While having sex, it’s important to keep in mind a few things to ensure both the partners have a good time.

So, here are a few things people should do before having sex.

Consent

Whether you are married or in a relationship, you should always seek the consent of the other person before having sex.

Also, a lot of people have this misconception that only the consent of the woman is important. But consent is not gender-specific and both the parties should agree to it before having sex.

Hygiene

Nothing can be a big turn off than a partner who has a poor sense of hygiene.

To ensure that your breath smells fresh, you can rinse your mouth with a mouthwash or chew a piece of gum.

In case, you have been outside for long and sweating, it would be a good idea to take a bath before having sex.

Protection

Using protection is very important unless you are planning for a family.

If you are not aware of the sexual history of your partner, you should use protection like a condom to avoid the risk of getting infected by sexually-transmitted diseases.

Keep a tube of lubricant handy

A lot of people underestimate the power of a humble tube of lubricant.

Did you know lack of lubrication can limit the pleasure you derive from having sex?

The surrounding

To heighten the pleasure of having sex, it’s important to make love in the right place.

That is the reason why the surrounding plays an important role.

In case your room is messy and stinky, do you think it will help you have a better time?

Build the mood

Now imagine this—making love to your partner while soft music plays in the background and the glow and fragrance of aromatic candles remind both of an exotic place.

It’s important to have sex in a relaxed mood.

Foreplay

Take it slow. Treat sex like a dessert ending a seven-course meal.

Now foreplay is the dish that is served before the much-awaited sweet delights.

The more you engage in foreplay, the more pleasure you derive from lovemaking.