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January 2, 2018

Adding Sparkle to Your Sex Life in 2018

Keeping your sex life exciting can be difficult in a long-term relationship. You’ve been together for years, you don’t have any secrets, and you know each other’s habits like the back of your hand. Add children, bills, and stressful jobs into the mix, and you’ve hardly got a recipe for romance. The good news is, you don’t have to resign yourself to a low-libido, and there are things you can do to heat up the bedroom action without going overboard. So, if you’re stuck in a relationship rut, make working on your sex life your number one resolution this New Years. To help you get started, here are ten ways to bring the sparkle back to your sex life in 2018.

Prioritize Couple Time

Modern life is busy and complicated, so it’s understandable that many of us feel that we don’t have time for sex. However, almost all of us make time for intimacy when we’re dating, so perhaps it’s a question of prioritizing our relationships rather than simply having more time. You’re not always going to feel like being intimate of course, and it’s natural for your sex drive to wane when you’ve been with your partner for a while. However, giving up the housework sometimes or turning off the TV for a couple of hours can make room for the quality time you both need.

Invest in Some New Underwear

In the early days, you probably tried to impress your partner at every opportunity. However, it’s easy to slip into comfortable routines (and clothes!) when you’ve been together for years. Reignite some of that former magic by swapping your sweatpants for sexy underwear and see where the night takes you. Not only will provocative lingerie excite your partner, but you will also feel sexy and empowered. If you want to go one step further, you can make your bedroom look more appealing by dressing your bed in some new sheets, lighting candles, and clearing the room of any kids’ toys and other clutter to set the mood.

Explore Sex Toys

One of the best ways to bring a little excitement into your relationship is to bring sex toys into the bedroom. Not only do sex toys allow you to explore new areas of pleasure, but they also take some of the pressure off the encounter by making it more “playful.” These days, there is a vast choice of sex toys online, all of which can be delivered quickly and discreetly. Alternatively, the two of you can visit a sex shop and enjoy the anticipation of choosing something together.

Help Him Combat Performance Anxiety

Nothing dampens the mood more than a loss of confidence, so if your man is worried about his sexual performance, you may need to give him a helping hand to get things going. Erectile dysfunction is a common problem for men, and it’s nothing for him to be embarrassed about. Why not do some research together to find a product that can help? Bathmate provides safe, all-natural penis pumps that will allow your male partner to reach his desired size and stay erect for longer. The pumps work using only water and can be used in the bath or shower – you could even work one into your foreplay.

Take “Should” Out of the Conversation

Sex is different for everyone, and there is no “normal” amount of sex that you need to keep your relationship alive. Many of us don’t have as much sex as we’d like, but that doesn’t mean our relationships are doomed. Telling someone they “should” be having sex more regularly will only hurt and anger them. Everyone is different, and different people require different amounts of sex. Wanting sex more than your partner or vice versa doesn’t mean your incompatible; in fact, a difference in sexual appetite is a common problem, and it’s one that you can overcome if you’re both prepared to work at it.

Focus on Quality Over Quantity

It doesn’t necessarily matter how often you have sex, but the quality of your intimacy is important. There’s no need to compare your sex life to other couples, especially if you and your partner both enjoy sex when it happens. Pressurizing someone to have more sex than they are comfortable with will have the opposite effect, so focus on the quality of your encounters, not the quantity.

Don’t Keep Count

Again, try not to pressure on yourself on your partner to do what’s “normal” or to have “enough sex.” According to psychologists, a sex-starved relationship is one in which couples have sex less than ten times a year, but that it doesn’t become an issue until one person has a problem with that. Whether you and your partner have sex once a day, once a week, once a month or less isn’t relevant if you’re both happy with your arrangement, so there’s no need to keep score.

Overcome Any Issues

Your sex life can be affected by many internal and external factors, including health conditions, medications, psychological triggers, and previous sexual abuse. It’s normal to experience a reduced sex drive as you get older, and we all fall into ruts when we’re in long-term relationships. However, if you think your disinterest in sex could have another cause, then you should consult your doctor or see a psychologist to help you overcome the issue. Keep your partner in the loop on this as you work toward the sex life you both want together.

Don’t Try to Make It PerfectThe quality of your intimate time is what matters most, but, on the flip side of the coin, you shouldn’t wait for the perfect moment to present itself because it hardly ever does. It’s also a well-established fact that the more sex you have, the more you want, and sometimes you just have to get your libido going. If there are stressful jobs, late nights, and a couple of kids in the equation, it’s not going always going to be candles, soft lighting, and sexy underwear. Instead, embrace the perfectly imperfect, enjoy sex, and accept that it won’t always be the best you’ve ever had.  

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January 2, 2018

A Piece of Paradise

by Lisa Gal

Finns Beach Club in Bali offers absolute beachfront in front of the famous Berawa surf break with comfort day beds on a white sand beach & stunning infinity edge pool with swim up pool bar. The club is the first up-scale beach club in the fast-developing Canggu area of Bali, situated north-west of Kuta. Visitors to Finns can laze away the day in the sun from the comfort of single and double day beds on a white sand beach or swim in a stunning 30 metre infinity edge pool with swim up pool bar (and underwater speakers). The striking bamboo structure was specifically designed to allow every guest to have a guaranteed sunset view. Enjoy the unbeatable 180 degree ocean views whilst listening to the cool tunes from Resident DJ’s from 1pm. Finns Beach Club provides an experience like no other in Bali. All who visit this piece of paradise are in awe of it’s beauty, they leave relaxed, sun kissed and dreaming of when they will return. We are thrilled to include travel vouchers and a cool hat in our Hollywood Swag Bag honoring the Golden Globe nominees and talent staying at the Four Season Hotel this red carpet weekend.

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January 2, 2018

The Zero Waste Bag

by Lisa Gal

The very thing that makes plastic a serious environmental problem becomes Mother Erth‘s greatest strength. Their artisan weavers create incredibly strong weaves that stand up to rough treatment and daily use. The chic look coupled with a tough shell make your bag the go-to sidekick for any adventure. It might stow your books, carry shopping or be the conversation starter at a party. One bag to rule them all. Plastic that would have clogged landfills and choked oceans is given new life with each bag. When you carry your bag, you remind others to care for our environment and inspire them to better our world. We are excited to include the “Best Bag on Earth” in our Hollywood Swag Bags honoring the Golden Globe nominees and talent staying at the Four Seasons Hotel this red carpet weekend. Be sure to check them out at https://mothererth.com/.

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January 1, 2018

Skip the Cork with Backpack Wine

by Lisa Gal

For the first time, great-tasting, quality wine is offered in a take-anywhere, easy-open, recyclable can. Available in four-can packs of rosé, white, or red wine blends sourced from the finest vineyards, Backpack Wine lets you skip the cork, grab a pack and take quality wine with you, no matter how far off (or on!) the beaten path you want to go. Backpack Wine’s versatile rose, white and red blends are sourced from some of the finest Washington State vineyards and packaged in a can that’s ready for anything—tailgate to ski slope, bar to beach. Canned wine is easy to drink, serve and socialize over. It’s portable, shareable and fun to pair with any foods from casual to elegant. And that packaging…it’s recyclable, it’s cost-effective and it makes wine more approachable, rebellious and fresh. We are thrilled to include them in our Hollywood Swag Bags being gifted at the Four Seasons Hotel this red carpet weekend honoring the Golden Globe nominees, talent and guests.

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January 1, 2018

Custom Solutions for Your Skin’s Unique Needs

by Lisa Gal

Big zits? Clogged pores? Occasional breakouts? Lose the one-size-fits-all drugstore stuff. Curology will mix ingredients you can’t get off the shelf — and put your name on the bottle. You’re matched with a licensed dermatology provider who gets to know your skin. They’ll ask questions, check your progress, and stick by you. Curology has helped tens of thousands of people clear their skin. But let’s be real — there’s no magic bullet. They’ll do their best to get you clear skin, and if you’re not satisfied, they have a 90-day money-back guarantee. Now how sweet is that!? This is a perfect addition to our Hollywood Swag Bags being gifted to Hollywood’s elite staying at the Four Seasons Hotel this red carpet weekend.

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