Whether you’re still hot and heavy in a brand new relationship or have been married for decades, it’s impossible to underestimate the benefit of an extra steamy anniversary celebration. Sex is an integral part of staying connected, especially over time, and not just inside the bedroom. Couples who take good care of their sex lives are closer as a rule outside of the bedroom, too.
That said, how you celebrate your anniversaries is ultimately up to you. But it’s to your benefit to make sure each celebration has a spicy, sexy element to it. Here are some tips for ensuring your anniversaries end exactly where you know you hope they will – with the two of you enjoying each other’s company between the sheets.
1. Dress the part.
Although it’s a wonderful, natural, and highly beneficial thing for couples to become more comfortable with one another the longer they’re together, it’s important not to stop going out of your way to impress your partner. Think back to the way you planned for that first night together. You probably agonized over your undergarment choices and went the extra mile to make sure you’d look, smell, and feel incredible.
While there’s no need to dress to the nines for your partner every single day, you should be doing it for your anniversary. And to keep things steamy, make sure your ensemble includes some delicious intimate wear that you know will make your partner’s jaw drop.
2. Change the scenery.
Although there’s nothing wrong with spending your anniversary at home, if that’s genuinely what you want to do, keep in mind that your anniversary isn’t like any other day. The best way to make it feel a little more magical than any other ordinary day together is to turn it into more of an event by going somewhere else.
Of course, an anniversary is a beautiful time to consider jetting off somewhere exotic and romantic, but don’t sweat it if you don’t have the time or the spare cash. Checking into a local luxury hotel or bed and breakfast can also set the scene for some steamy lovemaking. Hotel rooms make great places to experiment sexually, as well. Think spacious rooms, comfy beds, and thick walls!
3. Reconstruct your first night together.
Speaking of that first hot, steamy night you spent together, when was the last time you tried recreating a similar scene? Have you ever done that? If not, then there’s no time like an anniversary to make it happen. You might be surprised how easily it brings back all those old, smoldering feelings.
Head back to the same restaurant where you ate and retrace the steps you took as the evening played out. Reminisce about the things you talked about and the little things that clued the two of you in to the fact that you were in the company of somebody special. And when that old, seductive spark makes an appearance, go with the flow.
4. Get naughty someplace unusual.
Another terrific way to put the jolt back in your sex life in time for your anniversary is to step into your day with a goal to be sexually spontaneous. In other words, plan on having sex, but don’t do it in your bed or anywhere else on your usual rotation.
Instead, make it a point to have sex someplace completely different. Pack a picnic, a bottle of wine, and a blanket. Enjoy an alfresco meal in a secluded field later, right before making passionate love underneath the stars. Get a little naughty in the back row of a movie theater at midnight. Park in an out-of-the-way place and make out in the back seat like teenagers. Be creative!
5. Take some new toys for a spin.
Bringing a sex toy or two into the bedroom to use together is a really simple way to put some extra spice back into your lovemaking any day. But toys should be a must when it’s your anniversary, and what better occasion than an anniversary to take a few new options for a spin?
If you’ve got your heart set on something specific, why not plan a shopping session together at your favorite sex shop or online toy emporium? You can both fantasize out loud about how much fun it will be to use the items together and start getting excited about the experience.
And if you’re game for a few surprises, you might consider signing up for a sexy subscription box from a service like Seductive Pleasure Box as a special anniversary treat to yourselves. Then you can look forward to a package full of new goodies (toys included) arriving on your doorstep every month. What better way to keep your love spicy, fresh, and fun on an ongoing basis?