Remember when sex was something you did for fun rather than to make a baby? When life is hectic, getting physical with your partner can sometimes feel like one more chore. Here are a few tips on how to retain the spark and prioritize pleasure…
OK so there’s nothing sexy about timetables, but sometimes it takes scheduling sex to make it happen. Besides, the anticipation can add extra excitement and help get you both in the mood.
If you’re feeling stressed out, then the chances are sex is the last thing on your mind. Take time out to unwind, whether that’s a stroll outdoors or reading a good book. The more relaxed you feel, the more likely you are to want to connect physically with your partner.
Staying in shape can help you feel more positive about your body, not to mention give you more energy for getting physical. In fact, research shows regular trips to the gym can even help increase sex drive.
A holiday could be just the thing you need to connect with your partner. Time away from work and other commitments will free up your mind to think about far more fun things.
If sex is starting to feel a bit routine then it’s time to shake things up. Sit down together and write a list of the three things you’ve each always wanted to try in bed. This will help you see each other in a new light, and renew your interest in the bedroom.
Try not to get too caught up in ovulation sticks and fertile windows. Even though knowing your cycle is important, research shows that couples who have regular sex throughout the month are more likely to conceive than those who time it solely around the fertile window. Focus on each other rather than babies and getting intimate will feel a whole lot more sexy and spontaneous.