them. Remember, your body is yours -– so embrace it and have confident and fulfilling sex life.

    Caring for your mental health is just as important as being physically fit. Make sure to keep an eye on your stress levels. When we are mentally fatigued, libido and willingness to engage in sexual activity decrease drastically. If necessary, practice stress management techniques on the regular or consider attending counseling services with your partner.

    We all need to show love and appreciation, so spread compliments and give hugs, kisses, and other small gestures daily. Making time to connect before even getting physical creates an environment where both sides can feel secure and loved. While also communicating love and adoration in other ways besides sex, it encourages greater mental and emotional intimacy.

    Romance belongs in every relationship, so nourish it with romantic gestures. This can mean anything from taking walks in the park to writing love letters or simply eating dinner by candlelight or lying under the stars.

    Having a healthy sex life takes work, but the payoff is totally worth it. With the right balance, understanding, and communication you and your partner will be able to unlock a lasting love.

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