There's a lot of old-fashioned love advice out there that isn't really worth following today. It's even worse when it comes to advice on sex and intimacy. But according to experts, paying attention to old wives' tales that are actually true could be the key to having better sex and creating more intimacy in your relationship.
"Even though I’m thrilled some old-school sex talk is dead, there are plenty of timeless tips I will never stop sharing," Emily Morse, intimacy expert for SKYN Condoms and host of the SiriusXM Radio show and podcast Sex with Emily, tells Bustle.
For instance, one old-timey piece of advice that Morse really likes is, "only boring people, get bored." If sex isn't interesting, both people need to put in the work to change that, Morse says. "It’s not just your partner’s job to keep things fresh, it’s your responsibility, too." When things get boring in or out of the bedroom, it's easy to place all the blame on your partner. But keeping the spark alive requires effort from both of you. If you actively find ways to keep things fresh, you can have a really fun sex life and a great relationship overall.
Here are some other old wives' tales about sex and intimacy that experts say you should be paying attention to today.