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Of course our sex lives are a mess: we’ve forgotten how to do it | Alice O’Keeffe

What happens between the sheets is far more important than Zumba. So why do we spend so little time getting it right?
‘I don’t think – call me crazy – that we are all enjoying 100% fulfilling sex lives already.’ Photograph: RubberBall Productions/Getty Images

The annual January “wellness” jamboree means that as a book reviewer my desk disappears beneath a tower of advice on every area of health, from to mindful cleaning. But it has long struck me as strange that on one area of our lives the thriving wellness industry is very quiet indeed: sex. If you want to know how to make the most of this fundamental pillar of human pleasure and happiness, how to access the ultimate source of inner glow, good-quality advice is thin on the ground.

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