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.
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.
Do you want more hot sex? The most powerful sexual organ is the brain and women’s are hardwired differently to men. Learn to be genuinely emotionally available to your partner, she will reward you no end in the bedroom.