15 June, 2009

Put mindblowing sex back on menu

REMEMBER when sex was like a seven-course feast? You never knew what was coming, every mouthful left you tingling and by the end of it, you were satisfied.

Nowadays it’s more like Two-Minute Noodles: quick, convenient, but you wouldn’t want it every night.

To put great sex back on the menu, you’ve got to put it on the brain.

“Great sex starts in the mind,” says body+soul’s sex and relationship columnist Gabrielle Morrissey.

“Turning on your brain hours or days before you have sex triggers your libido into action.”

Here’s how.

Prime up for sex

Why is it that men can go from watching a slice-them-up scene in Dexter to getting into bed and feeling instantly horny, while women get into bed and start thinking about everything from the kids’ lunches to work?

“Women access different parts of the brains for multi-tasking, whereas men generally focus on one thing before moving on to the next,” Dr Morrissey says.

Studies show women need a transition time of 10-30 minutes between activities, so turn off the TV and take a sensual time-out before hitting the sack.

A loving foot massage or warm aromatherapy bath will do the trick. Researchers from Toho University in Japan say lemon, sandalwood, chamomile and bergamot are the best oils for arousal.

After your bath, lavish each other in a sensual body cream, focusing your attention on every stroke to get your mind and body ready for sex.

Just say, “Yes, yes, yes…” Read on >>

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