Can an intentional dry spell make your sex life hotter?

The answer is yes, according to what I hear from my patients. It's unclear exactly what kind of effect a sex break has on the body, but there has been research on long-distance couples who see each other only on the weekend. They have enhanced physical and emotional intimacy, thanks to better communication and overall reflection and respect for their partners.

Give it a shot—and during that drought, devote time to thinking sexy thoughts and focusing on what's great about your partner and your relationship. When you finally release the brakes, you may find that sex is more intense in every way.