Rekindle the passion in your relationship.
Rekindle the flame in your relationship. Photo: Thinkstock

Hormones might be responsible for sex drive, but by nurturing your passion for one another you can be sure to keep desire burning strong. If your sex life has cooled of late, try these tips to help rekindle the flame.

Plan your encounters. Even as you grow older, time has a habit of slipping away, becoming filled with activities (even just watching television) you didn’t plan. Schedule your amorous adventures so they don’t get away from you. Call them dates if you like. Planning to make love creates anticipation and piques interest. You don’t have to go anywhere or do anything special. Set aside an evening, or a morning or an afternoon if your days are free, just for each other.

Change your routine. If you and your partner have been together for a long time, then chances are you have a fairly well-established pattern when it comes to making love. The next time you find yourself starting your regular ritual, try to make a change. It doesn’t have to be anything major. Shower together instead of separately, light scented candles in your bedroom or massage each other with heated body oil. Play the music that you heard on your first date. Wear something exciting and surprising to bed. Even these very small changes can give your love life a new sense of excitement. You can even consider a change of venue. For instance, check into a hotel for a romantic weekend getaway.

Slow down and enjoy it more. Even though it’s natural for your body to slow down, your brain may still be telling you to move things along at a faster pace. Just relax and enjoy the whole journey. Explore new ways to stimulate your partner outside of actual intercourse. Take great pleasure in both giving and receiving, and just let things unfold at their natural pace.



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