Seven Ways to Make It a Happy Holiday (in the Bedroom)
The holiday rush doesn’t always leave much room for romance.
That said, here are some steps to help you and your special someone find some quality time together.
- Don’t Burn the Candle at Both Ends
- Eat Sensibly
- And Drink Sensibly, Too
- Don’t Be a “Holiday Slug”
- Don’t Ignore “Those” Issues
- Keep the Bugs Away
- Don’t Forget Your Hormone Health
Shopping, wrapping, parties…at this time of year it can be easy to get out of your usual sleep routine.
Meanwhile, sleep is critical for your health. Especially for your sexual health. Let’s face it…nothing diminishes romance faster than one of you snoring.
Sex is both a physical and a mental act. Your mind and body each need plenty of rest to perform at their best.
Resist the urge to stay up and get “just one more thing” done. Keep your night-time routine as normal as possible.
There’s nothing like those holiday treats…to turn you into a couch potato. Holiday favorites are full of fats and carbohydrates that are likely to turn your thoughts to an after-dinner nap, rather than romance in the bedroom.
This doesn’t mean you have to skip the goodies completely. Just be smart.
Have your treats here and there, but balance them out with healthy snacks like veggies when you hit the buffet.
William Shakespeare said it best about alcohol and sex:
Alcohol “provokes the desire but takes away the performance.”
In other words, a few too many drinks may get you “in the mood”, but you (and your partner) won’t have nearly as much fun.
The key here is to pace yourself. Plan on 1-2 drinks and take the time to enjoy them.
Also, after each alcoholic beverage, drink an 8-ounce glass of water. This will slow down the pace of your drinking and keep you hydrated…so you’ll be ready for your “after-party”.
The holidays are an easy time to skip exercise. Combining a busier schedule with shorter daylight hours can lead to, “I’ll just resume my workouts after the new year.”
Don’t give in to these thoughts. Not only will it take weeks to get back into pre-holiday shape, but your sex life will also suffer.
Remember…sex is a physical activity. It’s more fun (and you’ll perform better) if you’re in good physical shape.
If it’s hard to get to the gym on your regular schedule, take a walk in the evening to check out the neighborhood lights. Or park on the opposite side of the mall from where you shop to get some extra steps in.
Your sex life will benefit…and your partner will thank you.
You know…those things that people don’t talk about. Erectile dysfunction for men. Vaginal dryness and pain during sex for women. Arousal and orgasm issues for both sexes.
All of these can affect your ability to enjoy sex and can make it harder for your partner to have a great sexual experience, too.
The good news is that each of these issues can be addressed. Call Renew Youth for a free consultation and let’s talk about it.
Bugs…as in viruses and bacteria. They don’t call this the “cold and flu season” for nothing. And COVID, sadly, is still a part of our world.
Transmissible illnesses undergo an uptick at this time of year when we spend more time indoors and with groups of people. And coughs, sniffles, and fever will definitely put a damper on your love life.
This may be a good year to restrict yourself to smaller holiday gatherings where people can spread out a little. Or do something fun outdoors (weather permitting).
And don’t forget to take vitamin D, vitamin C, and zinc to give your immune system a boost.
Like everything else about your body, hormones are a critical factor in your sex life. They control everything from arousal to orgasm.
A satisfying sex life is impossible without balanced hormones. Not just during the holidays, but throughout the year.
Not sure if your hormone levels are where they should be? Renew Youth can help you find answers. We offer everything from a free initial consultation to testing to customized treatment plans to keep your holidays…and beyond…happy and healthy.
Just call us at 800-859-7511 or use our contact form to set up your free 30-minute consultation.