Prepping the Oven: 8 Things You Should Be Doing Before the Clothes Come Off
In his anthem “I Want Your Sex,” the great George Michael once said, “Sex is natural, sex is good. Not everybody does it, but everybody should.” And he’s right, you should be doing it because sex is great, but there’s stuff that comes before sex, the things you do while your clothes are still on that solidify a safe, sensual experience for both yourself and your partner (or partners, if you’re lucky enough to have more than one lover). So before you strip down and do the deed, you’ll want to prime things with these foreplay tips.
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Get Your Mind Right
A sex machine like you knows the pre-game is mostly mental.
Prepare Your Vessel
No one wants to have sex with someone who smells like a foot. Wash your body, groom your pubes, and apply lotions and creams. You want to look, smell, and feel as good as possible.
Turn On The Charm
Start each meeting out like it's your first time playing the game of seduction. Nothing is less sexy than a partner that puts in no effort and then expects some ass.
That's condoms for those of you who skipped 10th grade vocab. And yes, you should have them on hand even if sex hasn't been discussed. Do like a Boy Scout and always be prepared.
Even though your body is ready, you want to get secondary ready with a breath mint or mouthwash. Why ruin a good thing with bad breath?
Practice Your Moves
Whatever your go-to moves are, be ready to use them. Especially if any of them are the floor roll Channing Tatum does. That's impressive.
Ask For Consent
Yes. Ask your partner if they're interested in being intimate. Ask them each time and gauge their reply. Respect is always sexy.
While we do not suggest screaming "Goal!", it's important to show your enthusiasm. Tell your partner you're happy to spend time with them. Make them feel important and appreciated outside of the sexual component so there can be another sexual component to look forward to in the future.
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What are your go-to moves for setting the mood? Which of ours would you incorporate into your repertoire? Let us know in the comments!