Sex ideas for your first year of marriage

Don't get all embarrassed, you're about to become a married couple and you need to know these things!

From every day to once a week to once a month… sex can slip from a relationship faster than your sexy lingerie finds itself at the back of the underwear drawer.

“You need to give your sex life a regular MOT,” says psychosexual therapist and couples counsellor Cate Mackenzie.

“Once they stop dating, people tend to make less time for sex and think it will just happen, but it probably won’t. It’s important to allocate time for sex by booking regular weekends away and planning a whole morning in bed on a Sunday instead of getting up to do chores.”


If you go red in the face at the mere mention of the S-word, then you’ll be pleased hear that this is one area that doesn’t always need a face-to-face discussion.

“Try a technique called simmering,” says Cate.

“Start by thinking sexy thoughts inspired by films or books, send your other half a flirtatious message like "hey hot stuff, can't wait to see you later” and then get yourself feeling sexy with a nice bath or new lingerie. It’ll completely change the energy.” And never underestimate the sexiness of a surprise.

“When people start dating they surprise each other all the time. But when you get married you can get into a routine,” says Cate.

“Take it in turns to plan a date or surprise activity each week or month, it’s a surefire way to keep the sexiness alive.”



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