5 things couples should do together
Remember that time you and your sister did that pottery class and you laughed for hours? Or that time you and your girlfriends indulged in that relaxing spa day?
It’s memories like these that bring you closer and build a strong foundation for any relationship, so isn’t it important to ensure you do the same with your partner? If you’re looking to relight the flame, build a solid foundation or simply get to know each other a little better, here are five things you should definitely do as a pair…
#1: take the time to find out what turns you on
Sex is a very important part of feeling close and connected to your partner. So it’s vital to ensure it’s pleasurable for both of you – and that sometimes involves speaking up if something isn’t quite working for you. The fact is, once you try different things and work out what feels great for each of you, you’ll enjoy a better synergy as a couple and establish a deeper connection.
We recommend including a few items from Durex into your playtime, in a bid to ensure you both reach the ‘station’. Durex Play Pure Fantasy is an intimate personal massager that’s designed for sensual pleasure. You can use it as the focus of your foreplay or make it a fun addition to what you already prefer to do. Likewise, Durex Play Warming may be just the thing that gets your guy going. The lubricant creates gentle warmth upon contact with the skin and is safe to use with condoms.
#2: laugh, a lot
If watching movies with Will Ferrell or Jim Carrey aren’t your cup of tea, why not take on a new class that neither of you have done before, such as line dancing or ice skating? Odds are you’ll be in fits of giggles as you watch the other try to take part and it’ll assist in bringing you even closer.
#3: bond over something
Starting a project together is an ingenious way to bond. Why not paint a room in your home or update a piece of furniture to fit into your current décor? DIY projects are a great way to create a shared goal. It also means getting your hands dirty, which is fun and also incredibly rewarding once the project is finished.
#4: relax together
Taking time out to relax is invaluable when it comes to any relationship, as stress is one of the major culprits in many splits. If you can’t afford a monthly couples massage, simply create your own at home. Block out at an hour and set up your own ‘massage salon’ at home, complete with a pampering massage oil and a soothing soundtrack. We recommend using Aromatherapy Associates Revive Massage & Body Oil or Eminence Organic Skin Care Mimosa Champagne Massage Oil, as they both contains a cocktail of skin-loving, nourishing ingredients such as coconut oil, jojoba oil, white grape seed oil and tokay ice wine grapes. Though, if you're after a little luxury and can get in for a couples massage - I thoroughly recommend it. I just visited the gorgeously tranquil Liangzi Health Oasis in Sydney's CBD. They're running a Valentine's promotion until the end of March where for just $330 per couple, you can both enjoy one hour of foot reflexology and a half an hour full body massage. Better still, you get treated to a glass of champagne each, a fruit tray, herbal tea and a luxury gift! Needless to say, myself and my mister were transported straight to Cloud 9. For more details, visit the Liangzi Heath Oasis website.
#5: escape on an adventure
Whether you’re under 30 or married with a mortgage and a couple of kids, it’s important to maintain a sense of fun and adventure with your partner. Instead of filling your weekend with chores, leave a weekend free, book a babysitter for the kids and set off on the road. The fact that you have nothing booked and no plans means that the world is your oyster – and you can both enjoy the thrill of not knowing what lies ahead. It may feel a little irresponsible, but boy oh boy is it fun!
What is your favourite way to bond with your partner?