Sex isn't just fun

No matter how busy you are, sex is one part of your day that you  shouldn't rush. Don't skimp on the foreplay. Those extra minutes that  you spend touching and kissing each other help get you aroused and make  sex more pleasurable. When you slow down, you also get more time to  spend with your partner. That's good for your relationship overall.

Women's bodies naturally make their own lubricant, but sometimes it's  in short supply. Hormonal changes around the time of menopause can  cause vaginal dryness that makes for painful sex. A water-based  lubricant is safest to use with condoms. But, silicone-based lubes are less irritating for anal sex.

Not every romantic encounter has to end in sex. You and your partner  can find pleasure in many other ways. Take a bath together or give each  other a sensual massage. Have a hot make-out session on the couch. Bring  each other to orgasm through masturbation. Teach each other how you  like to be touched. Or just cuddle.

Sex is a potent stress reliever, but it's hard to get in the mood  when you're all keyed up. After a tough day, do something calming  together to relax you. Listen to soft music. Practice relaxation  exercises such as deep breathing or meditation. Research shows that mindfulness meditation helps women get more in tune with their bodies during sex.

Sex isn't just fun

Sex isn't just fun