Christmas Day sex doesn't have to be too tiring or impossible to squeeze in during your hectic festive celebrations, with these expert tips on marking the 25th of December with a 'bang'.
Christmas, for many, is a time of celebration, to rejoice and relax and perhaps even more so this year than any other before, we all need a few days to switch off spend time with our significant other.
"Mistletoe and mulled wine can definitely put us in the mood for love, but it can be tricky to find the right time for a spot of festive fun between the sheets," says Johanna Rief, head of Sexual Empowerment at We-Vibe.
"It’s also important to remember that just because it’s Christmas (or any significant time of year for that matter) it does not mean you must be intimate with your partner. There’s no hard and fast rules around Christmas and sex and so every couple should do what feels and works best for them."
But if you do want to heat things up in the bedroom, there are a few things you can do to make sure you can be intimate without feeling too tired...
1. Think outside the bedroom
Intimacy doesn’t have to be exclusive to the bedroom and doesn’t need to just be about sex. Gestures such as a kiss, holding hands or cuddling can show your partner how you feel about them and also provide feelings of love and reassurance. Think beyond the act of sex and why not excite each other with a spot of foreplay, dirty talk or even mutual masturbation.
2. Break the mould
Just as there are no rules about having sex at Christmas, there are also no rules about sex happening at night only. Perhaps you’re more energetic in the morning, so why not take advantage of the extra spring in your step and the early rise and have morning sex? Or why not try getting steamy in a joint shower before bed. Don’t be afraid to think outside of the bedroom and find moments of intimacy that work best for you and that won’t leave you falling asleep at the breakfast table in the morning.
3. Add a little spice to the bedroom
If you prefer to stick to the bedroom for your moments of passion, introducing something new can be a great way to ensure you enjoy some festive fun. Sexy lingerie and sex toy Christmas crackers are perfect for couples wanting to spice things up and make sure you’re both wide awake. If you are thinking about introducing a toy into your relationship, make sure it’s one that benefits both of you.
4. Gift a sex toy to get things started
A couples toy such as the We-Vibe Chorus is the perfect toy to add extra buzz to the bedroom. Worn by the woman during sex, it can stimulate both partners at the same time. With ten vibration patterns, in addition to the app control, the product also has a squeeze remote control, which guarantees intuitive control by a simple squeeze in your hand. Thanks to built-in sensors, the Touch-Sense modes, enable the toy to react to body movement if desired - and intensify the stimulation without having to press a single button. Alternatively browse these best reviewed sex toys.
5. Share the festive workload
No one wants to have sex when they’re tired and Christmas, as enjoyable as it is, can be the most tiring season of them all. From buying food and presents, wrapping late into the evening and trying to squeeze as much joy out of the day as possible, sometimes when our head hits the pillow, all we can think about is sleep. In this instance, it’s important to share the festive workload between you. Stress is a passion-killer, so help each other with the household chores and Christmas tasks and not only will they be done in half the time, leaving you more time for each other, but you’ll feel less tired when it comes to enjoying a spot of alone time.
So what are you waiting for? Ho, Ho, Ho let's go...