Love in the afternoon

I know. Right-before-bed sex may be the only romp you ever seem to squeeze into the end of a very long day or week, but sex doesn’t have to always occur at night, after you’ve cleaned up from dinner, helped with homework, made lunches, given baths, read stories, when you’re exhausted and right before your head finally collides with your pillow. Love in the afternoon sounds a lot more appealing to me.

With such a busy life, it’s easy to see how sex could be pushed to the bottom of your to-do list, wherein it becomes a quick, not-all-in task. Since sex is important to grow a couple’s intimacy, it needs to be a priority. On Saturday afternoon, take the kids to grandma and grandpa’s house and then go home and have long, enjoyable, wide-awake sex that perhaps takes place OUTSIDE the bedroom (some research and people themselves say orgasms are better under these circumstances)! If taking the kids to someone else is too much work, take advantage of nap time or gasp!…the television (it won’t kill [too many] brain cells if it’s kept to a minimum).

If sex in the evening is all you CAN fit in, even if it’s between all the evening rituals and a much-needed night’s rest, then get to it. Be sure, however, to place love-making closer to the top of your priority list than to the bottom of it. Make sure your schedules can at least fit in an occasional round of afternoon (or morning) delight.

When do you typically have sex with your spouse? Have you looked at ways to make your sexual life more interesting? If not, why not?

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About Lori Mitton

Lori Mitton is a licensed clinical psychotherapist (MA, LLP) specializing in marriage and family therapy. She is co-founder of Permanent Passionate Partnership.