Our partner, YourTango.com, recently completed a scientific survey of over 20,000 people with their partner sites, MSN’s lifestyle website Glo.com and Chemistry.com, on sexual chemistry and what keeps a relationship alive and growing.
The effort was overseen by a leading biological anthropologist and relationship expert, Dr. Helen Fisher, who also analyzed the results.
Some of their findings might just surprise you, including the finding that 90 percent of men and women believe that dwindling attraction in a relationship can be rekindled.
Their findings are detailed below.
- Did you know? The Truth About Sexual Chemistry (Video)
- The New Age Of Relationships: Sex, Love And Attraction In 2011 (An interview with Helen Fisher)
- Survey: 90% Of Americans Believe Attraction Can Be Rekindled
- Lifelong Attraction: 7 Ways To Keep Your Marriage Sexy Forever
- Why He Doesn’t Want To Cook With You: Gender & Quality Time
Check out the articles linked above — a lot of interesting and a few eye-opening findings there garnered from their survey. And just to whet your appetite…
7 Ways to Keep Your Marriage Sexy
Who doesn’t want to keep their marriage or long-term relationship on the sexy side? I know I do! Here is a summary of the seven tips offered by the article above, Lifelong Attraction: 7 Ways To Keep Your Marriage Sexy Forever.
1. Flaunt your sexy self.
The first step to staying attractive to each other: Feeling attractive. There’s nothing more appealing to a man than a woman who feels sexy in her own skin.
2. Have sex. Lots of it.
Two-thirds of women don’t get aroused until they’re already in the act, says marriage and family therapist Pat Love. Translation: Don’t wait to “feel” like having sex to do it.
3. Be a little selfish.
The happiest marriages are the kinds in which both spouses have their own hobbies and interests, according to a Monmouth University study.
4. Step out of your comfort zone.
If your the Chinese delivery restaurant knows your Friday night order by heart, listen up: One of the best ways to stay hot for each other is to do new things together.
5. Have an affair… with your partner.
Having an affair with your spouse can bring back the feelings of excitement and closeness—not to mention the smoking-hot sex—that you had when you first met, Love says.
6. Celebrate the good times.
Couples who celebrate joyous moments together have the happiest, most trusting, and most committed relationships, a University of California study found.
Pitting yourself against your guy can boost attraction, add chemistry, and lead to a hotter sex life.
Read the full article: Lifelong Attraction: 7 Ways To Keep Your Marriage Sexy Forever
What do you do to keep your relationship strong?
What are some of the techniques you use to keep the magic and sexiness alive in your committed relationship?
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Last reviewed: By John M. Grohol, Psy.D. on 27 May 2011
Published on PsychCentral.com. All rights reserved.
Grohol, J. (2011). Sexual Chemistry and Keeping Your Relationship Alive. Psych Central. Retrieved on January 26, 2015, from http://psychcentral.com/blog/archives/2011/05/26/sexual-chemistry-and-keeping-your-relationship-alive/