Your sex life: It has the power to make or break your relationship, instill confidence and increase your overall satisfaction in life.
Sex is big business because it’s essential to life, and everyone is looking for ways to enjoy it just a little bit more. But sometimes we get a little out of touch with our sexual sides.
What do we do when that happens? How do we get back into the swing of things when we’ve gotten so comfortable in our long-term relationships, we forget how important physical connection is?
If you think your sex life needs a boost, here are five tips to help you boost you and your partner’s confidence and get back in the saddle:
1. Practice Self-Love First
According to sex therapist and author of “Fearless Sex,” Joy Davidson, PhD, women who feel good about their bodies have the best sex. If loving your own body is a struggle for you, there is a lot of work to be done in order to garner the self-love needed to improve things in the bedroom.
Start with exercise and a healthy diet so you feel you are being proactive in having a positive view of your body. Devise a plan to tell yourself positive affirmations every day, too, because as the saying goes, “nobody can love you until you love yourself.”
2. Talk About It
Communication is the key to most successful things in life, sex included. According to Men’s Fitness, there are seven talks couples must have in order to have a healthy sex life.
Be open and honest about what turns you on, what makes you feel uncomfortable and the fantasies you are secretly keeping to yourself. And as always, you need to be transparent about your needs in order to have them met.