Let’s face it stress, health, jobs, kids, pets, lack of sleep and a host of other distractions can have a negative impact on even the most romantic, chemistry infused relationships.
Sometimes it is necessary to take time out to make sure your sex life stays a priority. The following list is designed to keep the bedroom hot on even the coldest of nights.
Get off the Grid
Take a holiday together without pets or kids. Give yourself the time to remember what it was like back in the early days of dating. Unplug from the distractions of work and the internet and go some place that you both enjoy. There is no doubt that a change of scenery leads to better and more connectivity of the non-internet speed. Exploring a different destination and setting gets you thinking about exploring in other areas of your relationship. Plus a little extra sleep does wonders, speaking of which…
Get Eight Hours
Going through life sleep deprived takes it toll. Even the young reach an eventual burn out stage. We try for lights out by 10 PM to ensure a well rested work week. Being tired also leads to the likelihood of snapping at each other and getting lost in criticism directed at ones partner. With rest comes better conversations, more physical stamina and a desire to focus on the positive. In addition, you are just more likely to feel like using the best natural form of sleep enhancement.
When you find yourself feeling that everything your partner does is wrong, sit yourself down and write out at least five things they did right with the last 24 hours. Chances are you will realize all that criticism is petty and that their good qualities are right there waiting to be noticed.
Get Complimentary Towards Each Other
Tell each other that you look pretty, handsome, sexy or whatever. It goes a long way toward making both of you feel sexually attractive to the other. Men enjoy a compliment just as much as women. If you are waiting around for that compliment, try turning the tables and pay the compliment first. It will come back to you.
Get Over the Shame
Shaming your partner over their sexual desires and interests is a one way ticket to bed death. Even if you don’t share the same inclinations, be open to listening and finding a way to pleasure. Biting your partners head off when they try to express an interest leads to lack of communication and more and more distance from each other.
Get a Sense of Humor
Taking ourselves too seriously in the sexual arena is a waste of time and effort. If you and your partner share a love of ribald humor then cultivate it.
Get a Goal
We set goals at work, about our budgets and in school. There is nothing wrong with setting a goal about how often you both want to have sex. It will get you talking and clue you in to your partners’ needs.
Cleaning out the arteries through walking, swimming, running or a workout keeps the blood flowing and the endorphins firing. Plus it keeps you feeling good and sexy about yourself and each other.
What tips have worked for you? Please add to my list.
In case you were wondering where I have been, the short answer is working or stressed about working, or having IVIG at home. However, all that stress is ending July 2 as I become a real housewife. So look for more from me, unless I am caught up in working on my book. Let the games begin!