Sensual relaxation strategies to enhance your sexual well-being

Much has been written about how important relaxation is for your health, in reducing stress levels and alleviating mental health issues. But beyond that, it makes us calmer, helps us relieve physical tension, and clears our mind. When our blood begins to flow more easily around the body, we feel more energetic and positive.

With that in mind, is it any surprise that we experience the best and most pleasurable sex when we are totally relaxed?

By taking conscious steps towards relaxation, you open a path to enhanced sensual well-being and better overall health.

Be mindful of the value of relaxation for your well-being

Thinking of relaxation as a process is a good way to help you mitigate the effects of stress and pressure on your mind and body. This will allow you to be more mindful of the benefits from relaxation throughout your daily routines, rather than thinking of relaxation as a task with a deadline to be ticked off your to-do list. Give yourself some deliberate extra time and space to look after yourself, boost your mood and free your mind.

Easier said than done, perhaps – stress can be a vicious cycle. Fortunately, there are numerous ways that can help you grapple with the stress of everyday life and bring your body and mind back into balance.

For some inspiration, take a look at our varied range of sensual relaxation essentials that offer peaceful and pampering moments that can also be shared with your partner.

How to boost sensual relaxation

Take the stress out of sex

Communication and talking about sex isn’t overrated. Everyone’s communication style is different, but most people feel a deeper sexual connection if they talk before sex. Communication invites intimacy and brings you closer to each other.

Telling your partner how much you want them or what you want to do to them before sex helps to develop arousal, but creative foreplay also offers plenty of other ways to relax and turn up the sensuality.

Enjoy a sensual massage

Is there anything better for enhancing intimacy and arousal than an erotic massage? Nothing says care and attention like giving your partner a long, drawn-out, lustful massage. Massages are an excellent way to boost your pleasure and dissolve stresses and tensions.

Explore your partner’s body and discover which areas are particularly sensitive to your touch – start with a full-body rubdown before focusing on their pleasure zones, and let them enjoy an enchanting journey. Massage connects you physically and emotionally with your partner and increases the intimacy you share.

You can take arousing foreplay to whole new levels with our sensual massage oils, which include sexy invigorating oils, flavoured body massage oils and luxurious massage lotions. If you want some extra magic, whip out a magic wand massager – this offers a seamless transition between relaxing muscle massage and erotic foreplay massage. Glide the wand closer to the erogenous zones for arousing pulses of pleasure.

Browse our full range of massage oils and gels. If you’re curious to combine your erotic massage with sensual temperature play, choose something from our range of wonderful massage candles.

For a massage oil that stimulates all your senses, we recommend the Me You Us Natural Warming Massage Oil (pictured).

Me You Us Natural Warming Massage Oil 150ml | Massage Oil | Me You Us | Bodyjoys
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The Natural Warming by Me You Us is a massage oil specially formulated to provide warmth to your sensual play – perfect if you are looking for a little more than just a relaxing massage. An erotic, drawn-out, lustful massage is perfect for increasing the intimate bond between you and your partner. Feel free to slather as much as you like on your or your partner’s desired body areas for a sensuous and slippery endeavour.

If you’re looking for an oil best suited for both long sensual massages and extended erotic encounters, then opt for the ID Velvet Body Glide Silicone Lubricant (pictured).

ID Velvet Body Glide Silicone Lubricant 200ml | Silicone-Based Lube | ID Lubricants | Bodyjoys
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The luxurious ID Velvet lubricant is the epitome of sophistication, providing superior pleasure for those who desire long-lasting and friction-free intimacy. ID Velvet only uses the purest and highest-grade silicone in its formula.

Indulge in an erotic bath

Treat yourself to a soothing, sumptuous bubble bath and let the water wash away your stresses, tensions and worries. To make your bath an extra special treat, add some magic with our salts, bubble bath and gels, all designed with pampering in mind.

Some products contain activity cards for couples, providing you with all sorts of sensual and romantic bath-time ideas for you and your lover to explore together. If you’re feeling up for something steamier, keep some bath sex toys to hand.

Shop our exciting range of bath essentials, switch off and treat yourself to a hot soak.

Want to heat up the bath tub? Take a look at Passion Bath Salts & Suggestion Cards (pictured).

Passion Bath Salts | Bath Essential | Kheper Games | Bodyjoys
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Heat up your bath tub without using the hot water! Each passion activity card contains suggestions and ideas for relationship enriching sensual games you and your partner can experience together in the bath tub.

Increase your arousal

Sometimes, you just can’t get in the mood. Or maybe you want to have sex, but you can’t seem to get the energy going. You’re not alone in this, especially if you’re feeling nervous or a little down. This doesn’t have to hold you back, however. If you’re feeling up for a little fun and pleasure, products such as arousal oils and gels can easily help you get in the mood and let go of whatever else is on your mind.

Our arousal oils and gels are designed to help you relax, ease discomfort and cancel your worries. Immerse yourself in sensual pleasure with these sensual products that encourage blood flow to your erogenous zones, making your hot spots more sensitive and heightening sexual pleasure.

These wonderful mood boosters are equally amazing for solo play or moments of intimacy with your partner.

Browse our full range of arousal oils and gels and we are sure you’ll find your favourite(s).

If you’re looking for a gel that gets you hot in more ways than one, opt for the Shiatsu Stimulation Spray (pictured).

Shiatsu Stimulation Spray For Women 30ml | Arousal Oil | Shiatsu | Bodyjoys
Regular price £19.99
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The stimulation spray for women by Shiatsu is applied in the intimate area. The spray’s ingredients warm and stimulate blood circulation to increase the sensitivity of your clitoris and labia.

Celebrate foreplay

Foreplay is an essential part of the sexual experience. People often don’t realise that this can mean more than simply using fingers or tongue to smooth the way for penetrative sex.

Foreplay isn’t just a great way to get into the mood – it is often needed in order to raise arousal levels high enough to orgasm. But if you think of foreplay as a source of relaxation, you may wish to engage in a bit more of it!

The act of foreplay doesn’t just need to start with touching each other. In fact, the whole process can begin much earlier than this. Foreplay can start before you even see you partner – by sending them naughty messages in anticipation, you can level up the anticipation. You can also prepare by setting the scene, planning an outfit, and so on.

Foreplay can be a huge part of a sexual as well as an emotional experience, so don’t miss out on the pleasures and benefits of prolonged, sensual foreplay.

Take a plunge into our curated range of stimulating foreplay products to find something that stimulates your senses and relaxes your body.

Want to try it all? Kinky, erotic, sensual, sexy excitement…opt for the First Kinky Sexperience Complete Starter Kit (pictured).

First Kinky Sexperience Complete Starter Kit | Erotic Bondage Set | LoveBoxxx | Bodyjoys
Regular price £59.99
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The First Kinky Sexperience Starter Set from Loveboxxx offers you the perfect selection of bondage accessories if you and your partner are curious about BDSM and want to introduce a little kink play into your love and sex life. This bondage starter set is a great choice for couples and consists of sensual sex toys and essentials for many exciting evenings in your bedroom. The beautifully designed box also makes the BDSM starter set a perfect gift.

Final thoughts

If sex hasn’t been offering quite the release you deserve, we hope that these suggestions provided solutions, strategies and inspiration for enhancing your well-being with some deep relaxation.

Our relaxation products are designed to stimulate your body, unwind your mind, and encourage you to explore new sensual experiences. With our offering, you are sure to enjoy intimate moments and tantalizing sensations, while simultaneously relieving stress, improving confidence and boosting overall well-being in every aspect of your life.