3 Sex Mistakes You Should Avoid

Are these mistakes hurting your sex life?

whiting out a mistake

Over the course of the last month, we collected 1,300 reader responses for an Astroglide-sponsored survey all about sex. The results were both fun and fascinating. For example, we learned that 37 percent of YourTango fans have had sex in a park, while just under 3 percent have joined the mile-high club. We also got glimpses into where, when and how our users are hooking up, and—from the results—compiled three major mistakes we all should avoid when it comes to sex. 


1. Only doing it at night. Let's face it. We are all busy people with busy schedules and busy lives. Therefore, we tend to reserve sex for after dark. It only makes sense that we do the deed after work hours, when the kids are tucked into bed. Although this is logical, it is crucial to realize that sex in the mornings and afternoons can be just as hot. 

According to our survey, 58 percent of YourTango fans have the right idea and reported that they prefer sex at any time of the day. Twenty percent said they prefer sex at night, 14 percent love morning sex and just 8 percent said they most prefer an afternoon delight. Whether it be on the weekends, on a vacation or during a lunch break, be sure to spice up your sex routine by having some fun in the mornings and afternoons as well as after sunset. 4 New And Fun Ways To Use Lube With Your Man


2. Limiting sex to the bedroom. Obviously, sex in the bedroom is convenient and comfortable. But, there are so many other fun and exciting places to get it on. Doing it outside of the bedroom can take your sex life to a whole new level. While 11 percent of survey respondents have been bold enough to have sex in a movie theater, many of our users got even more creative than that!

YourTango fans have had sex in a school parking lot, in the press box of a major football stadium, in the Macy's dressing room, inside of a clock tower, in a photography darkroom, on a grand piano and in a graveyard. While we do advise caution when getting frisky outside the bedroom, we also know there's something to spontaneous sex. Don't be afraid to ditch the squeaky mattress for one of these exciting spots.

3. Skipping the lube. Seventy-five percent of YourTango fans use lube to enhance their sex lives and we applaud them.

For the remaining quarter of you not using lube: next time you're at the grocery store, don't be afraid to slip a bottle of Astroglide personal lubricant into your cart. Keep in mind that personal lubricants react to body chemistry just as perfumes do. As a result, lubricant can feel more slippery to some than others. You may have to test out a variety of different lubes until you find the right one for you. Need more convincing? Check out these 10 good reasons to use lube


Avoiding these common mistakes will help you live the hot, adventurous sex life that you deserve. Remember, life is too short for boring, predictable sex.  

More Juicy Content From YourTango: