I’m sure many of you have heard or experienced how vacation sex can be more fun and exciting than sex at home. If you hadn’t heard or experienced this, well there is actually some statistical evidence behind it now! Research commissioned by the US Travel Association found that couples who vacation together have a significantly higher quality sex life! More than half the couples in the study even stated that time for intimacy and sex was one of the important reasons of travelling together. So if vacation sex is really that much better, lets look at why, and how couples can bring that spice home!
Traveling brings out your adventurous side:
In multiple studies, researchers found that individuals were more likely to engage in riskier or thrill seeking behavior while they were on vacation. When you combine that with alone time with your partner, you are more likely to spice up your sex life while on vacation. This may mean simply changing up from your “go to” position, or adding lingerie into the mix! Whatever it is, couples had more fun together while on vacation, including in vacation sex.
Traveling together gives you more time to be intimate:
In the normal routine of life, it can be hard to find time to really be intimate with your partner. Especially if you have children! Foreplay should also be an important part of your sex life with your partner. However, if you don’t have time in your everyday hustle and bustle, you may be missing this. If sex is looked at like a chore at home, vacation can be different. You no longer have to be up early for work the next day or other daily things like that. This means you can relax and enjoy each other.
So now, how do you take this vacation sex high, and bring it home with you too!
The first step is to change up your routine:
As mentioned above, couples can get really stuck in their habits and routines. It can be hard to find any open time. Because of this, one way to bring some fun of vacation sex home, is to schedule it in! This does not necessarily mean you have to schedule every time you have sex. It simply means to make sure there is a chunk of time blocked off to be intimate with one another. This leads into my second point, break the routine of sex too.
Change up your sex routine:
Just like people get stuck in habits and patterns in their daily and work life, you can get stuck in patterns and habits in your sex life too. On vacation it is easier to change things up and get a little adventurous. Add spice into your sex life at home too. Whether that means trying a body oil massage before sex, adding lingerie in at home, or simply trying a new position like you would on vacation. Whatever the case, try something new with your partner.
And if you get particularly stuck, try a staycation! Find a hotel in your home town and treat yourself and your partner to a getaway for a night.
If you and your partner are struggling with the emotional connection in concerns to sex, you may need to seek professional help. The office that I recommend is Family Therapy Associates of Jacksonville. Check out their website here. And if you’ve been wanting to get away on a real vacation, check out the Luxe Couples Retreat! We have one leaving in just a few weeks, and one at the end of summer (September 2019).