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After the Honeymoon: How to Keep the Spark Alive in a Long-Term Relationship

10th Jan 2018

After the Honeymoon: How to Keep the Spark Alive in a Long-Term Relationship
It happens eventually to every long-term couple. In the beginning of your relationship, you craved to be with each other constantly. It was exciting and intimate. And now, it isn't. Even the most loving relationships reach a point when everyday life takes priority and the relationship moves to the back burner. But this doesn't have to mean that your relationship is doomed to bed death. You can still reclaim that old spark.Belgian psychotherapist Esther Perel is on a mission to educate couples about maintaining sexual desire in long-term monogamous relationships. She suggests that relationships require distance in order to fuel desire. "Can we want what we already have?" she asks in her TEDx talk. Perel identifies a distinction between love and desire, claiming that it is possible to love your partner without desiring them. However, she believes that desire is a central concept of modern love, and that in order to sustain desire in a committed relationship, a couple must rec…

Eight Reasons Why You Should Be Having More Sex

Posted by Rupert Malone on 19th Dec 2017

Eight Reasons Why You Should Be Having More Sex
Sex doesn't just feel good, the act of procreation can benefit the mind and body in a number of ways. Would you like to have lower blood pressure, better bladder control, and a stronger immune system? If so, it's a good excuse for you feed the greed and start having sex more often.1. Sex Can Lower Your Blood PressureStatistics show one in three American adults suffer from high blood pressure (hypertension). This is worrying because, left untreated, people suffering from high blood pressure are more likely to succumb to heart attacks and strokes. It would unwise for anyone to throw away their blood pressure pills in favor of an earlier bedtime, research shows sex can be so good at combating stress it can help lower the blood pressure naturally. Although, people who have existing heart problems would be wise to have a chat with their doctor before they start getting too gymnastic between the sheets. The sexual act can further protect the heart by keeping testosterone and es…