7 Sex Toys For People In Long-Distance Relationships To Celebrate Valentine’s Day Together

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Let's be honest: Very few people want to find themselves in a long-distance relationship. Yet, despite that, The Center for the Study of Long Distance Relationships (yes, this is a real thing), found that roughly seven million couples in the U.S. consider their relationship to be long distance. Granted, what constitutes an LDR probably varies from person to person, but I'd say if it takes you more than a few hours to drive there, then you have yourself a long-distance relationship. But while there are upsides to being in a long-distance relationship, when it comes to keeping the passion — read: sexual aspect — intact, it takes some creativity and effort. These seven sex toys can help you celebrate Valentine's Day with your long-distance partner.

Long-distance relationships are seldom easy to maintain,” Dr. Suzana Flores, clinical psychologist and author of Facehooked: How Facebook Affects Our Emotions, Relationships, and Lives, tells Bustle. “The distance between you and your partner can make your relationship complicated, but it can work out if you keep a few things in mind. Plus, remember that distance makes the heart grow fonder. The nice part of being involved in long-distance relationships is that even the simplest things — spending time together, holding hands, or going for coffee — can be all the more meaningful when you are together.”

Less simple things — like intimacy — can be tougher to achieve while you and your partner are apart, but getting creative can make a big impact. Here are seven sex toys to help with that.