As the nights get colder, there’s no place like home. To be exact, there’s no place like your bed. Preferably with your partner. Snuggling.
But don’t let the weather outside keep you from peeling off your PJs inside. As long as you get busy in the right positions, sex can help warm you up from the inside out.
Certain sex positions can definitely generate more body heat than others. The key factors are how much skin is touching and how fast you’re moving.
Another upside of skin-to-skin contact? It may prompt your system to produce more of the feel-good hormone oxytocin. And the release of oxytocin gives you a better chance of having an orgasm.
Lay down doggy
While traditional doggy style provides almost no direct skin contact except at the pelvis, this modified version makes it easy for partners to stay close and cozy.
Spoon-style sex is the perfect pose for cold nights because your bodies are wrapped tightly together, with his front warming up your back, butt, and shoulders. It's comfortable and lazy, and you can drape a blanket over your bodies to build extra heat.
Added bonus: The little spoon gets to feel cozy as she’s cradled by the big spoon.
Don’t worry, you and your partner don’t need to be yogis to pull off the lotus position. A cross between cowgirl-style action and a bear hug, lotus begins with your partner sitting cross legged (or as close to it as is comfortable, if flexibility is an issue).
Lotus is great because again, the whole chest, from the pelvis up, is connected. That level of skin-on-skin contact will bring you two to a slow boil.
Wintertime woman on top
The woman on top position puts you in the driver's seat, but it also leaves your body exposed - no fun if cool air in the bedroom is giving you goosebumps. Turn up the heat with this modification: After you get in position, lean forward so your torso is pressed against your partner, your arms gripping his shoulders or stretched out over his head.
From there, your partner can wrap his arms around your back so you both feel extra connected, and your mouths are close enough for lots of warm kisses. Tangling your legs and playing footsie will create even more sparks.
* Visit Jenni Holdsworth's website