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I turned fifty this year (I do not feel it at all, by the way) and I can remember when I was in my teens and twenties thinking fifty was old. Boy was I wrong. In fact, my forties were the best years of my life so far, and fifty has been amazing. I almost feel embarrassed to admit I thought women in their fifties and older no longer had a sex life. It doesn’t hurt, though, to use K-Y® LiquiBeads to help with the freedom to be spontaneous whenever #TheMoodStrikes
My husband and I have been together for almost 24 years. I can’t tell you how odd that is to say… because it really doesn’t seem like we’ve been together that long. He is my soul mate. Don’t get me wrong, we’ve had our ups and downs over the years, but we have a wonderfully exciting marriage.
It’s work. Sometimes hard work. But most of the time, it’s fun work. What I mean by that is that we keep the romance alive.
Other than keeping an open line of communication with your spouse, being respectful and honest with each other… keeping the romance alive is crucial to a long-lasting relationship.
Just because you’ve been with someone for years doesn’t mean it shouldn’t be exciting, and I don’t mean just intimacy. Believe me, there can be lots of intimacy, but there’s a lot more to a relationship.
And quite frankly, if your significant other is romantic and thoughtful… it will lead to more intimate moments. Just saying.
I got pregnant later in life (I was 38) and then went through early menopause. I had no one to talk to about this because all my friends were my age or younger so they couldn’t relate. My biggest symptom and complaint was dryness. Yes, vaginal dryness.
No laughing matter, I’ll tell ya. Plus, it seems to be a taboo subject. No one wants to talk about it.
I’m here to tell you that it is normal, you are not alone, BUT… you do not have to suffer. There are products like K-Y® Liquibeads to give you the freedom to be spontaneous whenever #themoodstrikes. It’s so easy to use K-Y® Liquibeads. It’s as easy as 1, 2, 3 (4, 5, 6)…
- Separate the paper backing from the blister pack.
- Remove an applicator from the plastic wrap.
- Place an OVULE firmly into the wider end of the applicator (this way it won’t fall out).
- Gently insert applicator into the vagina as far as it will go comfortably. You can stand or lie down to do this, whichever is more comfortable for you.
- While holding the barrel with one hand, push the plunger all the way to insert the OVULE, inserting as far back into the vagina as possible and remove the entire applicator.
- Throw away applicator after use.
You’re ready for intimacy whenever the time is right for YOU. As I mentioned above, romance helps a whole lot, too, though.
Here are some of the ways that my husband and I keep the romance alive:
Leave love notes or poetry for each other. My husband has written beautiful original poems for me over the years. He is a great writer, but you don’t have to be a great writer, just write from your heart.
They say the way to a man’s heart is through his stomach, and it’s true. I show my husband I care by preparing good, healthy meals for him, but having a huge sweet tooth, I will make a special dessert for him from time to time. He especially loves cupcakes.
My husband knows how much I love coffee. I drink it all day and he knows how important that first morning cup is, so he sometimes makes it extra special for me.
Say “Thank YOU!” Notice the things your spouse does — the little things — and simply say thank you. It makes you feel appreciated.
Talk. Not about every day things, like the kids, the bills, what’s for dinner – but about each other. How are you doing? What do you want or need, right now? Can I do anything for you? And pay compliments and tell each other, “I love you”. Whisper sweet nothings, but don’t whisper them!
There are so many things you can do to keep the romance alive in your long-term relationship, but I promise you it is worth the time and effort to be romantic. You can keep the fires burning and have the freedom to be spontaneous when the mood strikes no matter what your age or how long you’ve been married.
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Note: If you are pregnant or nursing, you should first consult a doctor before using K-Y® Liquibeads.
What do you do to keep the romance alive in your long-term relationship?
Donna is a Content Creator, Marketer, Brand Ambassador, Social Media Consultant, former teacher, wife, and proud mom. Blog by Donna encompasses all that… she writes about family life and being a woman while weaving in articles about the brands and products she and her family love.