Somewhere in between the time you discover Santa is a totally made-up guy, and being old enough to start wracking up credit card debt from your holiday gifts, this time of year takes on an entirely new meaning. For many of us, the holidays still hold the magic of joy and cheer, but for others, the stress is too much. One of the first things to suffer during the "season of giving" is our romantic relationships and sex drive.

So, instead of letting the stress of the season stop you from being the best version of your sexy self, try out some of these scintillating suggestions to keep you happy, healthy ... and horny.

Rub It Out

We know what you're thinking - stress is getting in the way of your desire to have sex. Good thing that one of the best ways to unwind is to work a sensual massage into your routine. Not only does massage cause instant relaxation, it can double as foreplay too. When massaging the erogenous zones, the worry about unwrapped gifts will become a thing of the past. Set the mood and lightly scent the air with a LELO Flickering Touch Candle. This candle doubles as a mood maker and massage oil.

Create a Position Tradition

The holidays can be a time to reconnect not only with family, but also with your partner. The thrill of trying something new, like the Wedge/Ramp Combo, will not only take your mind off the holiday stress, but will also create hours of fun as you devise new ways to use it. Instead of settling in for a nap after a heavy meal, steal your partner away and work off some of those calories with this new position tradition. (Get more tips in 6 Calorie-Burning Positions That Count as Exercise.)

Bad Is the New Good

Being a little naughty isn’t always a bad thing, especially if it’s going to lead to some great sex over the holidays. Treat yourself to some Maison Close Lingerie and wear it proudly beneath your less-than-flattering Christmas sweater. Wearing something sexy, will make you feel sexy. It’s that simple. Feeling sexy also improves your confidence, which will mean success in all areas of your life, especially the bedroom.

Be Spontaneous

Quickies are just that - quick. When moments like listening to Uncle Joe’s surgery for the zillionth time have got you down, steal your lover away for a fast and furious session. However, before settling into your new holiday digs, be sure to conduct a reconnaissance mission for a quiet little spot. You never know, the shed out back may create the perfect hideaway!

Share the Joy

If you feel like you’re not going to be able to get there on your own, try a sex toy. For heterosexual couples, the Tenga SVR vibrating cock ring packs a powerful punch and is made for both partners' pleasure. Hey, sometimes we just need a little more stimulation during this time of year!

Yahtzee!

Nothing beats stress like a diversion and, as the saying goes, couples that play together, stay together. Once you put away the Monopoly set, pull out the Sexy Seduction Card Deck. These fun cards have 50 exciting sexual adventures that help to get you in the mood. Or, whip out the travel-sized Sex Games book. This perfect travel companion is great for when holiday travel forces you to take those sexy games on the road.

Now go out there. You can do this thing called the holidays. In reality, it’s really only a day (or two, possibly three). Once it’s over, you will be remarkably relieved. Just make sure you keep the great sex going right into the New Year!

This article was originally published by Liberator Unzipped. It is republished with permission.

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