Sometimes, though, you can feel that something's not quite right during sex, and you may not be performing as well as you can.
Any beginner's guide to rough sex will lay out different ways to play, but it's only by talking it out and trying it that you're going to find out what's right for you.
It's important not to forget the emotional improvements that can make your relationship — and your sex life — better.
As much as we may like to think that amazing sex and chemistry are things that just magically happen — and then last forever — keeping the spark alive in the bedroom in a long-term relationship can actually take some real …
Sometimes, even if we think we're really attracted to someone, they can do something that makes us totally turned off in a flash.
Different people are turned on by different things and it can be difficult to see why one person's "Wow!" is another person's "Yuck."
I've said it before, but now I've got a full article to explain why shower sex is up there with raisins pretending to be chocolate chips in my list of terrible, terrible deceits.
Yes, for a lot of us it's a natural endpoint and, well, climax, but it isn't for everyone. And it certainly doesn't have to be.
But early in a relationship, once you get through a couple of awkward rounds, sex can play a big role in building intimacy and even falling in love.
But as many heterosexual couples view penetrative sex as the ultimate act, after foreplay and the rest, there can be a lot of pressure to get off during that type of sex. So what can you do?