Your bedroom has three main purposes. One is providing a comfortable place to sleep. The second is storing your wardrobe and making it convenient to get dressed each morning. And the third involves getting undressed and into bed, but not because it?s bedtime it?s time for something much more fun. If you share your bedroom with a partner, then it?s the likeliest spot in your home for intimate encounters.
So why not keep everything you might need for a sexy good time right there where you?ll need it? After all, when the mood strikes, you don?t want to break it with a ten-minute search for your lovemaking necessities. So go ahead and stock the following 12 items where they?ll be right at hand next time your bedroom starts sizzling.
1. ?Candles:?The romantic glow of a candle is so hard to deny, it?s practically a clich?. But there?s a reason candles are at the top of the sexy list: they give just enough light to see your partner without being overly bright, the glow of a flame is universally flattering to every complexion, the dance and sway of the flame is very sensuous, and scented candles perfume the air with just enough fragrance to tickle your nose. Choose jasmine, rose, patchouli, vanilla or sandalwood: all scents said to be aphrodisiacs.
2.?Mints:?Ugh, morning breath is not conducive to romance.
Keep a small tin of Altoids or other breath mints tucked away in your nightstand drawer, and you can freshen your breath without breaking the mood by heading to the bathroom and the toothbrush.
3.?Music or white noise:?It?s hard to let down your guard and get in the mood if you hear your teens playing a video game in the living room, or the blare of outside traffic is relentless.
It?s also hard to relax if you fear being overheard by those same teens, or you don?t want to wake up your baby sleeping nearby. Either way, a sound machine that plays white noise or nature sounds is one way to create a cocoon of pleasant sound around your bed. Or even better, create a playlist of the songs or music that get you and your partner in the groove, and switch it on when things start to heat up.