Those of us who decide to set New Year’s resolutions often tend to focus on improving our lives by cutting down on indulgences—eating fewer chocolates, reducing our alcohol intake, and spending less time in our pj’s binge-watching Netflix. 

While such goals are admirable, we want to encourage women to do more this year—especially when it comes to sexual pleasure. 

Research shows that the “orgasm gap” between men and women is real. According to a study published in 2018,  while 95% of heterosexual males orgasm while sexually intimate, just 65% of heterosexual women do. 

These numbers are really dismal, especially considering that orgasms provide a remarkable range of health benefits, from reduced stress to improved sleep.

There’s freedom in pleasure, and we believe that by focusing on sexual growth, you can make the orgasm gap a thing of the past and vastly improve the connection you have with your spouse, your body and your libido.

Ready to begin? 

Here are ten funn resolutions for a sexier (and steamier) 2022.

1. Have more sex

There are several benefits to having more sex. Higher levels of sexual activity are associated with favorable effects such as decreased blood pressure, reduced stress, more intimacy, and even a lower divorce rate in couples.

Sex is associated with a higher quality of life, having several emotional, psychological, and physical advantages.

Among these benefits are the following:

  • Improved self-esteem
  • Higher levels of happiness.
  • Stress reduction
  • Better sleep quality
  • Improved physical fitness.
  • Improved brain function
  • Improved immune function
  • Reduced pain levels
  • Weight loss may be aided.
  • Positive cardiac effects

But what does having more sex actually mean (since this could vary from one person to the next)? Most couples have sex once a week on average (the frequency varies with age). 

According to research, adults in their 20s have sex approximately 80 times each year, whereas those in their 60s have sex approximately 20 times per year. Using this as a benchmark, aim to have sex at least once a week, and any extra is a bonus!

2. Make time for solo pleasure

Masturbation may feel self-indulgent, and that’s because it is—in the greatest possible way! Nonetheless, according to a nationwide poll conducted by Indiana University, one in every five women has never masturbated, with just 40.8% having masturbated in the previous month. 

Consider dedicating more time to solo sexual enjoyment in the next year. The more you understand your body and recognize what feels good and what doesn’t, the more you can bring into partner sex. 

And if you’re not having sex with a partner, then you’ll bring yourself loads more pleasure.

3. Focus on foreplay

Sex Resolutions - focus on foreplay

For the vast majority of women, research has shown that intercourse alone is unlikely to elicit orgasm—but a little foreplay can go a long way. Most women require some time to transition from their day to their sexy time. That is exactly what foreplay does.

Foreplay might begin many hours before actually getting it on. Start by having a lengthier, lingering hug as you say your goodbyes in the morning. During the day, send flirty texts, and during your commute, read or listen to erotic fiction. 

Make time for kissing, touching, and massaging during in-the-moment foreplay. This enables the body to truly experience a higher level of pleasure, followed by satisfaction.

Sex Resolutions - eat more healthy

Everyone’s sex drive is different, and a low sex drive can be caused by various factors such as hormonal changes, fatigue, stress, and alcohol. Relationship issues or constant exhaustion can also be related to a lack of libido alongside an underlying medical problem. 

However, were you aware that what you eat could significantly impact how strong or weak your sex drive is? 

Boost your libido by eating more of the following:

Vitamin A: This vitamin is present in eggs, milk, meat, orange or yellow fruits, and vegetables and is required to produce sex hormones.

Magnesium: A sufficient amount of magnesium will not only help you have a better night’s sleep but can boost a waning sex drive. 

Magnesium can be found in nuts, seeds, eggs, whole grains, brown rice, and dark green leafy vegetables.

Vitamin C: Although vitamin C is more commonly associated with treating common colds, it can also impact your sex life. Citrus fruits and vegetables are high in vitamin C.

Selenium: Brazil nuts are a rich source of selenium: a single serving every day will result in a noticeable increase in your libido. Broccoli, cabbage, mushrooms, onions, whole grains, and shellfish contain it.

Zinc: Found in pulses, whole grains, eggs, seafood, red meat, and cheese, zinc is an essential element for general health. Scientists think that zinc deficiency may have a role in sterility or infertility.

B vitamins: Brown rice, shellfish, green leafy vegetables, meat, and wholegrain bread are high in B vitamins. Vitamin B12 deficiency may lead to a lack of pleasure during climax.

Iron: Iron is essential for sustaining your level of sexual arousal. It’s found in red meat, egg yolk, green vegetables, and dried fruits.

Vitamin E: Vitamin E is important for stamina and energy, but it is also helpful for blood circulation. It can be found in eggs, oily fish, and dairy products. 

It is also known as a “sex vitamin” since it boosts blood flow and oxygen to the genitalia.

5. Experiment with a new position or move

sex resolutions - experiment with a new position or move

Changing up your sexual routine might be daunting if you aren’t particularly sexually adventurous, yet a small amount of risk can yield great rewards.  

Simply attempting something new with your spouse might help you feel closer to them. It may be a slight tweak to a position you already know and enjoy, or it could be a totally new one. It could be as big or as small, as daring or as humdrum as you and your spouse prefer.

6. Explore a new erogenous zone

sex resolutions - explore new erogenous zones

Women’s bodies are rich with erogenous zones, some of which you may only uncover if you look for them! (Did you know the forearm is one of the most sensitive parts of a woman’s body?) Have a steamy date night in. 

Take the time to explore your partner’s body from head to toe. Orgasm is not the goal here. The idea is to respond to the question, What else feels good? What else turns me on?

7. Explore different places to have sex

Let’s face it: living in the midst of a pandemic and dealing with the monotony of quarantine took a toll on most people’s lives, particularly our sexual live. We woke up and washed our hands. We had a Zoom meeting and then washed our hands. 

We change our sweatpants to night sweats, wash our hands, and then fall asleep in front of Netflix. It wasn’t exactly a regimen that encouraged creativity! 

But that doesn’t imply we’re all destined to a sexless existence. Variety is the spice that keeps a healthy sex life hot when done responsibly. Experiment with sex a whole lot more in 2022. Instead of restricting yourself to your bedroom, consider having sex in the following locations:

  •  In your car
  •  Your backyard
  •  On the Beach
  •  In the Kitchen
  •  The bathroom (yep, sex in the shower is fantastic!)
  •  On your living room floor
  •  Your balcony
  •  In nature (think nature trail, forest etc.)

At times, all it takes is a change of scenery to spice up your love life. Try a few of these places out–see what floats your boat, and don’t be afraid to try new things throughout your home.

sex resolutions - find new places to have sex

Let’s face it: living in the midst of a pandemic and dealing with the monotony of quarantine took a toll on most people’s lives, particularly our sexual live. We woke up and washed our hands. We had a Zoom meeting and then washed our hands. 

We change our sweatpants to night sweats, wash our hands, and then fall asleep in front of Netflix. It wasn’t exactly a regimen that encouraged creativity! 

But that doesn’t imply we’re all destined to a sexless existence. Variety is the spice that keeps a healthy sex life hot when done responsibly. Experiment with sex a whole lot more in 2022. Instead of restricting yourself to your bedroom, consider having sex in the following locations:

  •  In your car
  •  Your backyard
  •  On the Beach
  •  In the Kitchen
  •  The bathroom (yep, sex in the shower is fantastic!)
  •  On your living room floor
  •  Your balcony
  •  In nature (think nature trail, forest etc.)

At times, all it takes is a change of scenery to spice up your love life. Try a few of these places out–see what floats your boat, and don’t be afraid to try new things throughout your home.

8. Keeping up with your Kegels

sex resolutions - keeping up with your kegels

You are probably well aware of the fact that Kegel exercises can make a difference to your sex life. 

Start doing them regularly and you may experience a noticeable difference in bed. (Read this article if you’re unsure what the Kegel deal is all about.)

9. Indulge yourself with new sex toys

sex resolutions - indulge yourself in sex toys

 

Chances are that if you’re reading this, you’re either already a FemmeFunn client (and completely sold when it comes to the magic that sex toys can add to your sexual repertoire), or you’re curious about exploring your sexuality and bringing sexy back into your love life. 

Either way, consider spicing up your sex life by spoiling yourself (and perhaps your SO) with a new toy (or sex toys) for 2022. We guarantee that your year will definitely start with a bang.

Now is the perfect opportunity to refocus on self-care so that you may start the year feeling fantastic and keep showing up as your best self throughout the year. 

Enjoying a healthy sex life is one of life’s great pleasures; sexually empowering you and providing you with the self-confidence to face the world. Give your sex life a boost to make this year one of the greatest you’ve ever had! 

2022 will be YOUR year… and with FemmeFunn in your corner, you can be sure that this year will be sublime.