How Sex Lives Change After the Engagement

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Stacey Pierce-Scott, of Towson, MD, experienced this with her fiancé, Randolph. “Whenever we would talk about marriage, he would tap his leg constantly and get stressed,” she recalls. “It would often turn into a heated discussion.” The conflict took a toll on their intimacy. “Our sex life was suddenly half as exciting,” she says.

After Randolph proposed, the pressures were finally off his mind—and it brought instant relief. “The moment we got engaged, he returned to being laid-back,” Stacey recalls, and both felt freer to enjoy sex more. She began initiating it in new ways.

“One night I came home from work, and Stacey called me into the bedroom,” Randolph says. “She was wearing lingerie, and the room had low light and candles. She had never done that before, and I definitely wasn’t expecting it. It blew my mind!”

Could there possibly be a better way to celebrate getting engaged?

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