When things get stale in a relationship, it can certainly put a strain on things and feel like you’ve reached a dead end. If you and your partner are in that boat right now, you might feel like you’re stuck or helpless. But rest assured, there’s plenty of things you can do for spicing up your relationship and infuse a little passion into a boring, or otherwise nonexistent, love life.
Here are five tips for spicing up your relationship.
1. Enjoy an Activity Together
Spending time together can improve the intimacy between the two of you and strengthen your bond as a couple. In that vein, find some time each week to collectively enjoy an activity. Try one of these ideas for starters:
- Read a book together.
- Take a virtual exercise class.
- Learn to play an instrument.
- Get a couple’s massage.
- Learn a new language.
- Bake a yummy treat.
- Binge-watch a show.
2. Buy a Sexy Garter
Buying new, sexy lingerie is one of the easiest ways to spice things up in a relationship. In fact, a garter is a perfect item to reignite the spark in a relationship or when getting back into the dating game. Indeed, as it can help you not only look but feel good about yourself, but it will also give you the courage to be fully confident and uninhibited. From lacy garter dresses and ruffle school-girl lingerie costumes to seductive lace garter belts and harnessed bodysuits, you have tons of options when it comes to finding lingerie to spice up your relationship.
3. Start Sexting
If you’re both comfortable with it, start sexting each other. Take it back to the beginning (assuming that’s what you did in the beginning). If not, try it out for the first time. Sexting can heat things up almost instantly. If you’re not sure how to go about it, ask for advice from your friends. Not comfortable with that either? Do a little research. The internet is your friend; after all, you aren’t living in the age of information for nothing, so use it to your advantage, sis. Things might be awkward at first, but give yourselves some time to figure out what you each like in this arena.
4. Share Your Fantasies
Another way to get intimate without actually getting intimate is to share your fantasies — and these aren’t just limited to sexual fantasies (although those are welcome, too!). Tell each other your heart’s deepest desires. Where do you want to travel? What things do you want to do? How do you picture your life together? Share anything and everything with each other and be completely transparent. Don’t hold anything back. Have you always wanted to eat under the moonlight near the Eiffel Tower or ride a gondola in Venice? Whatever the case, let your partner know a little more about you.
5. Cook Meals Together
Cooking can be an intimate activity, so try preparing a meal or two together every week to start. Find a recipe that’s not too difficult to follow, like pizza or homemade pasta. You can also try things like:
- Roasted salmon
- Chicken soup
- Roasted onions and beets
- Hand-rolled sushi
- Lobster skewers and romaine hearts (for Valentine’s Day)
Any of these meals can help bring the two of you closer together, so pick one (or several) and make a date out of it with your partner.
Getting Back on the Right Path
Spicing up your relationship takes time and patience, and sometimes, trying new things. Enhancing your intimacy level might mean cooking meals together, doing a couple’s activity every week, buying a new garter, sexting, or sharing your fantasies. Still, whatever path you take on your way back to honeymoondom, make sure both you and your partner are having fun.
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