OTTAWA, June 12, 2013 /CNW/ - Summer is when most Canadians get married
and thus the season when most couples celebrate their wedding
anniversary. While most couples do their very best to be romantic on
that special day, some 36 percent report they have a romantic "romp"
only because they feel obliged.
Couples want to have a great intimate connection but after years of
exchanging flowers and going out for dinner, couples looking for ways
to keep the wedding anniversary fresh are finding that limited budgets,
time and energy often leave them short on inspiration.
Relationship expert Dr. Trina Read and author of "Till Sex Do Us Part"
has a radical suggestion: couples should look to each other for
stimulation on their wedding anniversary.
The Spark at the Start
"The energy that powers the early stages of a relationship is based on a
sense of mutual exploration and experimentation - the thrill that comes
with trying something new," says Dr. Read. "Couples first starting out
are breaking their routines, they're exploring together…That's the kind
of anniversary all couples should look to for inspiration, something
that asks them to step into new territory as a couple."
Dr. Read recommends couples forego anything "traditional" about their
anniversaries, like returning to their favourite restaurant or going to
see the latest blockbuster. Instead, she says, "Trying new things
releases dopamine into your brain and is one of the few ways couples
can feel that 'snap-of-a-new-relationship-thrill' like when you were
first dating. Try an offbeat restaurant, and try it for lunch. And
instead of a movie, go to a concert - but see a band both of you have
never heard of."
These are the kinds of mini-adventures couples go on when they're first
courting, and they're a great way to connect a marriage to the magic of
its early days.
The Sex Elephant
After dinner and drinks out, many couples confront the daunting prospect
of "Anniversary Sex Anxiety" - the sense that they should cap off the
evening with sex, even if they're not in the mood.
Research bears this out; while many couples are still in love after
several years of marriage, more than one in three report that they have
"obligation sex" to mark major events like anniversaries.
Dr. Read asserts that anniversary sex should be something couples look
forward to for days. One of the missteps couples make is that "they try
to pack so many things into the day that, when sex time rolls around,
they've eaten too much, had some wine, been all over town…and they're
just too worn out to have enjoyable, fulfilling sex," says Dr. Read.
Her advice for couples is to eat lightly and drink in moderation so
they'll have energy for sex. And, as with other aspects of the
celebration, Dr. Read advises couples to try something new.
Instead of traditional anniversary presents, Dr. Read suggests that
couples instead go with a gift that's both romantic and adventurous and
builds their intimate connection, such as the We-Vibe 3 - a vibrator
that's been expressly designed for couples.
"Giving your partner a couples' vibrator not only shows interest in
reconnecting sexually, it also sends a message about a renewed interest
in sexual adventure," she says. "You're telling your partner, 'There's
no one I'd rather do this with than you.' That's a powerfully romantic
The We-Vibe 3 in Detail
The We-Vibe 3 has been designed for wear during intercourse to maximize
pleasure for both partners. Small, discreet and powerful, the We-Vibe 3
enhances the best parts of making love — intimacy and orgasm. Couples
may enjoy an anniversary that rivals their wedding night for pleasure,
passion and desire for more.
To help Canadian couples get closer than ever, this summer, We-Vibe is
offering a "Renew Your Wows" special on We-Vibe 3. For free shipping on
We-Vibe 3, enter the coupon code: SUMMERWOWS at we-vibe.com. This offer is valid through July 15, 2013.
Image with caption: "Summer is the season of wedding anniversaries -- In honour of the season the makers of We-Vibe invite married couples to "renew their wows" with the first-ever vibrator bouquet. After all, experts like Dr. Trina Read say sex may be the best anniversary gift of all. (CNW Group/We-Vibe)". Image available at: http://photos.newswire.ca/images/download/20130612_C7562_PHOTO_EN_27919.jpg
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