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"Every positve thing you do in your relationship is foreplay." John Gottman
OK to get you started here are some ideas and a kissing challenge.
Try out a few of these kisses with your spouse this week:
10 Second Kiss – Next time you kiss your husband or wife goodbye or hello, see if you can hold the kiss for at least ten seconds. If he or she backs off after the usual few seconds, pull them in and say “I’m not finished with you yet,” and go for the full ten seconds. (Gottman Institute calls a 6 second kiss a 'kiss with possibilities' so 10 seconds might get really interesting)
Nibble Kiss – Add a little variety by nibbling or gently biting your spouse’s lower lip after a more tender kiss.
French Kiss – A famously promoted but seldom mastered kiss where your tongues dance together. The trick here is to go slowly and not simply thrust your tongue wildly (that’s fine for later, after things heat up). Tease his or her lips with the tip of your tongue. Probe gently and wait for a response before taking things up a notch.
Surprise Kiss – Catch your lover off guard when a kiss is least expected. Transform the moment with a hot, deeply sensual kiss. Wrap your arms around him or her, hold them tightly and kiss like you mean it!
Earlobe Kiss – Not everyone likes their ears messed with, but those who do would love to have their earlobes nibbled gently. Whisper a sweet nothing while you are there. Careful though, loud smacking kisses near the ear can really hurt!
Cold Kiss – Use and ice cube or mint to cool your mouth before you kiss. It provides an interesting sensation. If your partner is game it can be very sensual to pass it between you with your tongue while you kiss.
Nuzzling Kiss – When things are heating up, leave a trail of gentle kisses down one side of your partner’s neck and back up the other side. You’ll be sure to send tingles through his or her body.
Leave Your Mark – The wife freshens her lipstick and plants a kiss on the husband’s cheek. See how long he can go before wiping it off!
Show and Tell Kiss – Ask your partner to describe his or her favorite kiss, and then try to deliver it.
Upside-Down Kiss – Catch your partner laying down and approach him or her with your head opposite theirs for an interesting kissing sensation.
Almost Kiss – Bring your lips close together and see how long you can go without actually touching.
Possessive Kiss – Frame your partner’s face with your hands, stare into his or her eyes, and draw them slowly toward you until your lips meet. At the end of the kiss, say, “You’re mine!”
Take the Make-out Challenge
If your spouse is agreeable, spend ten minutes in a good old fashioned make-out session. Can you make it the full ten minutes with only kissing, nothing more? What you do after the ten minutes is up is totally up to you!
In this TED Talk author Peggy Orenstein discussed her research; she interviewed girls ages 15 to 20 about their attitudes toward and experiences of sex. She discusses the pleasure that's largely missing from their sexual encounters and calls on us to close the "orgasm gap" by talking candidly with our girls from an early age about sex, bodies, pleasure and intimacy. (please park 'offence' to glean what you might even find are gems within this uninhibited well researched lecture)
John Gottman identified 13 things all couples do who have an amazing sex life:
1 They say “I love you” every day and mean it
2 They kiss one another passionately for no reason
3 They give surprise romantic gifts
4 They know what turns their partners on and off erotically
5 They are physically affectionate, even in public
6 They keep playing and having fun together
7 They cuddle
8 They make sex a priority, not the last item of a long to-do list
9 They stay good friends
10 They can talk comfortably about their sex life
11 They have weekly dates
12 They take romantic vacations
13 They are mindful about turning toward
In short, they turn toward one another with love and affection to connect emotionally and physically. In one study titled the Normal Bar Study, only 6% of non-cuddlers had a good sex life.
Committed sex is the best sex there is. "When you think about the comfort and security of memorizing each other’s bodies, and kicking the pressure to be perfect to the curb, committed sex actually rules. No need to date around in order to find someone who is worthy of having sex with you, and then teach them what you like. You already have that. You chose that special someone. Lucky you."
Practice makes progress: your long-term partner knows what you like. Having that history together helps hugely.
Zach Brittle, LMHC, Certified Gottman Therapist specializing in evidence-based couples therapy explains, “Committed sex is best because it’s actually real. Presumably, it’s part of a total package of intimacy that includes intellectual, and emotional, and even spiritual intimacy. In that way, it’s fuller and richer and better.”
"Committing yourself to your partner, for better or for worse, can give each person a sense of security that you wouldn’t get from casual sex. Your husband isn’t going to have sex with you, then ghost you. You’re both in it for the long haul. Dr Logan Levkoff, sexologist, sex educator and author said, “You feel safe. You can be more vulnerable. There is tremendous trust in a long term relationship. You can be more intimate.”
And in a trusting relationship like that, you can feel more free to bring up that new move you’ve been wanting to try in bed."
"There’s less pressure to feel like you have to fake anything or hide anything with your partner. If you’re not feeling your partner’s move, you can tell them and switch positions—or try something different, or just stop altogether. You can be honest with one another and communicate your feelings. In a committed relationship, you have the potential to be open and direct with your partner, and expect the same in return."
"Who better to try something new with than with the one you love? And bonus: You can both laugh at yourself if things don’t go as planned. Your partner will still be there in the morning either way."
A study of levels of sexual satisfaction of young women in long-term sexual relationships with those of women having short-term causal sexual experiences found that relationship sex is better for women in terms of orgasm and sexual enjoyment than casual sexual hookups.