Spicing up your love life should be everything but a boring routine, and we all know that it can be hard to fit romance into a hectic schedule. While you’re planning your next date night, try these simple tricks to add some heat to your sex life in the meantime:
Swap the gym session for a yoga class:
Stretching and posing in unfamiliar positions will not only get you in tune with your body, and in turn, your sexuality, but getting limber will definitely come in handy when it’s time to get down and dirty. But that’s not all – yoga can also increase your blood flow which will improve your orgasms. So what are you waiting for? Sign up for a class, pronto!
Hit the gym together:
While we’re on the subject of workouts, try swapping Netflix and popcorn for a trip to the gym together. Sure, the gym smell might not do it for you, but the scent of him actually can. Smelling your man’s sweat after a workout increases your stress hormone, cortisol, which makes you feel more aroused. Not only will your frequent gym trips make you look better and feel more confident, it’s also a great excuse to get in the shower together afterwards.
Pick the right colour for date night:
So, this one is so simple you might have a hard time believing it: ask him to wear a red shirt for your special evening. You won’t be able to wait to get back home and rip it off. Why? The colour red signals power and status, which has shown to be a huge subconscious turn-on for women. Who would have known something as simple as colour theory could jumpstart your libido?
Get your adrenalin pumping:
Change it up a little bit and choose a more exciting activity for your date than watching a movie (unless it’s an adrenaline-pumping action film that is). Rock climbing, mountain biking, go karting – anything that will get your heart racing will activate your nervous system in the same way as if you were sexually aroused. In other words, adding some danger to your date can really help reigniting the spark in your sex life.
Enjoy that red, red wine:
If you’re out for a drink together, order a glass of red instead of white wine. Compared to other kinds of alcohol, red wine has proved to increase blood flow, sexual desire and vaginal lubrication thanks to its high level of antioxidants. But stick to small doses and be careful not to overdo it! As we all know, alcohol can be a real mood killer when it comes to sex.
The secret to getting it on in bed is to stay physical out of bed. Even the smallest actions, such as taking his hand as you cross the street or touching his arm as you lean in to say something, releases the hormone oxytocin, which increases the feeling of arousal and closeness. Do it at unexpected times to give the oxytocin an extra boost – it’s all about being spontaneous. And there’s definitely no harm in being touchy-feely with your partner anyway.