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What Is Charity Sex?

Do You Ever Have "Charity Sex"?

We showed you some of our favorite sexy gift ideas this holiday season, but there may have been one thing missing from that list: actual sex. Charity sex, to be exact. According to The Naughty Mommy author Heidi Raykeil, initiating sex with your partner even if you're not all that into it at first can be a nice — and sometimes relationship-strengthening — gift.

If you think about it, giving the gift of sex pretty closely follows our tips for being a great gift-giver (think about what he loves! Get experiential!). But there also seems to be a fine line between charity sex ("checking in with your partner") and pity sex ("checking sex off your to-do list"), and that's an uncomfortable line to cross.

Do you ever do a good deed by doing the deed?

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Venus1 Venus1 6 years
With friends at times - yes! And very comfortable about it too. Wouldn't with Navid though!
amber512 amber512 6 years
No! Seriously?
MandyWH MandyWH 6 years
I think you're right, gummybears, Deidre, and Angelica! Apparently he posed for stock photos before he made it big? :)
Angelica Angelica 6 years
Ha! That so looks like Navid! I think it's him.
RoaringSilence RoaringSilence 6 years
With my partner I do that sometimes when I realized we haven't done anything yet that day, and even if I'm not particularly horny when we start out, I always am in an even better mood afterwards. Since I know this, I don't think that it's a bad thing or cheapens the experience. I've also done it with good friends a handful of times, but only people I really did like very much as a person, although I wasn't sexually attracted to them. We had a ton of fun anyway, and they were so excited, because they hadn't gotten any in a while :p
lickety-split lickety-split 6 years
Ahhh, sounds like pity sex. No, I haven't. Interesting. Would not have occurred to me. But then again, I'm kind of always in the mood....
Deidre Deidre 6 years
Navid!!
gummybears123 gummybears123 6 years
i dont know about charity sex. i guess once in a while its ok. also is that michael steger aka navid from 90210 in the picture?
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