Two Approaches to Sex in the Winter

In sex, as in life, there is a whole spectrum of experiences out there.  While we typically steer clear of saying things fall into only two categories, we tend to find that how people approach sex in the winter can easily skew to either end of that spectrum.  On one end there’s the hibernation approach - you’re wearing your “5-pound winter coat,” are in a post-holiday slump, and have bonded with your unshaved body parts (“hey, now they’re insulated!”).  With darker days and seasonal depression affecting moods it’s easy to take a pass when it comes to sex.  The problem is, the hibernation approach can cause a sluggish cycle.

Sex is a great mood-booster and helps both your physical and mental health.  When you skip it in favor of couch time, you give up an opportunity to connect with your partner, brighten your spirits, and have fun.  We suggest you take the opportunistic approach to winter sex: the days are shorter, the nights are longer, and if you’re going to spend time in bed, you might as well get something out of it.  Hit the sheets with your partner and take this as an opportunity to spend some more one-on-one time together.  Now is a great time to mix it up by adding a new lube or toy to the mix.  Enjoy yourself and remember: Netflix will still be there when you’re done.

January 11, 2016 by Tanya Gallagher

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