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It's spring, so let the sparks fly

(NC) Couples get ready. This is not the time to underestimate the power of spring fever.

Just as our lifestyles – and even our personalities – evolve with age, so does the intimacy and the nature of our relationships. Even strong bonds need revival periodically, evidenced by a recent survey conducted by K-Y Brand, revealing that 54% of Canadians admit to sexual dry spells from time to time.

So as the warmer weather starts to make us feel more energized, let's take a look at a few ways, at any age, to get the spark back:

• Women in their 20s, who are still exploring preferences when it comes to relationships and sex, can increase intimacy by focusing on communication with their partner and being honest about their wants and needs.

• Women in their 30s are often trying to balance work and family along with giving their relationship attention, so finding simple ways to keep intimacy alive are always welcome. Consider getting out of your domestic environment and booking a hotel room together, say the experts at K-Y, adding that a lubricant is one of those simple solutions to better intimacy. They recommend the K-Y Touch 2-in-1 massage oil and lubricant adding, that fun “is always a bedroom component and the two emollients that make this product popular is that it's a warming massage oil and a personal lubricant.”

• Women in their 40s and 50s can get the spark back as well if, as a couple, you can use your familiarity to deepen the intimacy. Make specific plans to do activities together, explore the same hobby, get away for weekends alone –and consider all of the enhancements available today, from personal lubricants to sex toys and his-and-hers apparel.

So if you're starting to like this idea of spring fever, more information on this topic is available at

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