Not only can the stress of daily life take a toll on your mental and physical well-being, but it can also damage your relationship and drive you and your partner apart. Finding ways to relieve stress with your boo helps the two of you stay connected, maintain intimacy and find balance when dealing with the ups and downs of life. Here are some ways to beat stress with the man, or woman in your life.
Give an Erotic Foot Massage
Not only is a foot massage a great way to relax, the ancient practice of reflexology indicates that massaging certain areas of the feet can trigger and enhance sexual arousal. This makes sense considering your feet have millions of nerve endings and are very sensitive to touch and pressure. Prep your partner’s feet by soaking them in warm water with a few drops of your favorite essential oil before drying them. Use a good massage oil and apply deep, hard pressure to massage all parts of the feet, including the sides and soles. Deep pressure is more sensual and relaxing. Ditch the clothes, and don’t be afraid to add a little tongue action too 😛 .
Have Sexy Bath Time
One of the easiest ways to unwind with your partner is to take a sexy bath together. Try making time for this once a week to de-stress with him. Use relaxing essential oils, such as jasmine, lavender, sage, or bergamot. Light some candles to set the mood, and play some sexy music to add to the vibe. Make sure to have lots of suds so you can lather each other up. Top it off with a tray of sexy edibles like chocolate covered strawberries, as well as refreshing glasses of your favorite wine, or champagne.
Cook a Meal Containing Aphrodisiac Foods
They say the way to a man’s heart is through his stomach, so why not cook him a sexy meal that incorporates aphrodisiac food. While it’s not scientifically proven that certain foods stimulate sexual arousal, there’s no doubt that eating a sexy meal together can help you relax and get in the mood. A number of foods are believed to boost desire, particularly seafood, such as scallops, lobster, raw oysters, crab and salmon. What’s great about these choices is they’re easy to feed to each other. Don’t forget to have a sexy desert after. Dark chocolate is a good choice. It’s considered an aphrodisiac, and it contains substances that relieve stress in women, report a study published in the International Journal of Health Sciences. That may explain why women often reach for chocolate when they feel stressed.
Get Physical Together
Working up a sweat with your partner, not only gets the juices flowing, but it can help the two of you relieve stress and strengthen your bond. Try some rigorous activities like rock climbing, hiking, or mud running. But, don’t turn it into a competition. Remember, it’s not about who comes out on top, it’s about engaging in some physical activity together to relieve stress and bring the two of you closer together. Bonus, as little as 30 minutes of regular exercise is shown to boost sex drive in both men and women, according to the American Council on Exercise. It also increases blood flow to the genitals. So get moving!