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WebMD archives content after 2 years to ensure our readers can easily find the most timely content. You're both tired. The kids are light sleepers. You're not happy with your weight. You're stressed out over deadline pressures at work. There are many reasons people in long-term relationships find themselves reaching for the pillow or the remote control instead of their partner's body after the sun goes down.
But a healthy sex life is a key part of an intimate relationship, and neglecting it can push the two of you further apart. Obviously, you can't switch partners every time the excitement wanes. But you can change up some of the other factors. Have a morning quickie.
Try sex in the shower or in a different room in the house. All couples are tired at the end of a long day. But that can be changed. Sex is so important to the overall health of your relationship. Instead of waiting until it's time to put out the lights, take a break for a romantic encounter before you start the evening's chores, Allison says. If you haven't had sex for some time, a come-on from your partner can feel very artificial and forced.
It helps to reconnect in a non-sexual way first, says psychotherapist Christina Steinorth. Plan a trip to the farmer's market and a stop for a cup of coffee every Sunday morning. Let it become a habit," Steinorth says, "and you'll feel reconnected. The desire will just grow from there. But that bond has to be there in the first place. Many of us have things we'd like to change about our bodies. Maybe you never lost the baby weightor you're not happy with how you've stopped going to the gym.
Short of therapy for poor self-esteem, you can try finding things about yourself that you do like and focus on those sexually.
Or focus on your partner's body instead of your own. What about his or her body arouses you? That way you can shift the focus from your own insecurities to what makes being together fun. Sometimes it's not that you're not feeling in the mood; it's that your body isn't cooperating because sex is painful. This can be a big issue for women approaching menopauseand you might be too embarrassed to tell your partner. When tissues atrophy and thin out, losing some of their blood supply, intercourse becomes more painful. Fortunately, there are remedies for painful sex.
For many patients, Horowitz prescribes a vaginal estrogen. Vaginal lubricants are also available over the counter. But check with your doctor if the pain continues. That way your doctor can rule out other, possibly more serious conditions that might be causing it. A dwindling libido may be more than just a of aging. It may be a of another health problem. For example, depressionanxietyand hormonal imbalances can all contribute to sexual dysfunction. In men, not being able to get an erection can be an early warning of diabetes or heart disease.
And some medicationsincluding antidepressants and blood pressure drugs, can lower your sex drive. Behavioral issues can also interfere with your ability to have sex. Smoking and excessive alcohol consumption can put a damper on sexual response. Even the way you exercise can be a factor. For instance, too much time on the bike can lead to problems in bed.
That's because the pressure put on the pudendal nerve and artery can decrease the blood supply to that region. There are remedies for these problems. Share your concerns with your health care provider, who can help you explore what alternatives you have. Also, make sure you're getting enough sleep. Feeling well-rested can help.
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