Sex Homework for Couples: Slow Down, Pay Attention


"It allows people to experience what it's like to just receive or just give" (2:18)
Sex therapist Shari Cooper sends couples home with an erotic massage exercise.

When sex drive differences begin to hurt a relationship, it's time to take action, says sex therapist Shari Cooper. The problem can have roots in something medical or it may be traced back to communication issues. This classic exercise slows down the whole process of having sex and prods both partners to pay closer attention and express what they want and what they like.

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