|Sometimes life gets in the way of our relationships and Private Desires gives use some tips on how to rekindle the fire. These tips are sure to have you and your partner feeling hot this Summer.A good relationship takes time and effort to maintain. Our busy lives often leave us tired and devoid of the imagination and motivation required to keep up the relationship pace. But it can be as simple as doing something a little different to see the overwhelming change outside the bedroom and also between the sheets.
Depending on your combined schedule, quality time may be few and far between. Try setting aside one night a week where the two of you spend time doing an activity you both enjoy.
It’s not fair to expect someone else to make you happy – only you can make you happy! If you’re not sure what it is that makes you content, do whatever it takes to find it. Take art classes, exercise, host dinner parties – sometimes this means rediscovering the hobbies you had before you met your partner.
Don’t give up on a relationship because the sex isn’t up to scratch – instead have an open discussion about what you both do and don’t like in the bedroom. If you’re not sure, a great way to discover new things is to check out online adult store www.privatedesires.com.au to explore the unlimited options that are out there.
Having fun with your partner is essential to keep the love alive! A delicious way of keeping things fun in the bedroom is with the Heavenly Nights Body Paint collection (RRP $13.95). Try the exotic White Chocolate and French Orange Liqueur flavour, sweet Chocolate and Strawberry, indulgent Strawberries and Champagne or tantalising Chocolate and Irish Cream.
Enjoying a date night with your partner doesn’t need to be expensive. You can cook your partner a lovely meal and enjoy each other’s company in the comfort of your own home – be sure to make as much effort with your appearance as you would if you were on a real date. Don’t forget the red lippy and the Trail of Red Roses (RRP $13.95)!
Set the mood with a romantic dinner featuring foods that are both tasty and are known for being aphrodisiacs. While most are aware that oysters are an aphrodisiac, did you know that hot chillies, avocados and pomegranates can also boost libido? Another popular combination, red wine and chocolate also contains feel good chemicals to get you in the mood.
Couples generally get stuck in a routine that they know works and stop experimenting. Role play and costumes are a fun way to shake things up. Wake up your 50 Shades of Grey fantasies with a sexy Lovers Prisoner Kit (RRP $34.95) or say meow with the Bad Kitty Costume (RRP $74.95).
Feel like you never have a free moment together? Try going to bed at the same time. Bedtime might be the only opportunity you’re alone together all day. Turn off the TV and make bedtime romantic with the Heavenly Nights Romantic Kit (RRP $26.95) which includes massage accessories and a ‘Do Not Disturb’ door hanger.
Nonsexual touching like hugging or hand holding is just as important as sex itself in keeping your relationship healthy. Touching releases the hormone oxytocin, otherwise known as the “cuddle hormone”, which helps us feel calm and more connected to our partner. Snuggling up on the couch or giving each other a massage can help you to reconnect and feel closer. Try the Karma Sutra Aromatic Massage Oil (RRP $19.95) in Harmony Blend for a blissful evening with your partner.
10. Turn off your smartphone
We are becoming increasingly attached to our smartphones, often to the detriment of our relationships. While a flirty or loving message can be a nice way to keep in touch throughout the day, it can be a problem if you’re glued to Facebook during dinner. Take time to reconnect and establish “smartphone free times” a few times a week.
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