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Ageless Romance: More Retirees are Finding or Keeping Love Alive

August 4, 2012 by  
Filed under Romance, Lust & Passion

Ageless Romance: More Retirees are Finding or Keeping Love Alive As people live longer, divorce becomes more common, and social networks expand, more and more people are re-marrying later in life. A study from the University of Missouri shows about 500,000 Americans age 65 and older remarry each year (July 29th: bit ly QiYLri), and New York Magazine reports that sex and love is alive and well in retirement communities (bit ly QiYN2F).
Relationship therapist Dr. Bonnie Eaker Weil says that there are specific tips retirees should follow to keep the romance alive in their relationship, as well as advice that is fitting for a healthy relationship no matter what age!

Whether on a first marriage, or a remarriage, Dr. Bonnie points out that “as people get older, and they often become more stubborn and have less patience, they are less apt to want to work on a relationship.” This can present challenges to marriages that occur later in life. To this end, Dr. Bonnie teaches Smart Heart Skills and Dialogue to help couples stay happy and healthy in their golden years. “These skills are good for any relationship, but especially important when a couple is perhaps a bit set in their ways!”

Dr. Bonnie’s Smart Heart Skills provide a place where each person can express any frustrations or concerns in a constructive manner. She suggests couples check in with each other on any issues they face once a week for ten minutes or so. “Share any needs about connection, disconnection, and feelings that arise around these needs,” instructs Dr. Bonnie.

And because couples who re-marry later in life are often comfortable being on their own and value their independence, Dr. Bonnie encourages couples to start out giving each other space even before the other person asks. “Women, encourage your husband to go on that hunting trip, to catch a ball game with the guys. And men, make sure your wives take a girls’ night on a regular basis, or have time to work on a hobby they enjoy.” These “mini brushes with death” are useful for both parties. They rejuvenate the person who’s taking the break, and they make the other partner appreciate them and look forward to the time when they’ll be together again instead of being frightened by the time apart.

Love at any age takes commitment and work; unique issues arise with remarriages later in life, but with the right skills and a little flexibility Dr. Bonnie says “ageless romances” can be quite successful!

Masque Sexual Flavors Helps Couples Strengthen Their Relationships During …

August 4, 2012 by  
Filed under Romance, Lust & Passion

PRNewswire/ — August marks National Romance Month and a popular intimacy enhancement product, Masque Sexual Flavors (, is offering suggestions for couples on how to increase intimacy in their relationship this month.


“Romance doesn’t have to be lost in a long-term relationship,” says Michael Guilfoyle, president of Masque. “Though it takes commitment, studies prove that you can keep romance alive no matter how long you’ve been with your partner.” 

Romantic love, as defined by the American Psychological Association, has three components — intensity, engagement and sexual interest. Guilfoyle offers a tip for each component to bring the romance back to your relationship:

  • Intensity: To revive the intense, lustful feelings that you and your partner shared when you first met, try revisiting the romantic places from your past that are special to you. Have lunch where you spent your first date, stop by where you had your first kiss or plan a vacation to the location where you honeymooned. Reliving the romantic moments from your past will yield similar feelings and bring you closer.
  • Engagement: Engage with your partner by doing new things together instead of defaulting to your standard dinner and a movie date. Studies suggest that making date night original, or essentially sharing new experiences with your partner, can activate the brain’s reward system, flooding it with dopamine and norepinephrine and recreating the feelings of early courtship.  Whether it’s spontaneous, like taking a spur of the moment weekend road trip, or more tame, like going to a concert or hiking a trail you haven’t been down, trying something new with your partner is exhilarating.
  • Sexual interest: Don’t put sex on the back burner because you’re in a committed relationship. If sex has gotten routine, try new things in the bedroom. Try introducing intimacy enhancement products or involve your partner in coming up with things you’ve never tried together. Talking about sex and being adventurous can reignite interest and passion with your partner.

“Long-term relationships have many components.  While companionship is part of this, it’s also possible to maintain the intensity and passion,” says Guilfoyle.  ”You can use National Romance Month as an opportunity to evaluate your relationship, increase intimacy with your partner and find new ways to bring the romance back to your relationship.”

As seen in the pages of Redbook, Women’s Health and Cosmopolitan, Masque Sexual Flavors is the first oral sex strip that dissolves on the tongue, blocking the salts, proteins and bitter tastes sometimes associated with oral sex on a man and helping improve the overall experience for both partners. Designed with couples in mind, Masque aims to increase intimacy between partners and encourage sexual exploration during the holidays and throughout the year. 

Masque is available in watermelon, mango, strawberry and chocolate flavors. The oral sex strips can be purchased on the company’s website, or on for $9.95 per pack. Each pack contains three individually-wrapped gel strips.

About Masque Based in Tampa, Fla., Masque Sexual Flavors is the first oral sex product of its kind, developed to neutralize the tastes associated with oral sex on a man.  Several years of research went into testing and manufacturing the oral sex strips. Masque operates its business with one goal in mind:  to make quality products to enhance personal intimacy and bring couples closer together.  For more information, visit Follow us on Twitter: @YourMasque

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