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According to sex therapist Dr. Laura Berman, part of achieving a healthier, happier, more fulfilling life is having good sex. To help couples fulfill their needs between the sheets, Dr. Berman introduced a visual exercise called the Foreplay Map. Using a diagram of the body, you and your partner label the body parts in the order you liked to be touched and share the maps with one another.

Get the Foreplay Map exercise and try it with your partner!

Karyn and Jerry have been married for 28 years—and while Karyn says she's always been comfortable talking about sex, she wanted Jerry in on the conversation too. After seeing Dr. Berman's Foreplay Maps, Karyn and Jerry decided to give them a try.

"It was something that we didn't really rush through and we took our time, but it led to a great evening and I would highly recommend it," Jerry says. For Karyn, having a map helped create a deeper connection with her husband. "Having this map, not only did I know what I was going to receive, I knew what to give, and it added a level of intimacy and safety that just took it to a really spiritual level of sex and that's what we need," she says. 

Karyn says she and Jerry have now had great sex three nights in a row. "I don't know about the rest of America, but I think that's pretty exceptional for 28 years of marriage!" 

For more ways to spice up your love life, watch Oprah and Dr. Berman's webcast.
FROM: Falling Off the Wagon Follow-Up
Published on January 12, 2009


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