Having s*x. Being intimate. Making love. Doing the deed. There are countless ways to refer to the act of coitus, but no matter what you call it, bestselling author John Gray, of Men Are From Mars, Women Are From Venus fame, says that there are three different types of s*x that all couples should be having.
As Gray explains above to “Oprah: Where Are They Now — Extra,” each s*x category has its own distinct characteristics, and when layered throughout a relationship, this approach can heighten a couple’s intimacy to the umpteenth power. Here’s what he suggests every couple include in their s*x life.
1. Romantic “Gourmet” s*x
A decent amount of time, effort and thought go into this s*xual encounter — and not just during the act. Beforehand, Gray says there should be a pre-planned romantic date and special set-up of the bedroom. Think: soft candles glowing and sensual music playing.