If you and your partner have fallen into a trap of hanging out on the couch every night and gorging on takeaway – it’s time to take a stand and reclaim your intimacy.
Now don’t get us wrong, there’s absolutely nothing wrong with a quiet night in on the couch flicking through Netflix (without ever actually deciding on what to watch). In fact, finding someone you can be your true authentic self around and stew on the sofa with is invaluable. But if your “Netflix and chill” has turned into passing out in a kebab-induced coma in your smelliest tracksuit bottoms, maybe it’s time to shake things up a bit.
Massaging your partner can be one of the simplest and most effective ways to rebuild intimacy and get the spark back into your sex life, and the best part about it is that it doesn’t even have to lead to full sex. In fact, incorporating more touch into your day to day life that doesn’t end up in the bedroom can be a really fun and effective way to recapture the magic. By incorporating small, surprise moments of intimacy into your everyday life, you can keep your partner on their toes and reinvigorate your relationship with a little excitement.
Give and receive
Giving and receiving massages with your partner can simply be about rediscovering each other’s bodies and experimenting with what feels good, for the sake of experimentation – without worrying about getting off. Of course, if you get swept up in the moment, don’t let us stop you.
One of the most important things about massaging your partner is to make sure you both have the time to fully enjoy the experience – so phones, tv, kids, work and all other distractions are off the table. Block out an hour or two in the evening before bed where you are both completely present (mentally and physically) to enjoy each other’s time.
CBD beauty and skincare has absolutely exploded in the last year, and cannabidiol has become wildly popular for its anti-inflammatory properties as well as it’s muscle relaxing qualities, making CBD lotion the perfect product to help you release physical tension and get in the mood to unwind with your partner.
Applying CBD topically through a massage oil or lotion means that all those active plant botanicals will be concentrated on the upper layers of the skin and muscles for optimum effectiveness, without absorbing entirely into your bloodstream. After a few minutes of CBD massage, your partner should begin to feel a deep sense of calm and relaxation.
LoveHoney have just released their very own CBD massage oil enriched with vitamin E and sweet almond oil, to leave you and your partner’s skin so irresistibly soft you won’t be able to keep your hands off each other.
If you’ve never given a massage before, don’t fret – start off simple with a back massage. Apply some CBD lotion or CBD massage oil on your partner’s back and start massaging gently in circular motions. Start off at the base of the spine with the lower back muscles, then slowly slide your hands upwards towards your partner’s shoulder blades. Then, massage the muscles on either side of the spine in small circles, working up the back slowly.
If you’re not sure if you’re doing it right – ask your partner if they want more or less pressure, or attention on a specific area. Communication is key – and it’s sexy. In fact, there’s nothing like having someone whisper “Tell me what to do” in your ear to whip your senses into a frenzy.
So the next time you and your significant other are about to settle down on the couch for a long night of channel flicking, surprise them by whipping out some CBD lotion and see where the night takes you – you’re welcome x.