Dating and Relationships

Ahhh, dating. The land of the free and home of the brave. Whether you’re thinking of taking the proverbial next step or just trying to figure out who and what you like, you’ll find advice for singles, couples, and everyone in between.

Life after the Honeymoon Phase

The first few months of a relationship are often filled with seemingly unlimited excitement and romance. This honeymoon phase is all about butterflies in the stomach, constant text messaging and of course, lots of steamy sex. But what happens when the butterflies fly away and you become more comfortable with your new partner?

It may be disappointing at first, but the end to the honeymoon phase is typically a good thing. This is a time to reassess the situation. You’ll either find out that those strong feelings were nothing more than puppy love, or the beginning of something much deeper and more serious. If the latter is true, it’s time to celebrate. A lot of couples don’t make it past this milestone, and those who do have a good shot at something long term.

Life after the honeymoon phaseWhen it comes to sex, you may not be rushing into the bedroom at every opportunity to slip on a condom and get to work. Though your “play time” with your partner may decrease slightly, if you’re really a good match you’ll continue to find him or her sexy and want to get intimate on a regular basis.

While a decrease in the regularity of sex is acceptable, you’ll still want to make sure things are spicy and exciting. To freshen things up, it may be time to make some changes in the bedroom. For instance, if you haven’t experimented with toys, why not invest in a vibrator that can pleasure both of you? Some adult products, like the LifeStyles® Vibrating Ring, can add just the amount of variety you need to give your sex life a boost.

Keeping the romance alive, even if it isn’t sexual in nature, is also a smart move. Just because you aren’t looking at each other with gaga eyes all the time doesn’t mean you have to resign to staying home every night of the week, watching movies and wearing sweatpants. Now that your love life has more regularity, select a few nights a week to have special dates. Surprising each other with gifts is also a great way to keep the spark going.

The most important thing is to not give up faith. You’re entering a new phase of your relationship, and with a little extra work, it’s sure to be steamy.

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