It's time for a new and better year of sex.
It's time to say goodbye to 2015 and welcome 2016. The New Year calls for all things new: A new you, new trends, new challenges. So why not develop new habits in between the sheets?
More than half of millennials report having sex on New Years Eve, according to the 2015 SKYN Condoms Millennial Sex Survey. Dr. Emily Morse, a sex expert and host of the podcast Sex With Emily, compiled five habits to adopt for better sex. After all, you made it this far, so you deserve it.
1. Be picky with who you sleep with.
Don't just go home with any random stranger you met at a bar and had a few drinks with, or the guy you've been seeing for two weeks and didn't really feel a connection with. Sleep with someone who makes you feel better about yourself so you're not regretting each sexual encounter.
"Life is too short to spend time in a relationship going nowhere. Move on from stale relationships that are holding you back," says Dr. Morse.
2. Practice safer sex.
"If you know that sex is going to happen, you might as well be prepared for it," she says.
In the throes of passion or if you've had too many drinks, it's easier to just forego safety for pleasure. Don't compromise your safety. Find condoms or birth control that work for both of you. The safer you are, the more you can enjoy the act.
3. Try "sexercising."
Dr. Morse recommends Kegel exercises because they not only allow you to be physically fit, but they make you fit in bed. Daily Kegels tighten muscles, which can give women stronger orgasms and make men last longer.
4. Make time for sex toys.
Whether it's by yourself or with your partner, vibrators enhance your sex life.
"You can get one to enhance your solo time and find those other pleasure spots," she says.
5. Speak up about what you do or don't like.
Be more proactive about your fantasies and desires in bed. Ask for what you want. Speaking up allows you to enjoy everything that life (and sex) has to offer and for that, you will find more pleasure in living.