Men and women have sought aphrodisiacs, agents that arouse or increase sexual response or desire, since the beginning of time. Aphrodisiacs may well be the one thing that crosses all barriers — race, culture, ethnicity, age — making it unanimous: We all want to have better sex.
Good sex improves sleep, provides a total-body release and strengthens your marriage. It provides so many benefits that make us all-around better mothers and people, says Logan Levkoff, a sexologist, sex educator, author of “Got Teens?,” and most importantly, a mother.
So if sex is so good for us, why does it keep falling off our to-do lists? Sure, some of us are so sleep deprived that just opening our eyes is an act of willpower. But there are many other reasons our intimate lives tend to wane, and most of them are easy to overcome.
Consider the following common anti-aphrodisiacs, and how to avoid them.
Talk nonstop about the kids. Its easy to fall into a pattern where you only talk about how many diapers you changed that day, says Levkoff. Diapers are the least sexy thing you could ever talk about.
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