My no-kids vacation with my husband is rapidly approaching so I have sex and romance on the brain. It's our once a year (twice if we're lucky) chance to escape the everyday madness that comprises our lives.
I recently wrote about what discreet sex toys would be good to take on a vacation, but a romantic vacation is not comprised solely of small sex toys.
So here are a few other items that I'm taking with me to enhance the romance:
Lubricant: Everyone needs a little extra from time to time. And you don't want to be stuck without it. I like to pack Oceanus Naturals' Sensual Massage ($17.99) because it can be used both as lube and for massage. Multi-use means I have more room in my bag!
Sexy lingerie: I rarely wear lingerie at home. My loungewear is usually a t-shirt and a pair of pajama pants. But I always pack something sexy to wear on the trip, like a lacy, silky teddy. Even if it's just going to be taken off, the initial effect is worth it! For both of us.
Erotica: I enjoy reading erotica. A good erotic novel or short story can get my heart rate going. Sexy and risqué. I've never read it with my husband but we're going to try it this trip while sitting by the pool or lying on our hotel bed. And see what happens! I'm bringing along an anthology titled Best Women's Erotica 2010 ($10.85). I'm sure we'll get some inspiration from it.
Music: The right music can do so much to set the mood. Certain songs take me back to when my husband and I were just starting to date. Others remind me of our wedding. I have Etta James' Love Songs ($8.47) on my iPod. Her music makes me want to slow dance. Make up your own playlist of sexy songs and download them before you leave.
I think I've packed up everything I need for my romantic and intimate getaway with my husband. And as soon as I finish cleaning the kitchen, I'll be ready to go to the airport. Because truthfully, nothing is more of a turn-off to me than walking into a dirty house after I've been on an amazing trip.
What goes in your suitcase to enhance the romance?
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