In the beginning of your relationship, the sex was hot. You’d fantasize about each other all day and spend your nights (and your mornings…and some afternoons) getting it on. At the time, it seemed impossible that you’d ever become one of those once-a-week couples. And yet, you can barely remember the last time you craved sex with your partner the way you once did, let alone actually doing the deed. So are you just going through a dry spell, or is it more serious? Here are 10 signs your sex life is reaching “code blue” status.
1.) You have a drawer full of sexy nightgowns…that you haven’t worn in months. Who needs lingerie when you have worn-out Dave Matthews Band T-shirts, right? Wrong. It’s fine to throw on sweatpants and other comfy clothes some nights, but if you don’t switch it up, your partner might think you’re more interested in flannel than foreplay.
2.) Your spouse’s body is imprinted into the couch. In fact, he’s fallen asleep in front of the TV three nights this week. (Come on, nobody likes Letterman THAT much.) The worst part: You kind of like it -- he can’t hog the covers!
3.) You’ve missed a few birth control pills this month -- but aren’t panicking. You haven’t had sex since your last period, so what’s the big deal?
4.) Your bedroom has turned into an office. Instead of cuddling in bed before falling asleep, you’re both on your BlackBerrys confirming the next day’s meetings. (Nothing says sex like emailing your boss PowerPoint changes.)
5.) You feel awkward when you’re watching TV together and commercials for condoms and lubes come on. Did they have to bring that up?
6.) You usually love hearing your best single friend’s dating stories, but you suddenly get snappy when she tells you about the amazing sex she just had with a guy she met recently. “Sex on the fifth date? Could you be any easier?” (Yeah, she’s not talking to you at the moment.)
7.) Your new definition of talking dirty is deciding who’s scrubbing the kitchen floor.
8.) You haven’t groomed “down there” since you last wore a bathing suit…two months ago. Come to think of it, when was the last time you shaved your legs?
9.) You used to worry about going to bed with the windows open in case the neighbors might, um, “hear” you. Now, you keep them closed so you can’t “hear” the neighbors (who do they think they are anyway, newlyweds?).
10.) Your partner used to sneak into the shower with you each morning for a pre-work scrub. Now? He still sneaks into the bathroom…but only to use the toilet. Even worse, sometimes he goes number two (seriously, is he trying to gross you out? Talk about unsexy!).
Here are some major tips on how to heat up your relationship.
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