The holidays can be a demanding time of year with an endless to-do list and the nights creeping in earlier, it’s not uncommon to feel overwhelmed during the ‘happiest’ time of the year. The hustle and bustle of a busy festive period can push your sex life to the back burner… leaving your romantic relationship suffering and dampen your holiday spirit.
Stress can sneak up on many aspects of your life including your sex life. Chronic stress can cause too much cortisol to be produced leading to a lower libido. If your brain is preoccupied with holiday parties and gift-giving it can be difficult to take a moment to relax.
Especially if you are rushing around doing a thousand different things in preparation for the seasonal chaos, so when do you take a moment to stop? Chances are, you don’t. This lack of time can be really damaging to your sex life and relationship. So take on these tips to enjoy the festive period AND your sex life, it doesn’t have to be one or the other.
Tips for enjoying sex this festive period
1. Prioritize pleasure
Don’t let intimacy drop off your priority list altogether. The feelings we experience from intimacy with a loved one can keep stress at bay. Even cuddling has health benefits, so sneak in some intimate time amongst the chaos.
2. Make your time together special
It is the most wonderful time of the year! How about trying some festive positions to put you on the naughty list? Here are a few of our favorites to pique your interest….
The Sleigh Rider
Enjoy some time in front of the fire with your MysteryVibe's Crescendo. Delivering targeted pleasure with each thrust for a truly delicious experience.
A Christmas Cracker
Feel the vibration through every inch of Tenuto as it immerses all your erogenous zones with powerful vibrations for some extra magic.
3. Seize the moment
The post-lunch snooze when everyone feels lethargic could be the perfect time to sneak away and enjoy some intimate time with your other half whether that be your vibrator or a person. Try the spooning position if you are feeling a little too full for vigorous activity.
4. Plan of action
Chat to your partner and make sure you are on the same wavelength regarding your sensual holiday expectations. Are you more than happy with a cheeky kiss under the mistletoe? Or do you want a rampant session in front of a roaring fire occasion? Sex is an important part of any relationship, so reduce the stress of wondering by planning your alone time together.
5. Be realistic by managing expectations
Managing your expectations can reduce your stress levels hugely. Holiday plans change, and this year more than ever they may look a little different. Manage your expectations and allow things to not be perfect to reduce your stress levels, whether that’s a delay in timings or soggy sprouts it’s not the end of the world! The same can be applied to sex - you aren’t always going to reach a climax but you are far more likely to enjoy yourself if you aren’t quite as goal orientated.
6. Pause For Breath
It is important to make time for the things you love during this time, which includes yourself! Sneak away for 10 minutes amongst the chaos or give yourself a night before you get back to your usual routine to enjoy some YOU time. If your time involves solo pleasure or partnered then steal them away too.
Sex not only leaves you feeling far more relaxed but it can also burn off some of those indulgent calories. Keep sex on your wish list this year and in the midst of the joyous celebrations remember to enjoy romance during the most magical time of the year.