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Sex Problems Marriage Counselors Hear About All the Time

Reader's Digest Logo By Stacey Feintuch of Reader's Digest | Slide 2 of 15: It's typical to feel like things have gotten a little stale when it comes to your sex life. But a study claims that feeling can come sooner for women. In fact, women reported a lack of interest in sex once they were in a relationship for more than a year, according to the study. 'Couples often figure out a pattern of lovemaking that works for them,' says Whitney. 'One partner does this lovely thing, the other person does that, and everyone has a good time. Unfortunately, your typical way of making love gets old after a while. Your sex may still be pleasant, but it's not exciting.' If this sounds like you, she encourages you to try something novel. 'This could be something as simple as new lingerie, a slow massage, or watching a racy movie together,' she says. If you're feeling a little braver, she says you can discuss your fantasies and try to act on them.

Sex has gotten boring

It's typical to feel like things have gotten a little stale when it comes to your sex life. But a study claims that feeling can come sooner for women. In fact, women reported a lack of interest in sex once they were in a relationship for more than a year, according to the study. 'Couples often figure out a pattern of lovemaking that works for them,' says Whitney. 'One partner does this lovely thing, the other person does that, and everyone has a good time. Unfortunately, your typical way of making love gets old after a while. Your sex may still be pleasant, but it's not exciting.' If this sounds like you, she encourages you to try something novel. 'This could be something as simple as new lingerie, a slow massage, or watching a racy movie together,' she says. If you're feeling a little braver, she says you can discuss your fantasies and try to act on them.
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