#HealthBytes: How to reignite your sex life
A healthy sex life is crucial for a couple's overall mental, physical and emotional well-being. However, with the passage of time, the sexual spark that is there in the beginning, might begin to fade away in long-term relationships or marriages. Although this is quite normal and happens to a lot of couples, here are tips to help reignite the spark back in your sex-life.
Practise alternate intimacy
Sometimes, taking the focus off climax can help. Couples who feel a reduced sense of sexual desire over a period of time are advised to practise alternate forms of intimacy. These could be anything from mutual massage to showering together, cuddling or even going on a date (why not?). This will help improve the emotional equation between the partners, ultimately resulting in better sex.
Some major cause for unsatisfying sex in long-term relationships are bad mental or physical health, poor body image and lack of confidence. That's why it is important to take good care of your psychological as well as physical health. Exercise regularly as it will keep you physically fit and improve your confidence. Also, eat healthy- it will improve your performance in bed.
Start communicating (about your sex life)
Sexual communication is vital. In long-term relationships, couples might start taking each other's likes and dislikes for granted. But unfortunately, it doesn't help. It is imperative to consistently communicate about what you would and wouldn't like your partner to do, in bed. If done right, sexual communication will help you get more satisfying as well as safer sex.
Don't rush things in bed
It is common sense that in long-term relationships and marriages, things are bound to get routine and monotonous. This implies that unlike new couples, you'll not always be in mood for sex. So, what a couple needs to do is try and set the mood before getting busy under the sheets. Watching TV together, sitting for coffee, going for a walk etc. can help.
Above all, just have fun
In the end, remember that sex is not a competition, with anyone. As long as you and your partner are happy with what you're doing in bed, that's all what matters. So, be playful and try new things- above all, just have fun.