WALK ON THE BEACH
GUIDE TO PERSONAL RELATIONSHIPS
- dating - love - intimacy - health
way you think about your relationships, the skills and attitudes
you bring to them and the time and effort you put in can make
all the difference. People are social creatures and relationships
matter to us. We enjoy them, we cry over them and we're curious
about how to get our relationships to be the way we want them.
How well your relationships work can have a big impact on how
satisfied you feel with life. Stimulating, resilient, satisfying
relationships with partners, friends and family rank high on many
people's wish list for a happy life.
THREE KINDS OF SEX MEN CRAVE
may be convinced that you have your man's carnal code cracked,
but there isn't just one way to unlock his passion. Get a read
on exactly when and how your guy wants to be wowed in the sack
by checking out our sexy hints. You'll reap the pleasurable benefits
mood clues: After your man whups his pals on the basketball
court or nails an important deal at work, he's likely to crave
an uninhibited quickie against a wall or a lusty shag anywhere
there's a smooth surface. The reason? His alpha instincts
are taking over.
men win at sports, even when they're just watching a sport
and their team triumphs, or when they have success like a
promotion at work, testosterone levels tend to go up,"
He's revved up and dying to throw you down on the bed for
a serious pleasure session.
guy may also be prone to be hungry for some randy roughhousing
before breakfast. "Levels of testosterone tend to be
higher in the very early morning," Sex drive often builds
to its highest point from dawn until around 10am. "He's
likely to wake up already turned on and feeling assertive."
to rock his world: When he's flushed after a win
or starts gloating about a mini success, bait him by slowly
stripping off your clothes across the room in his eye line
but out of his reach. "Just looking at your naked body
can further raise a man's testosterone, feeding his desire,"
Let him watch you touch your own erogenous zones, which will
make him hot and give you satisfaction too.
you've tortured him for a few minutes, let him get his hands
on the championship prize: you. Then initiate a primal move
that fuels his frisky craving. "Standing sex, where he
holds you up against a wall with your legs wrapped around
his lower back, gives him an animalistic challenge,"
Your man is in the aggressor role since he's holding you up
with his arms and lower bod, and he also gets the visual thrill
of watching your breasts bounce during the act.
it up a notch by letting yourself revel aloud about how hot
he's getting you or tell him a specific thing you want him
to keep doing because it feels so good, "Verbally boosting
his ego can help build orgasmic intensity for you both."
mood clues: Women aren't the only ones who desire slow-burn
sexual intimacy. In fact, one of the biggest complaints among
men is that women don't touch them enough during sex, which
is a common way of maintaining emotional closeness in a relationship.
The trick is nailing down exactly when your guy longs for
steam-up-the-windows romantic sex.
men crave this type of intimacy after experiencing something
new or unusual. "Having novel experiences with your man
releases dopamine, which triggers lust and desire," That's
why your dude may suddenly feel the urge to get superclose
when you're in a new locale, whether it's diving into your
hotel bed or snuggling under the stars on a camping trip.
lust trigger for slow, body-meshing sex is in the aftermath
of something scary. "The novelty of a dangerous situation
you'd see in a horror movie or after trying a slightly risky,
adrenaline-fueled activity together can also feed dopamine
levels and make him want to feel emotionally closer to you
to rock his world: Next
time you try anything new, from rappelling down a mountain
to seeing a spine-tingling flick together, take him home and
introduce a sensual new move that feeds a mental and physical
connection, like the Kama Sutra position Yab-Yum. Here's how:
Sitting in his lap face-to-face with your legs wrapped around
each other's back, you and your guy can gaze into each other's
eyes as your hands roam freely. All the while, your private
parts press sensually against each other, furthering intimacy.
is an all-access position that allows him to see and touch
your entire body," "And because it provides more
direct stimulation of the clitoris, the woman is more likely
to orgasm than in the missionary position."
mood clues: Chances are, if your guy's been placating annoying
relatives, wigging about finances or dealing with a demanding
boss, stress is likely to make him crave low-maintenance sex
(where all he has to do is unzip his fly, if that).
onset drives up levels of dopamine and, thus, testosterone,
which combined with workday exhaustion is likely to leave
a man craving sexual release without much effort,"
today's high expectations for male sexual performance may
instead heighten his stress level. "Since men are so
programmed to work for sex, he'll feel relieved of performance
pressure when you catch him off guard with this low-maintenance
brand of sex," "If a guy can lie back and feel sexually
taken care of, it can improve his overall state of mind as
well as the sensations his body is capable of experiencing."
to rock his world: When
you sense your man is stressed, help him unwind by telling
him he doesn't even have to get off the sofa. Then take the
reins by stripping off his shirt and slowly kissing him from
his neck down to his waistline, followed by some below-the-belt
make his head spin as you're pleasuring him, try this trick:
"Break away every now and then to drag your tongue along
the crease between his pelvis and inner thigh, which will
flood his lower body with increased sensation,"
slide onto his lap in reverse cowgirl position with your hands
balanced on his thighs for support. Much like doggie-style,
he'll be able to revel in watching your tush and touching
your breasts but without expending any lower-body energy.
pose also gives him supereasy access to pressing your hot
buttons. "As you move forward and back in this position,
his member will directly stimulate your clitoris with minimal
effort on his part," "Just remember to squeeze your
PC muscles as you thrust because it can help you both have
bigger, better orgasms more quickly."
Times He'll Pass Up Passion
as it is to believe, hopping into the sack isn't always at
the top of a man's list.
# You emasculated him in front of his friends. "But honey,
it was so cute when you cried during Million Dollar Baby."
# He walks into the bathroom carrying three collector's issues
of sports magazines and a bottle of antacid.
# He stuffed himself silly at your "romantic" dinner.
Eating rich, heavy food is said to be a sex-drive killer.
# You just mentioned your ex and his old habit of doing multiple
# You forced him to sit through a new reality TV show: Extreme
Makeover: Penis Enhancement.