Sexual incompatibility is one of the most commonly cited reasons for relationship break-ups. The sad part is, many of these couples aren’t as sexually incompatible as they are sexually uniformed. Because we all appear to have the same sexual style in the highly erotic infatuation stage of a relationship, it’s easy to believe it will always be this way. Not so.
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