Setting the mood for sex may feel a bit excessive, especially if you’ve been with your partner for a while. You may not be a candles-and-rose-petals kind of couple, but even small gestures to keep a spark going can add up to something more meaningful. “If you’re nurturing your relationship all the way along by finding ways to get in the mood and stay in the mood and commit to your partner, when you do have life stresses or life changes, whatever it might be, it’s easier to cope with those,” says Melissa Jones, sexologist and executive director of the Sexology Institute and Boutique. Some suggestions for getting in the mood might seem cheesy but, Jones points out, you really have nothing to lose.
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