5 Things No One Ever Told Me About Married Sex

1. Put it on the calendar.

It has to be — just to ensure it doesn't end up slightly above "Take down storm windows" but not quite as high as "Buy Fruit Roll-Ups: Meghan only likes Strawberry Kiwi Kick" on your to-do list. An Irish priest once advised a friend of mine, "Always shag the missus before Mass on a Sunday morning." The good father got that one right: Scheduling sex before breakfast, before dessert, or before Saturday Night Live keeps it from disappearing from your lives for weeks at a time. When you know it's Saturday at 4 p.m. and the next destination is bed, even a journey down the aisles of a big-box store can feel like foreplay. (Note: If you want to literally put sex on the calendar, have fun crafting a secret, kid-proof code with your mate.)
There tend to be certain givens about married sex — it's less frequent, less heated — but there can also be some very interesting (and pleasant) surprises.
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