Talk Before Sex. How do you and your partner express interest in wanting to share sexual intimacy? Is it purely non-verbal? Do you communicate desire by kissing, grabbing them in a certain way, or by hinting with an agreed upon cue that you’re in the mood?
You talk to your partner all the time, but do you communicate well? Probably not, a recent study suggests. Researchers at the University of Chicago found that most married couples don't communicate with their partners any better than they do with strangers.
Invite your partner to talk about his or her family. Most people will fondly remember an autumn fishing trip with dad or counting starts on a late summer evening with mom. However if you know that your partner had an unhappy childhood, steer clear of this topic.