By Dr. Rich Nicastro
Committed, long-term relationships seem to get a bad rap whenever the discussion of sexual passion or great sex occurs. If you’re a couple who’s been together more than say, ten years or so, it’s generally assumed by those in newer relationships or marriages that your sex life is probably “fair” at best, interspersed with long stretches of sexual “ho-hum-ness.” And then there are those who have to settle for a sexless marriage or relationship, either because of sexual desire incompatibilities or due to years of relationship strain that have created an iron-clad wedge between partners.
But while a certain percentage of couples do struggle to create a fulfilling sex life, there are many who feel that the long-term foundation of their union has enhanced sexual intimacy and fulfillment rather than dampened it. For those couples, sex has become not only a means of giving and receiving sexual pleasure, but a powerful pathway to a deeper emotional connection as well. Continue Reading