A pounding heart mimics the rush of brand-new love, says Patti Wood, an expert on nonverbal communication in Atlanta. Brag publicly about him: his fearless pursuit of the mouse in your kitchen, the armful of hydrangeas he surprised you with, the raise he landed even in this economy. Declare something "this stays in Vegas." A silly nickname, or a crazy bedroom mishap. Not literally, but if your guy always initiates dates, romance, whatever, take the lead for once. Afterward, you'll feel recharged, like the free-spirited single girl he fell for once upon a time. Taking the long view, that decrease can halve a man's libido by the time he reaches retirement. " or just, "Hey, let's split the bill tonight." 13. But in this world of 24/7 availability, it can be good for your relationship to each have some solo time. It's natural for his drive to drop Levels of testosterone, the hormone that fuels the male libido, drop 1 percent to 2 percent every year once a male hits the age of 30. Laughter is a relationship's Krazy Glue: It bonds you. Couples over the age of 70 have sex at an average of 17 times per year. For couples in their 30s, the mean drops to 87; and for couples in their 40s, to 70 times per year. Fisch is the author of (with Kara Baskin; Three Rivers Press, 2008). Still, the male body holds a few mysteries of its own. D., professor of clinical urology at Columbia University in New York.BSR hopes you find it wondrous that these can spark a latent desire in each of us for a Love with adventure and heart. Two of the most common culprits in dropping the quantity or quality of sperm are varicoceles and infections of the prostate.
(Hey, you think Barack never said to Michelle way back when, "This may sound nuts, but I think I want to be president someday"? Cancel Valentine's Day and invent your own lovey-dovey holiday. Not to mention that a roller-coaster ride provides the perfect excuse to grasp each other’s hands, arms, thighs… Now that’s a suggestion that’s certain to feel magical.Enjoy your look into BSR’s Interesting Collection of Relationship Articles! The good news is that varicoceles can usually be corrected with surgery, and prostatitis with antibiotics. There's no nice thing that's too small to mention: his excellent taste in music, the way he always opens the door for you — it's all worth a verbal love tap. Contrary to the notion that guys can never have enough sex, not every time is the right time. "Sometimes the best thing a couple can do to ignite their passion for each other is sleep," says Hillsborough, New Jersey, sleep expert Carol Ash. Argue over the stuff that matters, but once a week let him (and yourself) off the hook for things that don't: Yes, he chews his popcorn loud. Testosterone is broken down in fat—especially fat found around the waist, which absorbs the hormone with disturbing efficiency. (Apologies if we've just made you picture your mom and dad.) Healthy men have healthy libidos Age, as well as physical health, plays a role in testosterone levels and, by extension, sexual drive. Volunteering together (even just helping a friend move) bonds you because you're ID-ing "common values," says Elizabeth Lombardo, a psychologist in Wexford, Pennsylvania. According to the American Sexual Behavior Study of 2006, the frequency of intercourse for married couples between the ages of 18 and 29 is 109 times per year (about twice a week).