Our best sex tips from the past year to bring you closer together

The New Year is a great time to hit ‘Refresh’ on many areas of your life. This includes your sex life. It’s time to try something new this year. Better, new ways of having sex can bring you and your partner closer together and create a stronger emotional bond.

But it can be quite overwhelming to know where to start, so here are our favourite tips to please your partner in bed…

Tell your man you want him

Don’t take it for granted that men are easy to arouse. Though they do not take as much time as women, they still need some time to get aroused and ready to go. Doing the same old things all the time is not helpful for arousal. It’s time to pick up new tricks to get your man turned on. You could start with a few playful phrases to get him brimming with anticipation.

Try textured condoms

Condoms are not just about contraception. They can rev up your sex life in so many different ways. There are new designs and textures that you can try. Wearing the right condom can lead to explosive, mind-bending sex. But you may not like what someone else prefers, so a little experimentation with different condom types goes a long way. You can eventually find your favourite with your partner and have great sex.

Condoms are available in an array of dots, ribs and sensations to try. You can have so much fun testing the different types.

Rediscover the pleasure of touch

Use your hands and fingertips to rediscover your partner’s body through touch. Intimate touch is not just about going to the intimate areas. You can do so many things on the other areas of the body, and bring your partner to a state of arousal just by touching them all over.

It’s a good idea to start with a sensual massage around the shoulders. Work your way slowly down their back and then move across the belly. From there, you can go to the intimate areas to build up more excitement.

But watch them carefully to note what they really like, and don’t forget to mix it up.

Enhance foreplay with sex toys

Using sex toys with your partner can create an incredible experience for you both and lead to better foreplay and much better sex than you’ve been having. You can start with intimate massagers – they are great for use together as a couple, so go ahead and indulge in some new sensations – find more great sex tips here.

Perfect your oral technique

Oral sex is pleasurable but it is all about balance and variety. By alternating the speed, depth and motions you’re using with your lips and tongue, you’ll add some spice to your sex life and be able to see how your partner responds and get a feel of what they really like best.

Oral sex is an intimate and intense experience for both men and women. It is pleasurable to give it as well as receive it. So perfecting your technique can satiate your partner and give them explosive orgasms – and work wonders for your confidence, too.

Call out your partner’s name

There’s nothing sexier for your partner than you moaning or shouting out their name in the middle of intense sex. It makes them feel desired and really connected with you.

It can heighten the emotional connection as saying your partner’s name helps to remind them that they have your full attention.

Try doggy style for a quickie

Most couples stop having sex if they’re busy or rushed for time. Rather than taking it off the menu entirely, it’s better to engage in a quick and intense position that will get you both there fast. The doggy style and reverse cowgirl positions are perfect for quickies.

You and your partner can get caught up in the heat of the moment and still experience maximum pleasure, just like you would in a longer sex session.

Put on a condom together

Even if you’re about to come in the next few minutes, don’t look at putting on a condom during sex as an inconvenient interruption. Whatever your level of excitement and even if you’re in a monogamous relationship, it always helps to practice safe sex. Using a condom must be a necessary part of your sex life – and it helps you have better sex, too.

Have fun touching and stroking as you guide your partner’s hands and put it on together.

Try spooning to help him last longer

If you want your man to last longer in bed, try the spooning position. You both lay on your side, facing the same direction with the man behind.

It means relaxed, shallow penetration, which will result in a slow-burner for you both. Meanwhile, he can touch you all over and get a lot of pleasure out of it.

Use an ice cube to explore their body

Lots of different snacks make for great food foreplay. Ice cubes in particular offer an incredibly intense and tingly sensation during sex.

Place one in your mouth, then gently run it over the areas you really want to explore.

Taking on board a few tips can mean better sex for you both, which can in turn mean a more intense emotional connection and a stronger relationship for years to come.

Make sure this is the year of better sex for you and your partner by trying something new!