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Let's talk about sex (and a giveaway)

Let’s talk about sex (and a giveaway)

Let’s talk about sex (and a giveaway)
So my plan was to post this for Valentine’s Day but like a lot of other parents I suspect I got a little distracted helping my daughter with all her Valentine’s Day projects. So many Valentine’s! And my husband was also away for the big day so it was mommy/daughter day. Fun but obviously not romantic. But it doesn’t have to be a special day to talk about sex right? We’re all adults here. I know this is a bit of a departure from the sort of topics I discuss on the blog but let’s face it – sex is something to celebrate! It helps reduce stress and lets us feel more connected to our partner. Robin Milhausen, sexual health and relationship expert, reveals the following tips to kick it up a notch and add a little spice to your routine, while enhancing pleasure and intimacy in your relationship.

1.       Dirty talk, clean space.

There’s nothing like hotel or vacation sex.  Having sex in a new environment can help us feel more spontaneous or adventuresome.  But time and money for a holiday aren’t always available. Recreate vacation sex by making your bedroom your sexual sanctuary. Remove clutter, invest in good sheets and set the mood. Research suggests women, in particular, have a hard time getting aroused in a dirty and messy place. If you want to make the night extra memorable, introduce a vibrator for her like the Trojan™ Power Wand Vibrations Massager. Let the talk be dirty, and the room be clean – your sex life will thank you.

2.       Focus on the sensations.

One of the latest trends in sex therapy is mindfulness.  Often during a sexual encounter our minds wander to tasks at work, issues with the kids, and more. And when you aren’t attuned to the pleasurable sensations of sex, it’s more difficult to feel connected to your partner and to experience orgasm. When you feel a distracting thought come on, notice it and let it go. Purposefully focus on the sensations you are experiencing all over your body. To amplify the sensation and experience further pleasure, try Trojan™ Groove™ Condoms. With extra lubrication and textured channels, these condoms will provide continued satisfaction.

3.       Add lube! Always add lube!

Lube makes everything better!  In a recent midlife study by SIECCAN and Trojan™, participants who manually stimulated their partners with lube were more likely to rate the act as very pleasurable than if lube was not used.  Sex of all kinds is better when slippery – plus it’s fun. The new Trojan™ Chain Reaction™ Lubricant uses a special blend of intensifiers that release a variety of sensations during use for a unique experience every time! Spontaneity at its finest.
And my own tip – always remember only yes means yes!

Which tip will you put into play this Valentine’s Day (or any other day really)?

Enter to win

 To spice up your romantic rendezvous, we are giving away a selection of must-have products, including:
  • Trojan™ Groove™ Condoms: to keep you satisfied and help you experience maximum pleasure.
  • Nair™ WAX READY-STRIPS for Bikini & Underarm with Nourishing Coconut Milk Oil: no warming or rubbing required, just peel and place! The new medium size strip is perfect for the bikini area.
  • OxiClean™ Versatile Stain Remover: to prep for the big night and ensure your bedding is clean and crisp.
  • Batiste™ Dry Shampoo Original: Hot date but not enough time to wash your hair? Batiste Dry Shampoo helps to eliminate excess oil, instantly refreshing your hair!
  •  RUB™ A535 Anti-Inflammatory: providing targeted pain relief, this product will reduce muscle aches and ensure you are feeling your best for a special Valentine’s Day celebration.
  • Vitafusion Men’s and Women’s Multivitamins: are specially formulated for him and her to help maintain good health.  These gummy vitamins are a fusion of essential vitamins, minerals and naturally sourced fruit flavours.
Giveaway is open to Canadian residents (excluding Quebec) age 18+. Enter using the form below. Good luck sexy!

This article has 55 comments

  1. Candles and good music. 🙂

  2. My romantic tip is to make sure you turn the phones off, focus on each other.

  3. I love new scents, whether it be room spray or a sensual candle!

  4. My best “romance tip” is to keep it new and interesting! Go new places, try new things! Be adventurous!

  5. My romantic tip is to give each other massages, It feels great, reconnects you and often leads to more romance…

  6. My best tip is to go and do something new.

  7. put the phones away for the night and just focus solely on your partner

  8. My romantic tip is to leave love notes around the house such as in a pair of socks, taped to the remote, in a kitchen drawer etc. Anywhere where your loved one will find the notes.

  9. Plan the time if you have to!

  10. Leave your electronics in your purse/bag/pocket.

  11. Good music, candles, and a nice dinner!

  12. Nice relaxing music helps….and put the cell phones away!

  13. My best romantic tip is to turn on some soft music and light a fire in the fireplace or light some candles.

  14. Don’t be afraid to give a nice kiss just out of the blue 

  15. Prepare a nice meal, put on something nice, dim the lights and light some candles.

  16. lately with phones, any time together without the phones would be romantic.

  17. Send the kids to Grandma’s , turn off phones.

  18. …anywhere with just the two of us.

  19. Dim lighting and soft scents….

  20. Go on a midnight picnic and gaze at the stars.

  21. Candles and good music!

  22. Nice candles, massage oil, soft music, and having the kids go away on a sleepover!

  23. take people up on offers to babysit

  24. Mindful  massages for each other with no distractions. 

  25. Good music and candles. Keep the blinds closed too (if you live in a bungalow like I do)

  26. Make time for each other. Be intimate – an extra long hug, or a touch on the arm can go a long way.

  27. My best romantic tip is to book a couples massage together!

  28. Plan a light dinner!

  29. My best “romance tip” is to keep it new and interesting!

  30. I always say a hug and kiss daily makes the partner feel loved and wanted…can never go wrong with this kind gesture

  31. My tip is send the kids to grandma’s hehe

  32. Stay away from your cell phone.

  33. I have been single for so long I no nothing about ‘ROMANCE’ but communication is key to any relationship…so people forget that others can’t read their minds!

  34. My best romantic tip is just to make time for each other.

  35. Put away the technology and make lots of eye contact when you talk to each other.

  36. Not really romance but if you want a long relationship, listen to what the other person says (both in body language and in voice)

  37. Brenda Witherspoon-Bedard
    Sunday 26 February 2017, 6:34 pm

    turn off the phone and turn on some music

  38. My best romantic tip is to give full attention to your date .and no technology!

  39. Have a date night at least twice a month

  40. Brush your teeth! HYGIENE is important. 🙂 this should be common sense, but have to say after a few years in the dating pool, it’s defintely not on the top of some peoples lists!! Eeek.

  41. Find somewhere that’s relaxing for both of you! (And send the kids away!)

  42. Make time each week – to enjoy time together – with no electronics. Don’t have to be fancy – watch a movie, have a coffee – make time for each other.

  43. Make time each week – to enjoy time together – with no electronics. Don’t have to be fancy – watch a movie, have a coffee – make time for each other.

  44. enjoy the time you have

  45. Bubble bath, music and candles

  46. Put a lock on your bedroom door. Nothing ruins romance like the kids walking in.

  47. My best tip is to schedule in a date night with no phone!

  48. Take time for each other and schedule date nights regularly no matter how busy. 

  49. Best romantic tip is to leave all the electronics behind for the evening.

  50. Have a date night set aside 1 or 2 nights a month & try to experience new things together that are outside your comfort zone!

  51. A nice dinner at home and a glass of wine to set up the evening works for us

  52. Implement a date night and commit to it.  Focus on each other during this special time.

  53. Go on a date night once a week after you are married.

    Thursday 9 March 2017, 11:23 pm

    My hubby leave a love letter notes everytime he went out of town, when he come back he always make up for the lost time. LIFE IS TOO SHORT TO ENJOY BEING TOGETHER but it’s the work that separates us, glad he’s home now, would be great to win this as a surprise!

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