Sure, you could vow to lose 10 pounds or get a new job this year—nothing wrong with that. But there’s another area that’s too often neglected when people sit down to think about how they’d like to change in the coming year: your sex life. Whether you’re single or happily coupled up, these steamy resolutions will help make 2015 your most pleasure-filled year yet. And we can guarantee that you won’t feel like ditching these plans after a week!
1. Try a Shiny New Toy
If you’ve never really tried sex toys, make this the year you invest in a vibrator—or that you experiment with a sex toy made for couples. And if you’re already well acquainted with the joy of toys, you can still aim to work something new into your repertoire.
2. Prioritize Your Pleasure (At Least Some of the Time)
Sure, it’s great to be able to please your partner. But your orgasms (or at least happiness in bed) are important, too. Wish he would do that one thing more often? Want him to speed things up down there? Speak up. And don’t even think about feeling guilty if he should happen to finger you or go down on you and you don’t return the favor every single time; after all, how many times has he orgasmed when you haven’t?
3. Share a Sex Fantasy with your Partner
What’s something you’ve always wanted to do in bed but haven’t? (Actually, maybe a bed doesn’t even figure in to this scenario…) Whether you’d secretly love to experiment with some extra kinky sex moves or you’ve got a fun role-play idea, take a step toward making it happen by opening up about it to your partner (or a friend with benefits). If you feel shy about it, know that you’re not the only one to lust after something out-there—research shows that just about everyone has sex fantasies, and they’re all over the map.
4. Watch Some Porn (Or Some New Type of Porn)
As you may already know, porn can be a great enhancer for your solo sexy time—or a fun way to heat things up with your partner. Don’t be afraid to get adventurous with your viewing habits this year; did you know lots of straight women prefer lesbian porn?
5. Vow to Get Loud in Bed
There are a lot of reasons to turn up the volume between the sheets: It helps your partner know what feels good to you—and it’s just plain fun.
6. Masturbate More
Even if you’re doing it like a rabbit, masturbation still has some pretty sweet benefits. If you need some ideas for how to shake up your routine, check out these 21 (yes, 21) ways to have way more fun with masturbation.
7. Change Venues
You may have the world’s comfiest bed, but moving the action to a new room—or a whole new location—will help you seriously spice things up.
8. Experiment with Sexting or Skype Sex
Even if you live with your partner—or you see each other on the regular—sexting and X-rated Skyping can add a really hot new element to your sex life.
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