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50 Things That Are Better Than Sex

As experiences go, is it really still one of the best?

26. Feeling more confident now than you did when you first learned them

27. When that coat you've been eyeing in the store window gets drastically marked down

28. Telling a know-it-all-relative she paid too much for her designer clothes

29. Taking an afternoon nap and waking up totally refreshed

30. Bumping into someone you haven't seen in years and hearing, "You haven't changed a bit!"

31. Knowing that in ways no one else can see, you have changed — more than a bit, and all for the better

32. Chocolate éclairs

33. Come to think of it … chocolate everything

34. Having your haircut turn out exactly like that magazine picture you showed the stylist

35. The vibrancy of colors and the clarity of words after cataract surgery

36. Seeing Michelangelo's David in the flesh — er, marble

37. The food — even the bad food — in Italy

38. Italy

39. Successfully returning a vicious spin shot in Ping-Pong

40. Silence

41. Running into the prom queen from your high school and realizing, Wow, is she a wreck!

42. Swimming 40 laps in a heated pool

43. Having a lane to yourself

44. Having a grandchild

45. Holding him

46. Having him smile up at you

47. Seeing what a loving parent your child has become

48. Having a friend with whom you can giggle about sex

49. Fantasizing about sex

50. Remembering the best sex you ever had

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