5 Ways to Spice Up Your Sex Life This Holiday Season

Thursday December 23, 2021
Originally published on December 22, 2021

5 Ways to Spice Up Your Sex Life This Holiday Season
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Are you overwhelmed with holiday shopping, work deadlines, the pandemic, and year-end commitments? You're not alone, and that stress can impact your sex life. Search "new sex positions" in Google and you'll get more than two billion results! With that many hits to scan through, the moment will likely have passed by the time you find one you'd like to try.

The team at WeThrift researched which countries have the most sexual curiosity and found (go figure) that the U.S. came out on top with nearly 56 million monthly searches for the most popular sex topics, including porn, fetishes, and sexual health. WeThrift also consolidated its findings into five easy ways to spice up your sex life this holiday season.

Set the Mood

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Let's face it; sometimes, you're really not in the mood for sex. But just because you've been feeling slightly turned off lately doesn't mean you can't boost your sex drive right back up. Spicing up your sex life can be as simple as setting the perfect mood in the bedroom.

Nothing sets the mood quite like romantic lighting. Use candles to create a calming, sensual feel to the room. The flicker of the candlelight immediately makes the setting feel more intimate for you and your partner. If you want to try something new, the bathroom might be the perfect place to start; fill the tub with bubbles and the surrounding space with tealights.

Making sure your space is clean and tidy is another way to make your significant other feel more comfortable. This might not sound like the most exciting way to fire up your sex drive, but fresh sheets and an uncluttered room will feel a lot more romantic.

Level Up Playtime

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Nothing whets one's sexual appetite like incorporating toys into your bedroom antics. Sex toys help shake things up a bit while encouraging pleasure, intimacy, and well-being.

Try using a blindfold or silk ties to heighten your senses, or massage each other with toys as an alternative to intercourse. Use toys that provide multiple sensations, like a cock ring that vibrates or a dildo with clitoral stimulation.

Crank Up the Foreplay

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Foreplay can be one of the most exciting parts of sex. Increase intimacy by incorporating caressing and kissing. Foreplay ensures that both partners are at their peak of arousal before sexual intercourse, and research proves that it does increase pleasurable orgasms for both males and females.

Foreplay doesn't always have to be sexual. Massage is a great way to get your juices flowing and increases libido and intimacy in your relationship. Massage can also make sex life more pleasurable, as it can improve circulation, flexibility, reduce stress, and relieve pain.

Switch It Up

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One of the greatest gifts you can give your partner this holiday season is a mind-blowing night in the boudoir (or other room!). But, if you want to take your bedroom game up a notch, adding a new sex position to your routine is a sure way to help you both feel closer to each other.

From the feel-good classics to favorites from the Kama Sutra, there are plenty of positions that will make this festive season feel extra special. Gay male-identifying couples can give the rusty trombone a try, while women may enjoy the high riser.

Play Dress Up

Set the mood for this romantic occasion by adding some fantasy to the bedroom. The whole point of dressing up is to be a little wilder than usual, have fun, and increase your self-confidence, which are all crucial factors for boosting your libido. Be it a bodysuit, thong, leather, corset, or cosplay, dressing up can heighten you and your partner's sexual fantasy.

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