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10 Tips to Improve Intimacy for Couples

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10 Tips to Improve Intimacy for Couples

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6.  Plan a date night once a week and each person takes turn so that each is responsible for coming up with an idea. One person makes the plan for one week, and the other person makes the plan for the other …

7.  Take turns initiating sex and when it is the person’s night, he or she is in control of preparing the room and telling the other person what they want them to do to them sexually, then the other night it is the other person’s turn.  Exchange control, making it so that one person is not always asking for sex and one person is feeling rejected.

8.  Don’t rush into intercourse, take your time to kiss, caress and tease your partner.  It typically takes women 20 to 30 minutes to build up to an orgasm, and with a man visually stimulating him with sexy lingerie or taking his hands and guiding him to what makes you feel good will excite both him and you.

9.  Play a fun sex game:  Write down 5 things that turn you on and fold them into a small piece of paper and your partner can do the same, each taking turns opening each other’s notes and trying out the suggestions.

10.  Communicate through touch, often times we can talk about the problems we are facing for hours or even years and they never get resolved.  Turn what you want into a touch, take your partner’s hand and put it on your body where you may be storing some hurt emotion.  A wonderful exercise to do is to stand in front of each other and close your eyes and take turns touching each other and guiding their hands to a place you want to be touched albeit not in a sexual way but in an intimate way: the hair, the neck, the lips, the small of the back, the belly … a simple hug or even a passionate kiss.

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Dr. Dawn Michael

Dawn is a Certified Clinical Sexologist and Intimacy Counselor. Her proven techniques have helped thousands of couples to not only improve their sex lives but the intimacy in their marriage as well. Promoting healthy sexuality and sex positive views for couples and individuals is one of Dawn’s passions. Dawn uses a holistic approach with her patients providing help with sexual dysfunction, age related sexual health, lack of desire and hormone related issues, working with other practitioners to find solutions to all sexual related problems.

Dawn is a public speaker and educator providing information on women’s and men’s sexual health issues. She is a professional member of the American Association of Sexuality Educators, Counselors and Therapists (AASECT) and The Society for the Scientific Study of Sexuality (SSSS). Dawn is presently completing her doctoral studies at The Institute For Advanced Study of Human Sexuality.

A professional writer with several hundred published articles in the field of human sexuality, relationships, and sexual health. She has been a featured guest on the Ricki Lake show, Dr. Susan Block show, Playboy Radio, Howard Bragman radio, Houzz publications, Corset Magazine, Your Health Connection Magazine, PsychCentral, eHarmoney, Wellness and YourTango to name a few. Dawn is a writer for the L.A. Love & Marriage Examiner.

Get in touch with Dawn via email at dawnm42@gmail.com

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