New Things to Try in Bed with Your Partner
In 2015, Americans slept on average 8 hours and 50 minutes a day, that’s 13 minutes more than in 2005 (Wall Street Journal, 2016). It’s clear to see that we absolutely love our beds, and who can blame us; a good night’s sleep can work wonders for relationships and our mental health. But you know there’s a lot more fun to be had in your bed than simply sleeping.
With that in mind, we’ve put together a range of new things to try in bed for couples that will help bring back that original feeling of being in the honeymoon period.
There’s nothing more relaxing than heading to the spa and getting a massage, but there’s an easier and cheaper way to achieve a similar feeling with your partner from the safety and comfort of your own bedroom. For something fun to do in bed that doesn’t require much pre-planning or effort, use your senses of touch to tantalize each other’s bodies.
By purchasing a massage gel-like K-Y® Touch® 2-in-1 Massage Crème & Pleasure Gel®, you can create the feeling of being in a spa at home. For a truly sensational experience, light some scented candles, switch on a playlist of your favorite soothing music and enjoy spending time with your significant other while taking turns to massage one another.
"If you’ve been in a relationship for many years, it’s natural to have lost some of the sparks that made you fall in love in the first place."
Breakfast in Bed
We think it’s fair to say that food is the key to most people’s hearts and we also think that breakfast in bed is one of the most romantic activities to do from the safety of your bed. Keeping yourself cozy under the covers watching some breakfast television is the perfect way to reduce the stress of a hard week at work and an ideal treat to connect and interact with your partner without having to leave the bedroom.
It’s easy to strike up a conversation over of pancakes and bacon and you may start to learn things about your lover that you previously didn’t know. If you plan on having a lazy day, you could even switch on your favorite movie.
Spend Time Hugging & Kissing
It may surprise some of you reading this that hugging increases levels of oxytocin in the body. One study suggests that this “love hormone” is good for reducing stress levels as well as increasing heart health and simply spending 20 seconds a day hugging could reduce the physical effects of stress like increased blood pressure and heart rate (Mercola, 2014).
With this in mind, try to spend 30 minutes or so with your partner just hugging closely. It’s something you’ll probably soon realize doesn’t happen enough in your relationship and is ideal for a cold weekend morning when you really can’t be bothered to get out of bed.
When it comes to kissing, few instances of physical contact are better to show your love for someone than kissing, and in a long-term relationship, this is even truer. In a similar vein to our hugging advice, make a conscious effort to kiss your partner a little more than usual, especially when in bed to increase the personal feeling you’re trying to achieve.
Turn Up the Heat
If you’ve been in a relationship for many years, it’s natural to have lost some of the sparks that made you fall in love in the first place. We all become complacent and perhaps that is the case when it comes to your sex life too. Don’t worry, however, there are some easy ways to spice up your intimate encounters.
For a sensual night in between the sheets, enjoy an intimate experience thanks to the K-Y® Yours & Mine® Couples Lubricant®. This specially designed formula has been created with couples in mind, aiming to help provide a pleasurable experience for you both.
Delicately applied to intimate areas, a few drops will do the trick, this lubricant for couples provides an invigorating warming sensation for him and a thrilling tingling sensation for her.
If you follow these helpful tips, you’ll hopefully be spending less time sleeping and more time enjoying the company of your lover in between those comfortable sheets.