How to relax with your lover

Whether you’re in your bedroom or out of the house, there are plenty of simple activities that can help you relax with your lover.

A simple touch—like holding hands or hugging for a longer amount of time—can de-stress both of you. You can also try cuddling and reading together.

Plan a date

Trying something new together is a fun way to get out of your routine. Whether it’s yoga, Thai Chi, or even gardening, doing something different can make your bond stronger with your lover.

Organize a feel-good date like volunteering or a comedy show to boost your moods. These dates will have you both leaving your cares behind and focusing on what’s important.

Go for a walk

A relaxing walk together can make you feel refreshed and closer to your partner. It can also help to reduce stress and boost your mood, especially if you’re walking by a beach or other soothing location. Try to avoid busy places to get the most out of your experience. You may even want to bring your dog along. They love walks, too!

Take a bath

A bath is all about sensual touch, sight and smell. To make the experience even more intimate, use aromatic bath salts and rose petals.

Before you get in, shower and groom yourself and prepare a stack of towels that are ready to be used.

Put on soft, romantic music and invite your lover to join you. They can undress and rub the rose scented bath salts on each other — perfect for foreplay.

Get a massage

If your partner’s love language is physical touch, learning to give a massage is a wonderful gift. Dim the lights, cue up soothing music and use a scented massage oil.

Communicate with your partner throughout the massage and ask if they’d like you to keep up the pressure or change your technique. Move around the body and make sure you get to the hands, wrists and arms.

Watch a movie

Sometimes, being close to your lover can be soothing and comforting. Watching a movie is another great way to be together.

Just make sure you pick a movie she’ll enjoy. You don’t want her to sit through a movie she hates, which can make things more stressful than relaxing. Also, choose a space that’s comfortable for the two of you to sit in.

Listen to music

Listening to music together is a great way to de-stress. Find a song that speaks to both of you and sit back and relax.

You can also try a relaxing playlist on YouTube or a podcast that you’ve both been wanting to hear. This can help bring you closer together!

You can also talk about happy memories together to remember that you’re always there for each other.

Cook a meal

Men love it when women cook, and vice versa, so this can be a great way to get some sensual foreplay going. It’s also a nice way to spend some time together and talk about past happy memories, which can be soothing and help relieve stress. After dinner, you could play a game or watch a movie together. Then, make sure to clean up before you go to bed!

Read a book

Reading together is a relaxing activity that can also strengthen your relationship. Choose a book that is fun and romantic, or one that is more sexy. Read it aloud, and then discuss the topics and ideas that are discussed in the book. You can even read a sexy poetry book together. It’s sure to be a memorable night. You will both benefit from the experience.

Play a game

Adding more laughter to your relationship is an excellent way to relax. You can even play a silly game like this sexy dice that gives you sexy prompts.

This quirky card game has you and your partner outdo each other by recounting embarrassing moments from your life. It may reveal stories you forgot about and bring new depths to your love.

It’s proven that sustained eye contact can bring lovers closer together. Take it to the next level with this question deck.

Go for a hike

Hiking can be a great way to get exercise and spend time outdoors. It can also be a great way to bond with your date and see how they handle physical exertion.

Try to go on a hike during the golden hour or after sunset for an extra romantic experience. You’ll both enjoy the beautiful scenery and be able to take plenty of pictures to post on Instagram later.