Because you can’t see stress, not under a microscope or even when it’s sitting on top of you crushing your spirit, it’s sometimes easy to overlook the way it undermines our health, including our sex lives. Molly M. Ginty of Woman’s Day has pulled together tips from a great group of experts in “Rediscover Sex After Ten Stressful Situations.”
Ginty includes a lot of things that are especially relevant to Americans at the moment such as home foreclosure, job loss, or (on the flip side) overwork; and her experts come through with excellent advice to remember for when these things happen or sometimes even if lesser crises arise. Dr. Carol Queen, for example, advises that if you’re in a new living situation with roommates or relatives, make sure you have a place—literally—for intimacy. Dr. Pepper Schwartz advises putting a definite break between your work day and your home time if your work load is getting out of hand.
Affairs, weight gain and even the death of a loved one are among the topics addressed in this thoughtful piece, a thoughtful reminder of, as Ginty writes, “the joy from which sexual energy flows.” Nice.
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