How to Have Just-Met Sex
Shock Your System continued...
Doing daring things in bed is another way to plug into that fear factor.
Consider exploring something unexpected and a little scary for you sexually,
whether it's hanging out around the house naked, getting into doggy-style
position with the lights on, or being more vocal during sex. "Stepping out
of your comfort zone will give you a rush of I can't believe I'm doing this,
which can be equally as adrenaline-boosting as rock climbing," says
Another way to fire up that tear-each-other's-clothes-off desire: Put some
feeling into it. "The reason make-up sex is often so intense is that anger
and tension are sexually energizing emotions — they spark desire and
excitement," says Britton. Just ask Anna, 41, a therapist in Oakland, CA:
"My husband and I like to play fight. We'll spank each other, we'll
wrestle, I'll teasingly pin him down during sex. After being together for eight
years, we don't have as many emotional highs and lows, so getting aggressive,
even in a playful way, brings some excitement to the surface. We get a rush
from it, like a flashback to the fun, passionate intensity we felt when we
first started dating."
Tune in to Your Sexy Side
When was the last time you did something purely for the sake of feeling
sexy? "When you're dating, your appearance and sexual self-confidence are
often a priority," says Britton. "But once you're married and have
other things going on in your life, you don't always put as much focus into
your sexuality." Think back to the times in your life when you've felt your
sexiest — including when you and your guy first met. What did you wear? How did
you walk, talk, act? What music did you like? What food did you crave? What did
you do to pamper yourself? Can you re-create any of those sensations now?
Once you've connected with your sexiest self, think about how you used to
express that sensuality with your guy and try those moves now — whether that
means wearing low-cut tops, running your hand over his forearm, or giving him a
sweet smile. When you let your inner sexiness shine out, he can't help but
respond to that energy. "Forget that you've been together for years and get
back to that place you were at in the beginning," says Striar. "You're
stepping outside of the wife/mother role you're used to and tapping into that
flirty, more sexually focused version of yourself that you both remember from
your early days."