Views on Valentines Day are generally pretty polarized, some people embrace it and go all out with presents and activities, whereas some couples decide not to buy into the day and think it’s all a load of a marketing ploy to make you spend money.
While I do agree that people shouldn’t be encouraged to display their feelings on Valentines Day as showing how much you love and care for someone should happen all the time, but it is a nice excuse to spend some quality time together.
Too many couples get into bad habits and don’t spend enough quality time together, this could be due to long stressful jobs or having children. Regardless of whether you’ve been together a few month’s, a few years or a few decade’s dating and spending proper time with your partner is so important when it comes to preserving your relationship.
Intimacy is something which is inherently important within relationships and this doesn’t always have to be sex, it can be a feeling of closeness or togetherness and is different from each couple and each relationship.
With the rise of subscription boxes, there’s now plenty of ‘date night’ or ‘couple’ boxes and Love Drop* are the perfect one to spice up your Valentines Day as it’s designed to bring you closer together with your partner through gifts, games, activities and adult toys. The company are aware that a healthy relationship requires time, effort and investment and it can be a challenge to make time for one another and to bring spice to the bedroom.
Included in the box I received was a candle, some Lelo ‘Hex’ condoms, prompt cards, a Lelo vibrator with lube samples and a chocolate bar which didn’t last longer than ten minutes after I took the photos. Included on the prompt cards are some activities and things to try out with your partner and it’s definitely a great way of spicing up things in the bedroom.
Considering the cost of the items in the box is over £90 (excluding samples) the bi-monthly cost of £45 for the box seems pretty reasonable, especially when you can cancel at any point. Because who can put a price on your relationship right?!
Increasing intimacy doesn’t have to be all about sex though, you can create intimacy by just being close to someone which is where the Indigo Herbs Massage Oils* come in because who doesn’t love a good massage?!
I have to admit I actually prefer the fiery spicy scent of Erotic Spice as opposed to the floral, citrus female counterpart but both are very nice and very calming which is what you want for a massage oil. Indigo Herbs are passionate about their ingredients so everything is pure, natural and vegan and they’re not greasy at all like some massage oils.
Depending on how you’re feeling after your massage you may want to make use of the ‘G-Strings to No Strings’ book* even if it’s just for a laugh over the quirky illustrations which put pop culture icons like Kim Kardashian, Darth Vader and Catwomen in playful and suggestive images. The book by Ionna Vautrin is available both online via Amazon and in Urban Outfitters.