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Don't be afraid to be vulnerable and talk with your partner about sex. If you don't risk anything in your relationship, you can't have the growth, love and intimacy you want, Dr. Berman says. "There is going to be a feeling of vulnerability and risk when you share such an intimate part of yourself with someone else," she says. "That's the irony: Plenty of people have sex, and they still haven't really been vulnerable with each other. You can be naked in the dark together, but unless you've really shared and made yourself vulnerable, you're not going to have the intimacy and the sex life that you want."