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4 Questions to Ask Before Sex

Sex isn’t merely a physical gesture – though the media likes to suggest otherwise, it’s not as inconsequential as a handshake. Even if you enjoy casual sex, it’s important to respect the emotional power and vulnerability that accompany sex. Biologically speaking, sex releases hormones that can strongly influence men and women to feel closer and want to remain connected with their partner. And people hold strong opinions and feelings about the meaning of sex in their lives. So, before heading to the bedroom, it’s important to think things through and consciously consider the choice you are making. It can be difficult to think straight when emotions are high, but try to work through these 4 questions:

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