Creative solutions for satisfying intimacy?

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Question from Beth: On the issue of sexual satisfaction, I think I may be able to help with some answers. I've been honest about my lessened desire but reassuring that the act of lovemaking isn't the same thing as sex. Lovemaking doesn't have to be a climax for us both. He enjoys receiving oral sex and we just recently added a clitoral vibrator thing and have been having fun getting it to work.
Answers - Lidia Schapira Sounds like a creative solution, and one that works well for you! Clearly, there is more to intimacy than sex, but for many couples, sex is a very important piece of a strong relationship, and I just urge those who are having trouble to look for help. There are trained sex therapists, and others with experience and knowledge who may help couples who are having troubles to find the right solution.

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