Snowed in? Here's how to fill your day at home with love.
So winter storm Hercules left you stuck at home today? What's there to do? Actually, a whole lot. Grab your sweetheart or the Blizzard BF you snagged on Craigslist and get cozy — these snow day activities will keep the two of you warm.
1. Toasting By An Open Fire
What better opportunity to say "cheers" to the new year than when the two of you are trapped indoors alone together? Grab a couple of your fanciest glasses, put a flame in the fireplace (or at least light a bunch of candles) and whip out the good stuff! Have each of you make a toast saying the things you’re most excited to do together this year, as well as why you're happy that he's the one you're stuck inside with.
2. Adventurous Angels
When was the last time you let your inner kid out and just ran outside, then plopped into the snow without a care in the world? Show him your young-at-heart, wildly sweet side by suggesting a snowball fight or some snow angels. No snow where you are? Take a walk and embrace the fresh air. Afterward, come back indoors for hot, sweet cocoa (preferably spiked with a bit of Bailey’s or even whiskey for added warmth!) and an even hotter shower together.
3. Flurry Of Fantasy
Does your honey have any particular wishes regarding costumes or situations? For example, if he or she has confessed a strong affinity for student/teacher situations, perhaps you could hike up your naughtiest plaid skirt and unbutton a pretty white blouse to achieve the fantasy. When you're home alone and there's nothing likely to disturb your time together, you're more likely to feel confident in taking your time, easing into the sexy roleplay and getting the most satisfaction out of it.
4. All Fun & Games
Looking to reveal your inner child in a less chilly way than going outdoors? Try playing a fun board game together that you both loved during youth, but give it a grown-up wager: whomever wins gets to coordinate any sexy time that evening. If you've always wanted to try a blindfold but were afraid to tell your partner, now could be the time.
5. Old-Fashioned Evening
Are both of you interested in occasionally recreating the old times? Grab a few vintage movies, mix yourselves a couple Manhattans and create a romantic playlist using classics by Frank Sinatra, Cole Porter and any others from eras past that you love. Once you both are good and ever-so-slightly tipsy, dim the lights and have a little dance to your favorite romantic song. I strongly recommend Edith Piaf’s "Hymne à L’Amour."
Another reason to be more addicted to your iPhone more than you were five minutes ago—it's what sets you apart from those sex deprived Droid freaks.
According to Match.com's Singles In America survey, 55 percent of iPhone users said they’d had sex at least once per month over the past year. For Android users, it was 51 percent. There's no app for that, folks. No wait, actually there's tons.
Does that annoying couple who can't keep their hands off each other at the dinner table happen to have a TV in their bedroom? Well, here's one more reason to hate them: they're having a sh*tload of sex.
A study found that those who have a television in their room get twice the action than those who do not. The reason, as you may guess, is that they can easily watch something erotic to get them in the mood. Take that, iPads.
"Just one of the guys" translates to "a woman who has lots of sex," says science. But no, she's not sleeping with these guy friends, her active sex life has to do with sexual rivalry.
A study, published in the Journal of Comparative Psychology, showed that men in relationships are more attracted to their partners when they think (even subconsciously) that they could be cheating on them. Go figure.
6. Miami Residents
If you were contemplating making the move to the city where the heat is (really) on, be assured you will be having a lot more sex—especially if you're from Minnesota.
According to Trojan's Degrees Of Pleasure study, Miami residents are having the most sex in the country. At 102 times a year, Miamians are 59 percent more sexually active than residents of Minneapolis-St. Paul. And the fun doesn't stop there—they also reported the nation's longest sex seshes: 35 minutes on average.
Another group who gets it on all the time? Artists and poets, It may not surprise you since artists are more liberal and progressive, but a 2005 study found that artistic communities have 233 percent more sexual partners than people who aren't artists or poets.
Could one of the worst habits for your health also be the secret to an active sex life?
A study found that smokers are 10 percent more sexually active than nonsmokers. And, those who drink and smoke are almost 200 percent more sexually active than those who do neither. Smokers these days are risk-takers and often light up to relax and look sexy—and I guess it's working. Though moving to Miami would be the healthier option.
All those ladies who have height on their list of dealbreakers, do you know what you're missing? Well, lots of sex for starters!
A study published in the Journal of Sexual Medicine looked at the sex lives of heterosexual men who have steady female partners and found that the lucky dudes getting it on the most were 25-29, less than 172 lbs — and 5 foot 9 or under. See, size does matter. Bow chicka bow wow.
A study found that jews and agnostics are 20 percent more active in the bedroom than Catholics and Protestants, which makes sense because there tends to be more guilt associated with the Christian religions.
Another study found that over 2X as many observant married Jewish women have sex three to six times per week as married women in general. Mazel to that.
John Stamos, delicious yogurt, Santorini—just when you thought the Greeks had it all, science has to make us even more jealous with another fact—they're sex gods and goddesses.
Honestly, who cares about not winning the World Cup when your country can boast that their residents do it more than anyone across the globe!
A Durex survey revealed 87 percent of Greeks surveyed had sex at least once a week. Next up was Brazil (obviously) at 82 percent. As for the USA? We're pretty behind at 53 percent. Womp.