So, you’re having sex in the kitchen, huh? Kinky boots! Even if you’re not, now’s as good a time as any to try it out. Why?
The colder weather is coming, (time to move things inside dude), and a busy start to the school year may have put too much laundry on the bed. You might not be able to find it. Add to that the fact that variety is the spice of life, and well, why not?
That being said, getting it on where you bake your cake can be tricky.
Here are 5 ways you can make sex in the kitchen even better than the real thing:
1) Bring in Yoga Mats and Couch Cushions
While it can be sexy to be someplace new in the nude, cold tiles and crisp counters are the anti-dote to great sex.
A study done in the Netherlands and led by Gert Holstege, M.D., Ph.D., chairman of the center for uroneurology at the University of Groningen found this out.
Details? Just 50% of participants having sex in a drafty room in this weird but wonderful study were able to climax without socks on. When everyone got a cozy pair of cotton, that percentage jumped. It went all the way up to 80%.
Apparently, wearing socks calmed the amygdala and prefrontal cortex- the areas of the brain responsible for feelings of anxiety, danger and fear. This, in turn, allowed for orgasm.
So, it might not be the hum of that fridge that’s keeping you from amazing kitchen climax. Maybe it’s the tiles.
2) Turn on those Bright Lights
This one is good for the men. Bright lighting might feel unromantic, but a study out of the European College of Neuropsychopharmacology (ECNP) indicates that exposure to bright lights increases testosterone levels. It can increase sexual satisfaction in men with low sex drives, and turn on latent desire.
3) Grab Some Water and Stay Hydrated
It’s easy to grab a fresh glass of water when the tap is in front of you. Which is good- because being well hydrated boosts blood volume and experts say this could be related to treating erectile dysfunction.
Drinking water could also take away those libido crushing headaches.
4) Get Tasty
Engage all your senses with delicious treats that get both of you involved. Yes, there are strawberry, chocolate and banana flavored condoms. Why not go for the real thing, though?
Partners can easily add food to sex in the kitchen. Durexusa.com suggests you hold the savory and spicy as it can burn your skin, and go for sweet with fruit and candy.
5) Go For the Counter Top
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When a woman lays back on something like the counter top, the man can penetrate her while standing in front. Sex expert Margaret Wagner says this is an all round winner. This way there are more chances for your guy to stimulate the anterior vaginal wall, (the one that lines up with your hand on your stomach), and to reach those things that feel wonderful.
For guys, this position has control and deep penetration.
Finally, what does great sex have do with your overall health? A lot. Healthy relationships, emotional well being and better quality of life all come into play.