With millennium lifestyles busier than ever before, it can be hard to find time for one another. Couples who once spent whole weekends in bed might find their love life relegated to a nighttime quickie a couple times a week. Added to the stresses caused by modern career life and this state can quickly erode a relationship.

It’s time to take back your relationship and there’s no better way to do so than to spend a little time touching, just touching your partner.

Erotic massage has been practiced since the dawn of civilization. Ancient art and documents describing the erotic ministrations of couples can be traced to pre-christian Rome, Greece and Egypt. The Kama Sutra, a South Asian compendium of sexual pleasure which retains its popularity thousands of years after its initial publication, spends many pages extolling the virtues of touch and massage.

The skin contains between 100 and 200 touch receptors per square inch. In fact, you could think of the skin as one big erogenous zone. Gentle, loving touch contributes to a sense of well-being and massage releases hormones that relax and uplift. A good exchange of massage can be a boon to any relationship.

Erotic massage begins with a standard relaxation massage. Time is taken to stimulate each of his or her touch receptors and help each muscle to unwind. Communication is important during this phase. The masseuse should check in frequently to ensure that his or her touch is relaxing and enjoyable and the one being massaged should be comfortable stating their preferences.

Lubrication is important in massage, and a pleasant smelling body oil adds an extra element to the mood. Hands should glide easily across the surface of the skin, so don’t be stingy. Finishing with a shower or bath can take care of any excess oil, if the individual being massaged is concerned about residue.

It’s important to note that a good sexual lubricant or natural oil (such as olive or nut oils) should be used for genitals and mucous membranes. These areas are very sensitive and many commercial oils are not appropriate for the soft tissues. Always test for allergies before using a new product, nothing kills the mood more than an allergic rash.

Erotic massage can build and prolong your sexual pleasure, and enhance the intensity of orgasm. It can bring couples closer together and it can change your sex life for the better.

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Author's Bio: 

I’ll like to introduce myself – I’m Guido Harris and I have been a freelance writer for a number of years. The focus of my work has been sexual pleasure and techniques, especially those focusing of the exploration of our innate sensuality – i.e. the pleasuring and stimulation of all 5 senses: sight, sound, smell, touch and taste.

I discovered erotic massage 3 years ago and without sounding OTT – it has transformed my life. I have since delved into many other massage art forms such as deep tissue, sensual, tantric, - all of which require focus, intention and consideration for the self and the beloved.