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10 Ways to Make Safe Sex Fun

        Health | Sexuality

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Build the Anticipation
When you want to spice up your sex life, try setting the mood with candles or leaving a flirtatious message for your partner.
When you want to spice up your sex life, try setting the mood with candles or leaving a flirtatious message for your partner.
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Having sex is fun, but so are all the things that lead up to the act itself. We're talking about all the things that aren't penetrative sex -- and by sex, we mean vaginal intercourse, oral sex and anal sex.

Use your seduction skills by leaving a sexy voicemail or text message for your partner, detailing what you have in store for him or her after work, or what you'd like to have done to you.

Also, take the time to set the mood -- both the mood of the room and your partner's mood. Light candles or unwind with a massage. Take the time to enjoy your partner's body by exploring and teasing -- put an emphasis on foreplay. And with good reason -- the Journal of Sexual Medicine reports that the "optimal amount of time for sexual intercourse 3 to 13 minutes" [source: USA Today].


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