The cold season has once again hit the nation when people will cower under bedspreads at night for warmth. These are certain s*x tips to chase the winter cowering from you at night.
It’s getting dark early and temperatures are plunging – but that’s no reason to put your s*x life on ice.
While you might shiver at the idea of peeling off for some naughty fun, there are plenty of benefits to a winter romp.
We’ve teamed up with s*xperts Tracey Cox – who has her own range of adult toys with Lovehoney – and Ann Summers’ resident s*xpert Eve Fifer to give you some tips to make this winter the hottest ever.
Why Have Winter S*x?
There’s a whole host of seasonal health benefits to romping these dark days and nights away.
They include supporting your immune system and helping to ward off pesky coughs and colds, and even battling cancer.
Tracey says: “It’s all too tempting to snuggle into a thick woolly jumper when the mercury drops, rather than your partner.
But scientific research proves winter is actually the best time to indulge in some racy romps.
“Sex boosts your immune system – which is rather handy when surrounded by sniffing, sneezing commuters.
“Research shows s*x also improves brain function and reduces stress levels. If you’re a man, regular intercourse may even significantly reduce your risk of developing prostate cancer.
“Another bonus for blokes is a 16-year US study which found men who had s*x at least twice a week were up to 45% less likely to develop life-threatening conditions such as heart disease than men who got fruity less than once a month.
“Nothing gets the circulation going and warms you up better than a vigorous s*x session.”
1. Get In The Mood
When it’s cold, it can be difficult to get in the mood for stripping off and having s*x.
But you can boost your mood and libido – and even drag yourself away from binge watching the latest box set.
Eve advises: “If you’re struggling with the actual ‘just do it’ feeling after a long, working day, then start by building the anticipation early, before you both get home. Start with a cheeky text early in the morning.
“Be suggestive about what you want to do this evening, or send a naughty pic (even cash in a s*x cheque!).
“This is sure to boost your mood during the day. We love a build up.
“When you get home, there is nothing wrong with a quickie in-between the ad breaks, so grab a blanket and keep staring at the TV while you work your magic on each other, without the cold interfering at all.
“You may need to rewind whatever you’re watching by the finale, as more than likely your mind will be elsewhere.”
2. Dress For The Occasion
A pair of snuggly PJs, a comfy onesie, some fleece-lined trackie bottoms – the perfect winter attire right?
Well think again – as the winter is no excuse to dress like a slob.
Tracey says: “We eat more in winter and as the scales go up, our desire for s*x goes down. The thought of exposing our less than-perfect bods isn’t appealing.
“By all means cover up – just not in scruffy old track suits.
“Ladies, try investing in lingerie which covers up your wobbly bits – but still gets your partner going.
“Baby dolls hide a podgy tum, corsets slim you down while hiking up your b**bs, black stockings slim your legs.”
3. Boost Body Confidence…By Having More S*x
Eve reckons you can get over any body confidence issues by getting down to it more often.
She says: “One of the best ways to feel confident in the bedroom is to have more s*x. Having body hang-ups is one of the major reasons we don’t have plentiful s*x.
“You can also pick a position that works best for your body consciousness. For example, being on top and leaning backwards, is great for elevating those pesky tummy rolls.
“If you still feel that you don’t want to expose your wobbly bits, then cover up. Play dress up with Mrs Santa or a cute baby doll chemise with simple stockings or hold ups to shoot you into s*xy town.”
4. Change The Location
You might think your warm cosy bed is the best place to romp – but keep things fresh by venturing elsewhere.
Tracey says: “Sex in an erotic, exotic playroom is super exciting.
“Soundproof it for kids/flatmates/your mother when she comes to stay. Heavy curtains and carpets soak up sound.
“Get the lighting right. For the most flattering angle, light from below or at eye level. Tea-lights on saucers do the job (though best to keep them a safe distance from bedcovers or enthusiastically thrown bras, knickers or boxers).
“Dimmers are the next best thing and can match whatever mood you’re in.”