The kids. The job. The house. Americans prioritize everything above their romantic partners – and as a result, the country is in the midst of a sexual famine.

Dr. Oz wants you to have more sex. In a show that aired in February 2010, Dr. Oz suggested a plan for you and your partner to rekindling your intimate life together. The suggestions focus on communication and connection, then practicing more kissing and cuddling. Dr. Oz also recommended attempting sex weekly regardless of “it” being perfect (pending no pain with intercourse or unresolved traumatic history). Lastly, he urged the importance of following these guidelines :

Appreciation

Men need to make their wife or partner feel loved.

Women need to make their loved one feel he’s doing a good job.

Attention

Men need to help more around the house. Show her that you notice all she does for you!

Women need to make their man and the relationship a priority.

Affection

Men should provide their loved one with non-physical attention – or at least attention without the sole intent of having sex.

Appearance

Women know it’s easy to slip into something more comfortable, wash off the makeup and let the little things slide. Think about how you used to primp for first dates and special occasions – it will put some excitement back into your relationship as well as showing your man that you’re still interested in him.

Does this plan motivate you to prioritize intimacy? Could it help your relationship? Do you and your partner need to address other sexual or relationship problems first before being successful at Dr. Oz’s plan? What are you thoughts?

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