The Intimacy Sex-Periment, Part 1: How Can a Couple Get Closer (So Things Get Hotter)?

In which our intrepid Sexy Betty takes the Durext "Get Closer" challenge.
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It’s an interesting thing: you can live with someone, love them madly, see them every single day and sleep in the same bed every night, yet still find yourself lacking intimacy. Why is this? Simply put — everyday life gets in the way. Kids, job, house, errands, family obligations, to-do lists … all of these things we juggle on a daily basis that make our worlds go round can really get in the way of, well, what lights our world on fire. That’s why I was intrigued when Durex invited me to participate in their “Get Closer” challenge:  With tips and tools, their mission is to bring couples closer and encourage better, hotter intimacy.

As soon as I heard about it, I knew two things: First, I was in. Second, there’s no way I’d be sharing my experience unless it was anonymously! I’ll write about many things, but my actual sex life is not one of them. What can I say — we have kids, and some day soon they’ll be able to Google.

To get started, Durex sent me their “Play Together, Stay Together toolkit,” which was jam-packed with a plethora of fun products, including a Durex vibrator (I didn’t even know they made them!), lubricant, and condoms, as well as a few other items to help inspire closeness: A mixology kit, a love notes kit, body chocolate, a gift card, a gift card, and sex little truth or dare type game. Y-E-S! Date night to the MAX!

They also compiled some great tips on re-igniting that spark, like these fun flirting tips — great to keep in mind when you’re going about your regular day-to-day life:

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So, my mission is to incorporate some of the Durex “Sparks” tips on flirting and heating things up,  with these tools and toys, and report back to you. Am I up for the challenge? Oh yes (I just need to line up some babysitters!

First though, some reaallllly interesting stats that Durex discovered during a recent sex survey, compiled into a handy-dandy infographic:

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