Could your sex life use a boost? Maybe you’d like to rediscover a stronger connection with your partner, deepen your own sexual self-awareness, or just have more fun in bed. The Prevention Sex Jump Start—two weeks’ worth of ideas from the country’s leading sexual health doctors, researchers, and counselors—can help you make sex a priority again.
“Between iPhones, kids, and worrying about money, for many women, sex has become just one more thing to stress about or squeeze in,” says Gina Ogden, PhD, a sex therapist in Cambridge, MA, and author of The Return of Desire. In fact, almost 60% of Prevention readers say they are not totally satisfied with their sex lives, according to our survey of thousands of women.
The solution? Talk to your partner about the plan. There’s no need to follow it verbatim—just pick the tips that inspire both of you, and dedicate the next two weeks to this vital aspect of your relationship. “You can’t assume that romance will take care of itself or last forever—you have to work on it,” says Sheryl Kingsberg, PhD, psychologist and chief of behavioral medicine, University Hospitals Case Medical Center and professor of reproductive biology at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine.