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4 Ways to make time for more sex

Elizabeth Cullen is a freelance writer based in New York.

Lovemaking in a Flash

No matter how much you're in love, if you're like many American women and try to juggle too much, your sex life can go by the wayside before you even realize it.

Happy Couple in Bed

However, while having a healthy sex life is an important part of one's overall happiness, you don't have to forego sleeping or anything else you need to do just to make time for a little nookie. Read on for 4 easy ways to squeeze more sex into your daily life.

Sex Tip #1: Multi-Task

With two kids, a husband, and a movie star career, actress Jennifer Connelly is just like us. Well, not exactly like us, unless you happen to have gorgeous hair and wake up next to Paul Bettany every morning, but she does have a problem squeezing enough sex with that gorgeous Brit into her day. Her solution? Multi-task!

She told Esquire Magazine: "I do like to read a book while having sex. And talk on the phone. You can get so much done."

"If the room's dark enough, I like to do some online shopping," she added.

Who says that sex needs to have our full, undivided attention in order to be fun? In fact, there's nothing like taking an otherwise mundane activity, like showering or talking on the phone, and adding a little sexual kick to it.

Sex Tip #2: Be Creative

Likewise, sex does not always have to happen in a bed at night. If you think you don't have enough time to get it on, it's possible you're just not thinking creatively enough. Think back to when you first met and explore your options for quickie sex. Have 10 minutes alone in a car? 30 minutes while the baby sleeps? Not only will being creative and spontaneous allow you to have more sex during the day, you may be surprised to find that it will likely re-energize and add some much needed vigor to your love life as well. 

Sex Tip #3: Give Yourself a Hand

Don't forget about squeezing in some solo sex too. According to a recent study by Indiana University, over 53 percent of women regularly use a vibrator, and its use is linked to more positive sexual function and good overall sexual health. So, even if you only find yourself with a few minutes to spare, a powerful vibrator like a Hitachi Magic Wand or a Rabbit can get you there quickly.

Sex Tip #4: Plan a Sex Date

I'm not going to lie to you: full-out, mind-blowing, orgasm-inducing sex requires some time. And if you aren't regularly having it because you're time-crunched or have a different schedule than your partner, then get ready to open up that Blackberry calendar and schedule a time and a date. Some may argue that scheduling sex in makes it boring, but I disagree. You don't just spontaneously have a manicure or get a massage, do you? Just because you make an appointment, doesn't mean the experience is any less pleasurable and sometimes just looking forward to some boot-knocking, wild sex with your man is half the fun. 

TELL US: What do you do to make more time for sex? Share your secrets and tips below.

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