Love and Lust

Love and Lust

Marriage, we often hear, grows less sexual with every passing year. Yet research shows that long-term couples often have vibrant sex lives, even more than their single counterparts. Here's how to keep the lust alive.

Limerence: In Love, Obsessed, or Both?

By Stephanie Sarkis Ph.D.
There's a word for that head-over-heels feeling.

You're Getting to be a Habit With Me

By Aaron Ben-Zeév Ph.D.
Is romantic habit necessarily dissatisfactory?

Relationships: Changing the Emotional Climate

By Robert Taibbi L.C.S.W.
Change the relationship mood by changing the relationship weather

How Does Your Partner Turn You On?

By Susan Krauss Whitbourne Ph.D.
New studies reveal 5 ways our partners excite us.

Love, Sex, Relationships and the Brain

By Melanie Greenberg Ph.D.
Does neuroscience hold the key to a lifetime of passionate love?

How the Best Couples Keep Their Romantic Spark Alive

By Susan Krauss Whitbourne Ph.D.
A new study reveals which attitudes lead to the greatest satisfaction.

Sex & the High Octane Woman

By Sherrie Bourg Carter Psy.D.
An Interview with Sex Therapist Dr. Stephen Snyder

Keeping Marriage Alive with Affairs, Asexuality, Polyamory, and Living Apart

By Bella DePaulo Ph.D.
Rather than stretching marriage beyond recognition, why not live single?

What’s “Wall-Socket Sex”?!

By Leon F Seltzer Ph.D.
There are powerful ways to erotically transform your relationship.

Is It Love, Intense Liking, or Just Lust?

By Ronald E Riggio Ph.D.
How to know if you are in like, in love, or in lust.

Marriage and Sexual Frustrations: Inevitable or Solvable?

By Guy Winch Ph.D.
How to voice and resolve marital sexual complaints

Desire Differences: Finding a Sexual Frequency That Works

By Michael Castleman M.A.
"You're insatiable!" "You never want to!" If this sounds familiar, there's hope.

Can Old Love Be New Again?

By Amy Muise PhD
Rethinking ideas about passion in long-term relationships

Brain Study Reveals Secrets of Staying Madly in Love

By Adoree Durayappah-Harrison MAPP
What brain scans teach us about intense long-term passionate love

Five Tips For Passionate Long Term Relationships

By Pamela Madsen
Long term relationships that remain sexy have a lot of erotic privacy in them.

Sex Is a Team Sport, and There's No 'I' in Team!

By Barry W McCarthy Ph.D.
Couples commited to avoiding traditional sexual power struggles

11 Tips for the Spouse With a Lower Sex Drive

By Michele Weiner-Davis MSW
Sexual desire flat-lined? No worries, here's what you need to do.

How the Best Couples Keep Their Romantic Spark Alive

By Susan Krauss Whitbourne Ph.D.
A new study reveals which attitudes lead to the greatest satisfaction.

How to Rekindle Your Sexual Spark

By Melanie Davis MEd, PhD, CSE
Is it time to marshal your resources and get back in the game?

Should You Change Your Sexual Habits for Your Partner?

By Amy Muise PhD
How sexual compromise can enhance relationship satisfaction

Tips for Surviving Monogamy

By Pamela Madsen
Time and togetherness can wear down erotic energy in long-term relationships.

The Ins and Outs of Sexual Frequency

By Amy Muise PhD
How often do gay and straight couples have sex after commitment?