Try These Twelve Sexy Holiday Rituals With Your Main Squeeze
The holidays can take a toll on us and become stressful with all the shopping, wrapping and visiting family. These tips will help blow off some steam by getting cozy with your main squeeze. Read these 12 jingle-bell-ringing ideas to light your loved one's fire this Holiday season.
On the 1st day of Christmas, my true love gave to me... an erotic holiday card. L.A. sex therapist Christine Milrod, Ph.D., suggests brainstorming some fun times and places for sexy seasonal rendezvous, and writing the schedule (and a few scintillating details) inside a holiday card. Visiting family over the holidays? Promise that you’ll be ready to get busy discreetly at a given time (like, say, between appetizers and the main course).
On the 2nd day of Christmas, my true love gave to me... sex toys. "Research shows that sharing novel experiences with your partner helps keep the spark alive," says Harvard psychologist Justin Lehmiller, Ph.D., who runs the site The Psychology of Human Sexuality. "So use the holidays as an excuse to try something new."
On the 3rd day of Christmas, my true love gave to me... a dirty but delicious cookie. Use candle- and circle-shaped cutters to make sugar cookies that are reminiscent of certain sexy body parts. (Frost them strategically.) Ice gingerbread people so they're anatomically correct. Gobble them before family comes over!
On the 4th day of Christmas, my true love gave to me... a stocking full of sexy ideas. Not exactly comfortable saying, “I want to bind you up with my bathrobe tie”? Scribble down a few fantasies, put them into each other's stockings, then take turns drawing. If you happen to find a given fantasy too naughty to be nice, think of ways you can alter it so you'll be comfortable. Then make each other's sexy holiday wishes come true.
On the 5th day of Christmas, my true love gave to me... a tingly peppermint kiss. Share a starlight mint or small candy cane with your partner -- without using your hands. The mint creates a cooling sensation that would put Jack Frost to shame. (Who knows what other cool ideas you may have.)
On the 6th day of Christmas, my true love gave to me... an X-rated holiday song. You’ve been replacing Christmas lyrics since you were a little kid ("Jingle bells, Batman smells, Robin laid an egg..."). This year, make the switch-aroo with words to secular songs so they include (or rhyme with) various sex acts.
On the 7th day of Christmas, my true love gave to me... a chance to sit on Santa's lap. “A good Santa game can easily consume the better part of an evening,” notes Milrod. She suggests that couples turn the whole "I saw Mommy kissing Santa Claus" routine into a NSFW play. Take turns wearing the Santa hat, so each of you gets to be both naughty and nice.
On the 8th day of Christmas, my true love gave to me... frosting with a cherry on top. Smear standby holiday products such as chocolate sauce, frosting and whipped cream on each other's erogenous zones.
On the 9th day of Christmas, my true love gave to me... a kiss in the shower. Messy from trying the frosting tip? Time for a steamy shower! Add a holiday touch to your bathroom by hanging mistletoe above the shower head. It’ll give both of you an extra-sexy reason to soap each other up.
On the 10th day of Christmas, my true love gave to me... the Sexy Truth or Dare game. You should buy it for Christmas and play it that night. Sexy Truth or Dare comes with 50 sticks designed to be pulled out one at a time. Each stick asks you to reveal a sexy truth or a dirty dare. The two of you can take things from there.
On the 11th day of Christmas, my true love gave to me... a nice package under the tree. Light a fire. Spread out a sheepskin rug. Let her find you Christmas morning sprawled out like a furry, sexy beast. When a gift needs givin' you've got just the one!
On the 12th day of Christmas, my true love gave to me... 12 whole days of gifts. Don’t limit yourself to just one sexy present. “If you're looking for a new tradition, consider giving your partner 12 days of sex-related gifts,” advises Lehmiller. “Who needs a new jelly each month when you could be trying a new sexual activity?” Who indeed. ( Even Clark Griswold didn't think a Jelly of the Month Club membership was an exciting gift)
I hope you all have a sexy holiday!