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Busy? How to fit great sex into your schedule

Jamie Beckman is the lead blogger for the Sexcerpts blog on SheKnows.com. She has written about relationships, health and lifestyle trends for Redbook, USA TODAY, Men's Journal, Men's Health, Best Life and First for Women magazines, as w...

Intimacy tips every woman can use

Maybe back in the Dark Ages, before iPads and 24/7 connectedness, women had a ton of free time to get physical with their partners.
couple having sex

But with today's busy work schedules, kids' soccer practices and a myriad of social commitments, having hot sex can get put on the back burner... if we do it at all. But a life without nookie is no way to spend our limited time on this planet — and with that in mind, we asked Dr. Trina Read how to maximize our time so we can have that sex we crave and, most importantly, enjoy it to the fullest.

Sexpert Dr. Trina Read, spokesperson for WeVibe and author of Till Sex Do Us Part: Make Your Married Sex Irresistible and Everything You Wanted to Know About Sex: Volumes I, II, and III, shared a few tantalizing tips about how to up the romance factor in our busy lives.

Here are a few helpful hints she discusses — watch the whole video for even more!

alarm clockNo time for date night? No problem! Just 30 minutes will do the trick

"A lot of times with busy couples, especially women, we say yes to a lot of things, like volunteer work, and so sometimes we have to take a step back and say, 'How can I say no to that volunteer work and yes to my partner?' So at least once a week we have at least a half an hour together.... Sometimes if you have a really busy week, even texting your partner little text love notes — I mean, that can mean an awful lot, and it doesn't take a lot of time."

Sex is important for your emotional health too

"I think for women... when we're really, really busy, we're living inside of our heads, we're disconnected from our bodies, and having sex really helps connect us back to ourselves."

Even shy women can ask for what they want in bed

"Most of us don't have the vocabulary. Most of us can't say what we want. You don't have to say it. You can just take a book off the bookshelf — maybe even mine — and read a passage, and say, 'This is what I want.' Or you don't even have to say it — you can just bookmark it, and pass it to your partner, and they can read it, and then all of a sudden you can start having a dialogue."

Watch: How to fit great sex into your schedule

Dr. Trina Read tells us how to maximize our time so we can have that sex we crave and, most importantly, enjoy it to the fullest.

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