Your 6-Step Guide to Being More Satisfied in Bed

A top sex expert offers tips on how to turn up the heat (8 Photos)

Joan Felice Raymond on Mar 5, 2010 at 3:06PM

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Your 6-Step Guide to Being More Satisfied in Bed

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Turn on Your Brain with a Date Night

Forget the dinner and movie. Instead, Dutton suggests sign up for dancing lessons together. Two left feet? Try cooking class. Opt for any type of activity that engages your mind as well as your body. Researchers at Stony Brook University in New York found that brain scans of couples who were madly in love after two decades of marriage had the same neural activity as those couples who recently fell in love. Scientists believe that long-married couples who show this kind of brain activity release dopamine, a feel good brain chemical that is in abundance when we first fall in love. How do they keep love alive? One way to up their dopamine levels is to do novel things as a couple. “Learning something new together is basically like tricking your brain into falling in love all over again,” says Dutton. Ideally, she says couples should plan some type of challenging date at least one evening a week. (For those of us who live in a world crowded with deadlines, lunch boxes and babysitters, an adventurous date once a month could be a worthy goal.)

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