There are some important dates on everyone’s calendar, no matter who you are. In this article, Durex looks at how to make those occasions extra special for you and your partner; and how to spice up your sex life when you’ve got something to celebrate. 


Hoping that you remember, here are some ways in which you can make this particular day even better (and sexier) for your significant other.

Why not start off the day by surprising your other half with a bit of breakfast in bed? If you start the day off right for both of you, you can both reap the rewards later! Only you know what food your partner likes best, so get practising perfecting their favorite dish.

There are so many romantic activities that you can do with your partner on their birthday, but not all of them have to break the bank. Doing something as simple as a walk in the park together can cement your love for each other. Not only can it be tranquil, but taking the time to fully appreciate the nature around you, hand in hand, can bring you closer together as a couple.

After spending a fantastic day getting loved up, the nighttime can be spent getting frisky. It’s time to dim the lights, put on the candles and turn on some sexy music to get you both in the mood. To ensure nothing gets in the way of a great evening to remember, why not give yourselves an extra piece of mind by using Durex Extra Safe   for your frolics under the bedsheets? Slightly thicker, and with more lubrication than our standard condoms, they come in an easy-on shape and are perfect for those who want reassurance without sacrificing comfort. If you follow these tips, you’ll be well on your way to ensuring that your partner has a very happy birthday indeed.


It’s the time of year that everyone counts down the days to, and no matter where you travel to, or even if you stay at home, it’s a perfect time to sit back, relax, and unwind. But it can also be the perfect time, free from the stresses of work, to take intimacy to the next level with your partner. When you’ve found that perfect restaurant to have a romantic holiday dinner, treat yourselves to a glass of red wine. Just half a glass will raise your testosterone levels and make your reactions, when you get down to it, more intense. And to spice things up in more ways than one, consider eating something containing chilli peppers. Not only does its color invoke romantic connotations, but chilli peppers also stimulate endorphins, speed up heart rate and cause sweating, all which mimic how you feel when you’re aroused. If you’re not a fan of spicy food, fear not. There are other foods which can get you feeling sexy. Even something as simple as a steak can do the job. The high levels of protein in a steak boosts levels of dopamine and norepinephrine, which increases the heart rate, and this could aid in female arousal. It’s good for the guys too, as the zinc contained in steaks helps to protect against impotence.

New Year

The dawn of a New Year means for many, New Year’s resolutions. Out with the old, in with the new. And it can be a great opportunity for you and your partner to make resolutions in the bedroom. Every relationship may have a lull in passion from time to time, but it doesn’t have to be that way. One option to keep things fiery is to try out a new sex position every day for the first month of the year. That may seem like a daunting prospect,  but with over 100 sex positions to choose from in the most famous sex manual of them all, the Kama Sutra, it’s certainly possible. Having sex every day throughout the year, of course, may not be realistic, but there are certain things you can do to keep the intimacy alive. Exercise is not only good for your general health; it can have a positive impact on your sex life. Exercising your muscles, particularly the ones that you do not usually exercise, will make you more flexible when it comes to experimenting with other sex positions, and give you the stamina to have sex for longer. If you follow the mantra “start the year as you mean to go on”, it could be one hell of an electrifying year!

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