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Just initiate it

(NC) With the arrival of spring, are you feeling somewhat envious of the birds and the bees? For them, not a thing in this world gets in the way of mating.

So let's learn from that, say specialists in this field: the quickest route to intimacy is to simply initiate it.

A recent study by K-Y Brand found that men are four times more likely than women to be the regular initiator of sex, which is a surprisingly large gender gap. And considering that regular love making can increase energy, decrease stress, and strengthen any relationship, there's no time like the present to take things into your own hands, as follows:

Put it in writing: Sometimes saying I want you out loud can feel intimidating or embarrassing, especially if that kind of talk doesn't come naturally to you. Popping a note in your partner's coat before he goes to work or sending a quick text can help shake off inhibitions.

Build anticipation: Suggest a massage, say the experts at K-Y to boost feelings of intimacy and to build anticipation for what's to come. To add a special touch, they recommend the K-Y Touch 2-in-1 product both a warming massage oil and personal lubricant, designed to enhance foreplay and intimacy.”

Establish a code: Between the two of you, come up with a word or a phrase that signals when you're in the mood. Make it something that you can say in front of others to stir up excitement and intimacy.

Plan and prepare: A little bit of planning can go a long way, especially for women who often need things to be just right. This may include special clothing, grooming, lighting, scents, and linens – and lubricants of course, says K-Y, pointing to, for more information on this topic.

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