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The Problem With Foreplay

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Dr. Marty Klein
Certified Sex Therapist, Licensed MFT
I continue to be baffled by the relationship many people have to "foreplay." I put the word in quotation marks whenever I use it, because it describes a state of mind that creates problems. First, it supposes that intercourse is "real sex," and everything else isn't—that other activities are just second-rate sex. The word also suggests that "foreplay" is preparation for something else—that these activities don't have a satisfaction or integrity of their own. And third...