It can be hard to feel sexy all day, every day. Because when it comes down to it, nobody feels sexy all of the time. Some days are easier than others when it comes to feeling yourself. But even on the days when you're feeling your least sexy, there are sexy things you can do in 10 minutes or less that'll help you get your groove back.
When you're feeling less than sexy, it can be tough to think about anything getting you out of your rut. But by taking any one of the following suggestions and implementing it, you might just be surprised at how quickly you can go from feeling lackluster to feeling lusty. Because it doesn't take a full day to get yourself in the mood. You don't need to be buffed and waxed within an inch of your life to light your fire. All you need are a few go-to moves that can make a world of difference in just a few minutes. So instead of relegating yourself to that less than desirable feeling, brush yourself off and take on any one of the following ways to feel sexy in 10 minutes or less. You'll thank yourself for it later.
1. Get Your Body Moving
According to Kat Van Kirk, Ph.D, marriage, family, and sex therapist and author of The Married Sex Solution: A Realistic Guide to Saving Your Sex Life, research has shown that people who exercise on a regular basis feel better about themselves, even if that just means getting your blood pumping for a few minutes. “If you feel good about yourself you tend to be more open to exploring your own body, leading to increased orgasms and even deeper bonding between you and your partner,” Van Kirk told Shape.
2. Send A Sext
According to Debra Goldstein and Olivia Baniuszewicz, authors of Flirtexting, a little bit of sexting can go a long way. If you're a sexting virgin, fear not. Goldstein and Baniuszewicz have plenty of pointers for you to get your sext on. It's easier than you might think, and it'll leave both you and your partner burning for desire.
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3. Shake Up Your Routine
Try something new. Ian Kerner , author of Love in the Time of Colic, told Redbook that you should try shaking things up with a little novelty and excitement to get your sexy on. "Hot sex is all about the anticipation of something different," he said. By changing your approach to who you are in the bedroom, both you and your partner will experience a thrill of excitement, upping the sexy stakes.
4. Share Your Fantasy
Have you always wanted to have a fling somewhere unexpected? Wanted something in the bedroom you've never asked for? Kerner told Redbook that telling your partner about your fantasies can help you get in the mood in no time at all. "It stimulates the mind in a new way and can lead to unbelievable sex," Kerner said. Let your biggest fantasies run wild, and share them with your partner. Not only will you feel sexier, you might just get what you've always wanted.
5. Wear Red
That's right, something as simple as wearing a the color red can make you feel sexier. According to researchers from the University of Rochester, red is the color you want to wear if you're preparing for a sexy night. Lead study author Adam Pazda told Women's Health that when it comes to the color red, cultural background associates the color red with sex. So the next time you need a quick pick me up? Shimmy into a red dress and see how it makes you feel.
6. Give A Little Touch
Think your touch has limited abilities? Think again. "When men or women get a soothing touch from their partner, the brain releases oxytocin, or the love hormone," Sharon Moalem, Ph.D. and author of How Sex Works told Redbook. "It reaffirms the bond between the two of you, making sex even better." So place your hand on your partner's arm, give them a little massage.
7. Make Eye Contact
According to a study published in Attention, Perception, & Psychophysics, eye contact can both increase arousal and engage attention. So rather than avoiding eye contact and playing coy? Lock eyes with your partner when you're talking to them, and get your blood pumping in the process.