Let’s just put it out there: sex is pretty great. It can make you feel closer to your partner, improve your self-esteem, reduce stress and anxiety, and even boost the immune system!
But it’s fairly easy for sex to become routine, especially for those who are in a long-term relationship. If you and the hubby are losing your drive to indulge in some adult playtime, maybe it’s time to bring some creativity into the bedroom:
1. BRING IT OUT OF THE BEDROOM
One way to make sex more fun is to ditch the bedroom altogether and explore other areas in your place! Try showering together or having sex in a different room of the house, like the dining room or the sala.
Doing the deed in a room without a bed will allow you to experiment with new sex positions.
2. INDULGE IN SOME FOOD FOREPLAY
Using food during sex is one of the easiest things you can do to spice things up in bed. Sport some edible underwear next time you have sex, or use things that you already have in your pantry.
Honey, whipped cream, ice cream, and chocolate syrup are classic options, but you can also use savory items like spreadable cheese or peanut butter if you don’t have much of a sweet tooth. But please don’t use literal spicy food—that stuff burns!
3. ROLE-PLAY YOUR HEART OUT
Sometimes, you and/or your hubby need to pretend to be someone else to figure out what turns you on as a couple. Roleplaying can help you break out of your shell and explore different kinks that neither of you would normally try.
If you’re not sure where to start, try scenarios that you’ve seen in movies. Just make sure you talk to your partner about any boundaries you want to set up for your roleplaying.
4. INVEST IN ADULT DICE AND OTHER TOYS
Sex toys can help take some of the pressure off you or your hubby in the bedroom, which will make sex more relaxed and pleasurable. There are different toys out there that stimulate different parts of the body, so choose the toys that suit your needs.
If you’re intimidated by the wide variety of sex toys available, you can start with something beginner-friendly like a pair of adult dice, which can guide your foreplay.
Make it a point to talk to your hubby before trying any of them out. After all, sex is all about intimacy, and there’s no intimacy without communication and consent.
Don’t be shy to talk about your preferences in bed — sex is a perfectly natural and normal thing. Keep an open mind about each other’s desires, respect each other’s boundaries, and make sure both of you are safe and responsible enough to #DoItRight.
#DoItRight is TRUST Reproductive Health Choices’ advocacy campaign that empowers Filipinos by educating them about their sexual and reproductive health.
As part of the campaign, the brand launched www.doitright.ph, a website where women and men can learn more about their bodies, their options when it comes to staying protected, and even relationship tips and advice.
By knowing your options and understanding your health, you and your hubby can #DoItRight! Do it with TRUST Reproductive Health Choices!
For more information, follow the Do It Right! Facebook page.