Spring into Intimacy: Sex Therapist Mary Jo Rapini and Urologist Dr. Mohit Khera Give Couples Tools to Help Enhance Their Relationships

HOUSTON–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Mohit Khera, M.D. and sex therapist Mary Jo Rapini address unmet desire,
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A Couple’s 4 Step Guide to Greater Intimacy and Better Sex

“Many everyday issues can cause a lack of intimacy and while a lack of
sex doesn’t kill a relationship, lack of intimacy may. Being held close
and feeling loved and desired is most important,” says Mary Jo Rapini.
“Springtime is the perfect time to start fresh, better communicate and
experiment with renewed expressions of love.”

The following 10 tips can help get your relationship back on the
intimacy track:

  1. Cuddle. Cuddle anywhere, airplanes, in bed while watching TV,
    on the sofa, on a park bench. A couple’s ability to cuddle, is one of
    the best predictors of an emotional/ physically close, happy, and
    healthy relationship.
  2. Keep sex sacred. Remember, intimacy, not sex, is the
    connection. So, focus on the experience. Hold each other close, kiss
    and have more eye contact during love making.
  3. Share your feelings even when you feel like a failure, rejected or
    Intimacy has nothing to do with a partner being famous
    or great. It has everything to do with being real.
  4. Use a lubricant during sex to enhance pleasure. During foreplay
    and right before intercourse, use a lubricant for a more erotic,
    intimate and sensual experience. A silicone lubricant like Wet
    , Replens
    Silky Smooth
    or Pjur
    can be used in the bath, shower or spa or for full body massages and
    to ease penetration.
  5. Take turns initiating sex. Some say they’re stressed because
    their partner never initiates anything and feels responsible for when
    and if sex happens. Take turns initiating sex and give more thought to
    love making. Schedule sex once a week.
  6. Write down ideas to help relieve the stress of your partner. If
    your partner is afraid of losing his or her job, speak softly, express
    your love “no matter what” and offer assurances that you can “work it
    out as a team.”
  7. Be open to new ideas, loosen up and relax. Pick a new position
    and try a Nuru massage. It’s an ancient Japanese form of body on body
    passion that’s sure to relax even the most stressed out. Wet’s
    Nuru massage gel kit
    comes complete with massage gel, a protective
    sheet and an instructional DVD.
  8. Visit a urologist to see if lack of excitement in the bedroom
    may have an underlying medical reason. Erectile dysfunction and
    decreased energy can be due to normal aging. And, Stronvivo
    may help improve blood flow and erectile function,” says co-author, Mohit
    Khera, M.D.
    , Associate Professor, Baylor College of Medicine.
  9. Springing forward means less sleep which can affect your mood
    and sex life. Lack of sleep lowers your desire for sex. So, do try to
    get the recommended 7-8 hours of sleep each night.
  10. Try Promescent
    a topical spray to help men delay
    for a longer period of time.

“While more than 52% of American men suffer from some degree of erectile
dysfunction, it is surprising how little patients know about its
psychological impact and potential damage to the relationship.
Maintaining adequate circulation to improve erectile function and
libido, properly lubricating and combatting premature ejaculation,
provides natural steps to better intimacy,” adds Khera.


For MaryJoRapini.com
Dara Shlifka, 646-964-4446