WHEN it comes to getting down to it in the bedroom, it’s not always easy for women to be in the mood – with 50% reporting sexual problems like lack of libido or inability to orgasm.
So if you’re looking for ways to increase your other half’s sexual desire, it could be time to think outside the box with one of these techniques.
From growing your facial hair to letting her get a good night’s sleep, here are some techniques you probably haven’t heard of.
1. Grow your facial hair
If you’re looking to boost your bedroom antics, it could be worth forgoing the morning shave for a few days and growing some stubble.
Recent research published in the journal of Evolution of Human behaviour found that 10-day stubble was deemed the sexiest amount of facial hair.
2. Let her get some more sleep
No one is in the mood for anything much if they’re knackered, so letting your girl get some much needed shut-eye could be the key to boosting your sex lives.
In fact, ladies who were in relationships and got an extra hour or sleep were 14% more likely to have sex the next day.
So an early night or two could do wonders for your relationship.
3. Take a break
Sometimes a little distance is helpful if you’re in a bit of a rut – as scientists recently found that absence can actually make the heart grow fonder.
A study published in the Journal of Sex and Martial Therapy compared 717 people who had long distance relationships to 425 couples who lived near each other.
Researchers at Queen’s University in Ontario and the University of Utah found that the, “greater distance apart actually predicted more intimacy, communication and satisfaction in the relationship.”
So it could be time to book a weekend away!
4. Fill the car up
Sounds strange, but a survey by Daz laundry detergent showed that British ladies were turned on by the smell of petrol – so it could be time to get yourself down to the garage.
Other smells that had a similar effect included leather, paint and printer ink.
5. Be a bit vain
Yep, it’s true, ladies apparently do want a man who’s a bit vain and self-absorbed.
That is according to a speed-dating survey from the University of Graz in Australia, who found that the most self obsessed guys had the most sexual partners.
The researchers also found that guys with a “dark triad” of personality traits including narcissism, Machiavellianism and psychopathy had sex more often.
6. Make her laugh
Better get practising your best jokes, because making a girl laugh is a sure-fired way to turn her on, according to studies.
A French one found that men who told a joke to another man were far more likely to get the phone numbers of women who had overheard the joke.
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