Sex Tips You Need Right Now

1. Learn your body

Don't expect your partner to be a mind reader. Experimenting with self-pleasure is key to learning about yourself. Then, take what you learn from masturbation and communicate what you find with your partner. Your partner will be better at pleasing you if you can tell them what you like.

2. Identify your turn-offs

A lot of people fail to realize that one of the most important things you can do is to remove your turn-offs," Jamea said. What this means is that, instead of trying to find and add things that turn you on, it's easier to remove things that turn you off. For example, if a messy house will stress you out, you'll be more engaged and eager to participate if the house is clean, rather than if you've come home to rose petals on the bed [in a messy house]. Making small changes by removing things that you don't like can vastly improve your sex life.

4. Exercise

Exercise releases endorphins and hormones, and also helps you become attuned with your body. Particularly through the aging process, exercise can help to increase desire, especially among women.

No matter your age, gender identity or sexuality, everyone can use a little help in the bedroom now and then. This month, we spoke with certified sex therapist and member of HealthyWomen's Women's Health Advisory Council, Emily Jamea, Ph.D. to get some of her top tips for spicing things up and keeping your sex life exciting.