The longer you're with someone, the more likely you are to transition from passionate love into compassionate love, Gary BrownPh. Passionate love is more about sexual arousal, while compassionate love is what helps you forge a deep emotional attachment with your partner. That's a nice way of saying as time goes on, you're probably less interested in break-the-bed sex than you are in curling up and watching Friends reruns together. Even though that transition might be scary, it's not necessarily a bad thing! Even though your compassionate love will grow, the passionate love doesn't have to completely disappear. Here, 11 ways to infuse your relationship with some of that old excitement. Experiment with sensate focus exercises. This is a kind of foreplay that can help you stay present, which, as a bonus, can make you more likely to orgasm. The point is for one of you to be the giver while the other is the receiver.
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