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honeymoon phase blog sex with emilySo, you and your sweetie have been lovin’ on each other for a while now. That spark turned into a fire, that fire burned down your (downstairs) house, and now…the fire’s starting to die down. The honeymoon phase might be over.

In all seriousness though, if you feel the passion starting to fade, don’t panic. You might be leaving the “Honeymoon Phase” of your relationship, but there’s plenty you can do to make sure your relationship stays not only afloat, but as wet as ever. 

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intimacy blog sex with emilyWhat’s that Ludacris lyric, you want a lady in the streets and a freak in the sheets? Healthy sexuality means connecting with someone in the streets, sheets, and everywhere in between.

Yes, feeling so attracted to someone that you want to rip their clothes off will make you feel close. However, non-sexual intimacy can be equally as important. 

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day off blog sex with emilyWhen you’re in a long-term relationship it can feel like the world doesn’t exist without your partner. You are joined at the hip, walking lock-armed through life. You get so used to being with them all the time and talking to them about everything that is going on in your life.

This type of time investment is common and often desirable for many couples. But there might be times when it becomes too much. Sometimes you need to take some time for yourself and take a “day off” for yourself.

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kissing blog sex with emilyThere is nothing that can replace a kiss. Just like a note to every chord, kissing is the foundation to any romance. 

It’s a momentous moment in adolescence when we finally get over the idea of cooties and come to terms with kissing. And from that point on, for most of us, kissing is a pretty important part of our lives.

So when it comes to long-term relationships, why is it unfortunately one of the first things to go?

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positions blog sex with emilyDear Emily,

My girlfriend and I have been together for almost two years. We are still very much in love, but our sex life is not exactly what you would call exciting. Ever since we began having sex it has always been missionary, me on top, her on the bottom, and it’s beginning to get a bit old…

I am afraid that due to her inexperience with sex and relationships, (she has never had a serious boyfriend and had quite a few partners) her idea of what sex truly is and what it can be has been ruined. She seems content with just lying there with me on top.

There is nothing more I would love than to share all of my sexual energy with her and have her express her wants and desires so that we can both be together on a much deeper level, but I am afraid to bring it up!

How do I start a conversation like this, and when should I do it?

John

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resolution blog sex with emilyWe’re on the eve of a brand new decade. It’s about to be 2020, and while contemplating my fresh resolutions, sex is at the front of my mind. 

This year, I’m making a point to do things differently in my bedroom and in my sex life. I want to walk into 2020 unafraid and ready to challenge myself sexually and romantically. 

These are my New Year’s Sex-o-lutions.

 

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family blog sex with emilyMost people agree that relationships are work. We all have to find a way to manage the challenges of life, work, our intimate relationships and family obligations.

Once we have that balancing act managed, we usually find that we have very little energy left to take care of ourselves. Add extended family, in particular your partner’s family, into the mix plus the stresses of the holiday? You may well reach your breaking point. 

It doesn’t have to be that way. With some strategizing, communication and planning, you can make the most of that family time while still maintaining your sanity and the love you have for your spouse. Yes, when we marry the love of our life we also marry into their family, for better or for worse. So here are some tips for keeping your cool when the pressure builds up and you feel yourself ready to hop a flight to anywhere-but-here.  Continue Reading