02/21/2013 02:55 pm ET Updated Feb 02, 2016

Gay Voices' Love Files: Experts Give Advice On Breaking The Sexual Ice With A New Partner

We, here at HuffPost Gay Voices, are super excited to present a new feature called Love Files.

Gay Voices' Love Files is a love and sex advice series we've pulled together that will showcase an amazing panel of sex and love aficionados. We've been lucky to have some really great people on hand to help us answer some of your more intimate questions and dish on their own experiences.

If you have a question you'd like a hand with, let us know at gayvoices@huffingtonpost.com

This week, we have a great question from one of our readers about how to ramp up the intimacy in a new relationship:

I'm a 21-year-old woman with a girlfriend, my best friend from middle school. We recently started dating, but both of us haven't been with anyone else intimately in years and are really awkward around each other when we want to try. How can we just break the ice and get intimate and begin a sexual relationship?

Below, we've rounded up the advice from our four amazing panelists. Share your own thoughts and advice in the comments or tweet them to us on Twitter, we'll keep collecting and highlighting some of our favorite responses.



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