Date published: Valentines Day, 14 Feb 2016
After a few (or many) years together the sheen on your once ravishing romance may have worn off. Your idea of fun between the sheets now involves an uninterrupted, eight-hour sleep and your love life is more gloom than swoon. When it’s time to bring the spark back a trip for two can be just the trick.
Ready to end your relationship rut? We bring you 5 hot travel tips to revive that romance!
Remember that feeling when you first met and couldn’t keep your hands off each other? Scientists attribute that mad lust to spikes in dopamine; a chemical responsible for those heart-racing, adrenalin-soaring, nerve-jangling feelings. One school of thought argues that simulating those feelings with your partner, whether that be through a first-time sky dive, mountain climb or roller-coaster marathon, can pump all those feel-good chemicals back into your relationship. So the next time you find yourself plotting a romantic weekend away, remember, adrenalin leads to action.
Dare to bare
Perhaps the thought of exposing your rude bits to the world makes you cringe, but getting your kit off can reap great benefits to you and your relationship. Baring it all together can help to ramp up the adventure in your relationship and encourage you to test your sexual boundaries. You can start small, by hanging around the house in your birthday suit, to gradually working your way up to visiting a (gasp) nude beach.
Love location: Like to go au naturel in style? Why not do it at an exotic location like Vera Playa? This Spanish resort is touted as the world’s best- and only nudist resort!
Come out swinging
Now this one may not be your cup of Ginko Biloboa but if you consider yourself open-minded then hear us out. Couples who have opened up their relationships have reported greater levels of desire for their primary partner as well as improved levels of sexual satisfaction. Whilst navigating the parameters of an open relationship can be tricky, a visit to a swinger’s resort, whilst you’re already in a holiday state of mind, can be a great way to ease your way in.
Love location: You’ve heard of swingers clubs, so what about a swingers cruise? American-based swingersCruise.com offers couples the chance to chance to mingle with like-minded cruisers in a ‘clothing optional’ scenario. ‘Seas the day’ we say!
Scintillate your senses
Whilst you may not be ready for public nudity and swing clubs; there are less extreme ways to get your rocks off. Mixing it up doesn’t have to involve new partners but rather a variation in what you’re used to. A sex show, strip club or even a burlesque performance can help to build up that sexual tension so you can then focus it back on each other.
Love location: Raunchy capitals like Amsterdam and Bangkok are typically hotbeds for eye-popping sex shows; they may not all float your boat so be sure to do your research before you go.
Eat your heart out
Like to work up an appetite? It may not be news but foods such as seafood, strawberries and sweets, have long been said to contain certain erotic powers. Oysters in particular contain testosterone and libido boosting properties that make them an Aphrodisiacs delight. Chocolate of course, should be a no-brainer on your love menu; its mood enhancing effect and sensuous texture (body paint anyone?) can’t help but make you feel good. Although the science behind these supposed seducers have been disputed, there’s certainly no denying the power of suggestion. Even strong cynics can agree that a change in mindset can be just the ticket to put you in ‘the mood.’
Love location: They say Paris is the city of love, and for the ultimate foodie foray, you can’t beat Paris; the ultimate city for romance… and gastronomy. From crêpes to croissants, Paris is home to the type of cuisine sure to quell a carnal appetite.
Ready to get your love life back on track? A hedonistic holiday for two can be the perfect way to get that once fiery passion back on track. And that flame needn’t fan out once you get back home. A good dose of open, honest communication and an understanding of your partner’s needs can ensure that loving feeling lasts a lifetime.