5 enticing bedtime buddies
Bra-vo – Bluebella lingerie
These sleek, elegant simple designs will add a touch of va-va-voom to any early night. They’re also reasonably priced, but don’t say that out loud while in the throes of passion.
Massage the figures – Tisserand Aromatherapy
Constant physical intimacy is something you and your partner enjoyed during those first few months. Now, if you were to suggest naked cuddling several years into a relationship, you’d be laughed out of the bedroom. Turn back the clock to when you and your partner drove each other wild (in a sexual way, of course) with this Neroli & Sandalwood Body Lotion, with sensual Ylang Ylang.
Good Vibrations – Hero by Zalo
“I could be your hero, baby,” trilled Enrique Iglesias on his sultry 2001 classic. It turns out the saucy Spaniard was singing about wanting to be a cutting-edge vibrator (if his lawyers are reading, please know, this is just a joke). The Hero has been designed to indulge and titillate the clitoris with four vibration patterns and four pulse-wave modes. To misquote Enrique, it can take your breath away.
Gimme some Skyn – Cornerstone condoms
If you’re a BALANCE podcast fan, you may have heard the Cornerstone ads and know of its shaving prowess. Now they’re turning to condoms and are teaming up with Skyn. The sheaths’ synthetic latex also makes for a more pleasurable experience when compared to rubber. Plus, if you’re thrifty, the thought of 10 condoms for a tenner is enough to cause arousal.
…Or just sleep – The Art of Sleeping (out 14 November)
Of course, not everything has to be about sex. Make the most of these longer nights by just sleeping better. New book The Art of Sleeping by nutritionist Rob Hobson is crammed with tips, tricks and advice based on certain situations: when travelling, pregnant, factoring in children and more. You’ll sleep better for having this on your bedside table.