Former Melrose Place star Lisa Rinna, 48, isn’t known for being shy about sex: She posed for Playboy in 1998 and 2009, and wrote about losing (and regaining) her sex drive in her 2008 book Rinnovation. Now she wants to help other couples reclaim the spark with her newest tome, The Big, Fun, Sexy Sex Book, written with sex expert Ian Kerner, Ph.D.
Here’s why Rinna says sex is crucial to a good partnership:
I just know how important it is in keeping a marriage going. Without it, you’re roommates, you don’t value each other, and boom — someone’s going to have an affair and get divorced. It’s not easy being married; it’s hard after 20 years! If you don’t have sex you just want to walk away half the time, so you really need to make the effort.
Rinna has been married to L.A. Law actor Harry Hamlin, 60, since 1997, which is no small feat, especially in divorce-prone Hollywood:
I certainly never set out to do any of this. I never thought I’d write a book about sex. I’m not an expert. But I have lived through something, and I have been in a marriage for 20 years that has lasted, so I think I have valuable things to say. Because of Ian’s expertise it’s an encyclopedia on how to get out of a sex rut, how to take risks in your sex life, how to start a conversation with your partner that you’ve been terrified to bring up. It’s really about communication.
The book is on sale now.
Read more about how to bring back the spark to your relationship with the four-part SheKnows series How to spice up your sex life.
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