It can be hard to keep things interesting in a serious relationship. But whatever your sex sitch, there's no need to worry. There are always ways to spice up your sex life! Sometimes the best sex advice can come from people just like you who mixed it up IRL. That's why Women's Health rounded up a list of 15 ways to spice up and add a little kink to your sex life, all according to women and non-binary folks who have tried the techniques themselves. Read on and your sex life will totally thank you.
My husband is terrible in bed – and has been for 30 years
Bored in Marriage: Why It's Normal and How to Be Satisfied Again - PairedLife - Relationships
Making the decision to leave a marriage is scary: There's often a deep fear of being alone, not to mention the possibility of an unknown future. So many stick with mediocrity, settling for low-level pain and dissatisfaction instead. But that's not your best bet: "Staying in a seriously unhappy marriage can have long-term effects on our mental and emotional health," says Carrie Cole, a couples therapist and Master Certified Gottman Therapist by the Gottman Institute. Research shows that people in bad marriages usually have low self-esteem, struggle with anxiety and depression, and have a higher rate of illness than those who don't. People feel sad and grieve when they decide to let go — but people who divorce do recover emotionally, and Cole says most find new relationships. In fact, "one statistic reported that 85 percent of those who divorce remarry within five years," she says. If any these signs hit home for you, it's time to take a hard look at whether this is a marriage you want to stay in.
The Bored Sex
Sexless marriages , though rarely discussed openly, are more common than you might expect. So what exactly constitutes a sexless marriage? While a lack of sex may put a strain on many relationships , is it possible for some marriages to stay intact with little to no physical intimacy? We turned to sex experts to find out.
Sex does not have to get boring in a long-term marriage. As the years go by and you get older, your intimate relationship should get better. Sex with your partner can become more satisfying because you know each other's likes, dislikes, habits, and preferences. We know that life can get in the way. Chores, kids, finances, and other issues can put a damper on romance.