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5 Ways 'Hotel Sex' Can Improve Your Marriage

Gaye Groover Christmus | Posted 11.25.2015 | Weddings
Gaye Groover Christmus

Has the sex in your marriage gotten a bit dull? Is your schedule so busy that it just isn't happening very often? Do you feel disconnected from your husband and want to reignite your intimacy and connection? Or is everything going smoothly, but the two of you just want to have some fun together? In all of those cases, I have two words for you -- hotel sex!

10 Reasons To Make Sex With Your Spouse A Daily Ritual

The Huffington Post | Kelsey Borresen | Posted 11.18.2015 | Weddings

These days, everyone's to-do list is a mile long. Trying to squeeze sex into an already tight schedule seems next-to-impossible sometimes. But for ma...

Here's How Much Sex You Should Have To Maximize Happiness

The Huffington Post | Anna Almendrala | Posted 11.18.2015 | Healthy Living

People generally agree that a happy romantic relationship is also a sexual one, but past research hasn’t made clear how much sex, exactly, is b...

What Middle-Aged Women Are Really Thinking In Bed With A Partner

Shannon Bradley-Colleary | Posted 10.28.2015 | Fifty
Shannon Bradley-Colleary

Some of us need sex aides just to get things started. Viagra for both men and women -- (men, you are no longer alone when it comes to performance anxiety) -- as well as lubricant, testosterone, estrogen, progesterone and any sex tape that DOES NOT include Kim Kardashian.

6 Ways To Spice Up Your Marriage

Gaye Groover Christmus | Posted 10.27.2015 | Weddings
Gaye Groover Christmus

Step out of your comfort zone. Although you should never insist that your spouse move out of his or her comfort zone, it's perfectly fine (and a good idea!) to encourage yourself to step out of yours.

4 Embarrassing Married Sex Questions, Answered

BRIDES | Posted 10.19.2015 | Weddings

by Jillian Kramer, BRIDES Courtesy of CNP Montrose When it comes to sex, there's a lifelong learning curve that doesn't stop just because you tied ...

The Exercise That Can Resuscitate Your Sex Life

Shannon Bradley-Colleary | Posted 09.20.2015 | Fifty
Shannon Bradley-Colleary

I have a midlife client we'll call Mercedes L'Estrange. She's been working my "Married Sex Resuscitation Program" and was kind enough to allow me to share her most recent story.

The One Must-Have Item For Seducing Your Spouse

Shannon Bradley-Colleary | Posted 09.01.2015 | Fifty
Shannon Bradley-Colleary

My husband bought me a massage table. I'm not kidding. A really good, really pricey table, with accessories! Felty-soft table bedding and a collection of lavender-infused oils and lotions.

In "Married Sex: A Love Story," It's Not Cheating If Your Spouse Is There. (Then It Gets Complicated)

Jesse Kornbluth | Posted 08.24.2015 | Books
Jesse Kornbluth

Why do couples get divorced? They cite all manner of reasons, but in the end, I believe it comes down to sex: interest withers, or someone cheats. How might a couple prevent a divorce? I thought: What if they made an agreement --- if you're tempted to cheat, bring that person home.

35 Honest Thoughts About Sex After Marriage

The Huffington Post | Kelsey Borresen | Posted 07.21.2015 | Weddings

What happens to a couple's sex life after they say their "I dos"? It depends who you ask.  We recently posed that question to our ...

How A Cup Of Tea Can Rev Up Your Sex Life

Shannon Bradley-Colleary | Posted 06.20.2015 | Fifty
Shannon Bradley-Colleary

Last month I had a mild midlife crisis after dancing in a gay club with attractive, sweaty young men who humored me. I came home a bit disgruntled by the sexual stasis in my long-term marriage with the most interesting (and loving) husband in the world.

8 Things I Know About Sex Now That I'm 50

Shannon Bradley-Colleary | Posted 05.01.2015 | Fifty
Shannon Bradley-Colleary

Let's face it, people get very competitive about their orgasms, as if they were climbing Mount Everest. Did you summit? Or did you only make it to base camp? Did you need an oxygen tank? Grappling hooks? A sherpa?

The Case For Including Sex In Your Marriage Vows

Em & Lo | Posted 06.15.2015 | Weddings
Em & Lo

It's a lot harder to resent each other when you're having sex that's satisfying to both partners as often or as little as you'd both like.

13 Reasons To Have Sex With Your Spouse Every Night

The Huffington Post | Kelsey Borresen | Posted 10.27.2015 | Weddings

When life gets busy, one of the first things to go in a relationship is sex. Couples are too tired, too full, too stressed, too distracted. Simply put...

The Moment I Knew My Low Sex Drive Was Affecting My Relationship

Meg Conley | Posted 05.15.2015 | Women
Meg Conley

I had been married for nearly three years when I stopped wanting to "get busy" with the man to whom I'd pledged my life.

5 Reasons To Have More Sex With Your Spouse

The Huffington Post | Amanda Scherker | Posted 03.04.2015 | Weddings

There may be some truth to those old jokes about sex after marriage. At least, according to the findings from a 2011 Australian study, which found tha...

4 Steps To More Exciting Married Sex

Samantha Rodman PhD | Posted 03.31.2015 | Weddings
Samantha Rodman PhD

All the time, I hear from women who say, "I'm having sex with my husband X times per week (usually this is 1-3) and he's STILL not happy." I ask if they enjoy the sex, and they say, "Yeah, sometimes."

Four And A Half Things That Men Really Want

Samantha Rodman PhD | Posted 03.08.2015 | Weddings
Samantha Rodman PhD

Here are some examples of things your husband wants you to chill out about: what tone your child just used, what happened to the throw pillow, why do we have two opened boxes of the same kind of cereal, what tone the school secretary used, how many days it has been since your sister texted.

How To Keep Bad Sex From Ruining A Good Relationship

Divorced Moms | Posted 01.05.2015 | Divorce
Divorced Moms

If you find yourself in a similar situation, where your man is perfect but the sex life is lacking, take a look at this advice before you waste too many years on sex that doesn't make your toes curl.

10 Fixable Reasons Your Wife Won't Sleep With You

Samantha Rodman PhD | Posted 01.04.2015 | Weddings
Samantha Rodman PhD

I am not going to say that watching a man vacuum is traditionally sexy, but here's what's less sexy: me doing it all the time. Helping with housework frees your wife up to get relaxed and in a sexy mood.

The 10 Worst Things About Married Sex

Em & Lo | Posted 12.06.2014 | Weddings
Em & Lo

Having someone around to check your butt crack for tick bites is one of the many advantages of marriage -- who else is going to do that for you, after all? -- but these things do tend to eat away at the mystery, which can lead to sex that feels companionable rather than steamy.

The 10 Best Things About Married Sex

Em & Lo | Posted 11.22.2014 | Weddings
Em & Lo

Married sex is the red-headed stepchild of the booty world -- at least, according to TV and movies. In that world, married sex is played for laughs, whereas all the other kinds of sex -- casual sex, new sex, cheating sex, ex sex -- get the sultry soundtrack and rumpled sheets.

A Brush With Disaster Changed My Married Sex

Shannon Bradley-Colleary | Posted 11.03.2014 | Weddings
Shannon Bradley-Colleary

I came to bed humble and eager to embrace the man whose presence I take for granted day in and day out. Our lovemaking that night was different. It wasn't really married sex at all. It was communion and connection. A loving pause in the rapid, surging, time-lapse photography of our lives.

Women Should Have Sex When They Don't Want To. No, That Wasn't a Typo

Samantha Rodman PhD | Posted 10.19.2014 | Women
Samantha Rodman PhD

Go, have sex with your spouse, and even try to enjoy it. And tell me if your marriage doesn't get just a bit closer and more connected, in spite of yourself.

Splitting Household Chores May Lead To Better, Hotter Sex

The Huffington Post | Taryn Hillin | Posted 07.31.2014 | Weddings

Earlier this year, The New York Times published a controversial piece that suggested that when men pitch in with household chores -- as opposed to wom...