Check out the first two words of "sexually transmitted diseases." If you're having sex, you may be at risk.
Do you know as much as you think you do about STDs? It's easy to find out. Read through the list of symptoms below, then name that STD.
Set aside time to be alone or alone with your partner, without children and other distractions.
Use erotic videos or books to increase arousal.
Masturbate to learn about what increases your arousal.
Fantasize about what arouses you sexually; if appropriate, tell your partner about these fantasies. Use sensual massage and other forms of touch.
Try new sexual positions or scenarios.
Use relaxation techniques such as a warm bath before having sex.
Use a vaginal lubricant to relieve arousal problems due to vaginal dryness.
Several excellent books are available in mainstream bookstores or from mail-order sources to help couples deal with sexual and communication problems. Many people prefer this "do-it-yourself" method to talking about these problems with an outsider.