Don’t Let Your Sex Life Become a Routine!
Every couple reaches a point in their LoveTrip where their sex life starts to run out of gas. Boring sex is a completely natural evolution of a relationship.
That initial excitement and hot passion has cooled off. You’ve probably seen each other naked thousands of times.
You’re likely living together, and there is no need to sneak off and have sex like teenagers anymore.
You’ll have dinner, watch some Netflix, head to bed, have a quicky, roll over and pass out.
You’ll have sex once, maybe twice in a week if you’re feeling extra frisky. The routine is always the same when you do.
Not doing anything to get past this hump can leave you feeling more like friends then lovers.
The honeymoon phase is over, it’s time to get creative with your sex life and really have some fun! Here are some of the techniques we’ve used to keep our sex drives revved up.
Planning an Intimate Date Night
An intimate date is the perfect lead up to a sexy evening. Planning sex should not be looked at negatively as it can actually increase the excitement in your sex life because you have to think of sexy things to do, allowing you to get creative.
We wrote a Couples Challenge to help you plan an intimate date night. Be sure to go check that out!
Think outside the box
Going to a movie doesn’t really create an intimate atmosphere. Try something a little more personal and sexy like a picnic on your living room floor or going to see a burlesque show. Take turns planning different dates to keep things fun and spontaneous.
We came up with 35 Creative Date Ideas to help you plan a sexy date night.
Go that extra step to look good
Get dressed in something a little fancy, get a haircut, and shave (don’t forget to take care of your nether regions too). The sexier you look, the sexier you’ll feel, then the sexier you’ll sex!
If dinner is part of the plans, don’t eat a 7 course meal
If you need to unbuckle your belt at the end of the meal you’re probably not going to be in the mood to be bouncing around later.
Make sure there are no chances for distractions or interruptions
Even if you’re just planning on staying home tell your friends and family you’re going away for the weekend, and you won’t have cell reception. You don’t want to spend all day building up your excitement for it to be ruined by a visit from your grandma.
Sex Vacation – Doing it Somewhere New
Sometimes it’s not the sex that gets boring but the place you’re doing it. It can make sex start to feel mundane. Maybe your sex life needs a change of scenery.
Start off by moving around the house
Couches are comfy, kitchen tables are sturdy, and a hot shower is a great place for some steamy action. Bet no one has had sex in your hallway closet yet?
Get yourself a nice hotel room
Go a step further and get a sexy themed hotel room that has a hot tub, a stripper pole, and mirrors on the ceiling. Let loose and go to town, let housekeeping worry about the mess in the morning.
Take a full sexcation
Book a secluded cabin getaway for the weekend, and don’t bring any distractions like movies, video games, or books. If you want to give your equipment a little break take the afternoon to hit the spa and get a massage, or go for a short hike. Make sure to pack lots of lube.
It’s just you and your partner
Make everything you do is about being together, no matter the location. Remove any distractions and focus on each other. Stop and share a kiss, whisper something sexy in each other’s ears, and enjoy the moment. It’s not the place that’s sexy, it’s YOU that makes the place sexy.
Withholding Sex – Create Anticipation To Prevent Boring Sex
It seems counter intuitive to stop having sex when you’re already bored with sex, but trust us when we say that its effective.
If someone tells you that you aren’t allowed to have any chocolate, suddenly it’s on your mind all the time. The moment you get that chocolate bar in your hands it will be devoured.
Forbidding sex from each other is going to make you want it so bad it hurts!
Set a date a few days in the future for having sex
Set restrictions for each other like no kissing, no touching, or no masturbating, and then set time limits to when you will be allowed to do it again.
Create a penalty if someone breaks the rules
For example, you have to give your partner a foot massage, buy them ice cream, or do the dishes. Soon you’ll find yourselves torturing each other even more to see who will snap first.
Sex is lots of fun, and despite that it can still feel boring. Our familiarity with our partner leads to a routine, which leads to a mundane experience in bed.
The thought of, “we must have sex now” can make sex feel more like work than fun.
Try taking the sex out of your intimate time together. Remove the pressure to perform and just be in the moment.
Check out this great article from psychology today all about sex without intercourse.
Have a cuddle session
Put on some music, get naked under the covers, and just cuddle. Enjoy being in each other’s arms, feel each other’s curves, the smells of your partner, and just stare into each other’s eyes.
More often than not it’ll lead to sex, or you might fall asleep in each other’s arms. And that’s OK.
It is not the end of the world if only one partner orgasms
The need to orgasm can create a lot of pressure on both partners. It’s ok if only one of you, or neither, has an orgasm.
All people are not created equal. It might take you 30 seconds or 30 minutes to reach orgasm. That pressure to orgasm will have you falling into your familiar routine again.
Have a really quick quickie. Get the blood pumping, and then stop. Let that sexual tension build up for another night.
There are lots of sexy options, that don’t need sex
Sex doesn’t have to be just about penetration. There are more ways to get each other off than you can imagine.
Oral sex, hand jobs, sexual massages, mutual masturbation, and sex toys. You have all these tools in your arsenal for getting each other off.
Let the tension build
Taking the time to just be intimate with each other, without the intention of sex, can be considered long term foreplay.
In today’s world where everyone is face down in their cell phones and computers, we need to learn to incorporate sex and intimacy into our ever increasingly digitized lives.
Use technology and your time apart to build up the sexual tension for when you get home. You’ll be so turned on by the time you walk in the door that your clothes will come flying right off.
Remember that the internet can be an unsafe place and privacy is important so do these activities with a partner you trust. Check out these awesome apps for couples to help you stay connected.
Sexy text message or emails
Sending each other messages throughout the day can build sexual tension that has to be released when you get home.
Send pictures or SnapChat’s
Describe what you plan on doing to your partner or what you want them to do to you when you’re finally face to face.
Send your partner a sexy message when they’re not expecting it
Like when they are at work. Make sure they have a little warning so they don’t open those emails during a presentation!
Webcamming can be a great way to turn each other on from a distance
Give your partner a sexy dance or show them where you want them to touch you next time you are together. If you’re lucky they will cut their trip short and rush home to you!
Taking Charge – Surprise Sex
Planning surprise sex sounds like an oxymoron, but really it’s a sexymoron. Sometimes someone just needs to take charge of the situation and take off their pants!
Timing is critical for surprise sex
If you know your partner had a really long day, or they might have an early morning planned maybe tonight isn’t the best night. It’s important to remember that surprise sex should be fun and consensual on both sides.
Accessorizing – Sex Toys and Outfits
Everyone has different feelings about the use of sex toys and outfits during sex. There is no wrong way here as long as both partners are comfortable.
It can be as simple as a strawberry or as kinky as a whip. Any sexual aid can help turn boring sex into wild night of passion
Using sex toys is a great way to spice up your sex life
If you are a shy couple just the act of shopping for sex toys can be a big turn on even if you leave the store empty handed.
When we first started looking at sex toys, we shopped online together. Laughing at the toys we thought were ridiculous and talking about the ones that intrigued us. Not only did we get turned on by this, but we learned a lot about our sexual preferences.
Sex toys are nothing to be scared of, and can be lots of fun!
If it’s your first time, the staff at the sex shop are usually very friendly and helpful. You don’t need to get something very elaborate like the VIBRA 3000 DELUXE, a simple little vibrator, cock ring, or some massage oil can put your sex drive into high gear.
Outfits – excite your partner and feel sexy
An outfit does not need to be revealing or uber sexual. A woman putting on yoga gear and doing some yoga while their partner watches can be sexier than lacy lingerie.
Maybe seeing your desk job boyfriend or husband in a leather jacket and tight jeans gets you going. In the end, the sexy outfit comes off but the mood you created remains.
Naughty role playing is great foreplay too
Doctor and nurse, School teacher and student, police officer and crook, there are lots of ways to be creative with each other. Most importantly just remember to have fun and laugh. Silly sex is still great sex!
Do not be afraid to try new things
You will not enjoy everything you try, but trying them together will bring you closer and make you both more comfortable sexually.
Have you considered adding bondage play to your sex life? If you’re a nervous about it we wrote a beginners guide to bondage to help you get started.
Getting Adventurous – Outdoor Sex
The thrill and the danger of getting caught doing it outside will get the blood pumping. You might end up chickening out, but you’ll be so fired up that you’ll be rushing home to finish the deed.
Scout out some areas first
Make sure you are somewhere with a little bit of privacy. The thrill of getting caught is fun, but actually getting caught is not. Nature hikes are an awesome place to get in touch with the great outdoors and each other.
Dress for the occasion
Gym shorts for the guys, and skirts for the girls make for easy access and a quick get aways. Be like sex ninjas, smoke bombs optional.
Be considerate of where you are
Be clean and respectful; don’t leave your discarded condoms or Kleenex on the floor. Find a garbage or throw it out when you get home. What would Captain Planet do?
Routine is not a bad word
Sex can be exciting, passionate, kinky, wild, or boring. Your sex life will eventually fall into a routine, and that’s fine. Knowing what you like and what you don’t is a good thing.
It’s the creativity within that routine that allows us to turn boring sex into an opportunity to try new and exciting positions, toys, and places.
If you’re finding your sex life a little boring then now is the best time try out our Sexy Couples Challenge and take your sex life to a new and exciting place!