Nicole Carrington-Sima is a Queensland Clarion Award-nominated journalist with two decades’ experience in newspapers and magazines. Nicole’s “done time” in newsrooms across the country and overseas, in both traditional and new media. With special interests in sexuality, sexual health and social justice, she recently left her high-profile, ten-year stint at News Corp to go freelance. A bona fide word nerd, Nicole’s first love (apart from heels) is feature writing, but she also specialises in corporate communication, editing/proofreading and ghost-writing books.
COVID-19 has sparked a sex toy boom and we’re told to masturbate for our sexual and emotional health. But what about couples coping with working from home and home schooling children during lockdown. How do you keep the love and lust alive?
Is lust really the first rung on the ladder of love? Is thrilling sexual attraction enough to sustain a long-term relationship? Here are some sexual incompatibility pitfalls to watch out for if you want your relationship to survive beyond the lust stage.
Let’s get real, sex droughts are common in long-term relationships - indeed they’re normal. And anyone who tells you differently is lying and/or selling something. The good news is you can stoke those fires of passion once more if you’re prepared to work at it.