Another year has come and gone, and Valentine’s Day is once again upon us. If you’re in a relationship (or not) you may be anxious about what to plan for either yourself or your partner. But you’re not alone. We think this day should be a day for single folks and couples to enjoy themselves, feel the love, and enjoy their sexuality. So whether you have the perfect Valentine’s Day already planned out or are just starting to compile ideas, we’ve got you covered. Stick around for some tips on planning an unforgettable Valentine’s Day.
It’s All About Anticipation
Setting the mood starts way before February 14th. For many people, anticipation is a huge turn-on. So if you want to plan an extra hot Valentine’s Day, start thinking about little ways to set the mood beforehand; this will help you slowly turn up the heat until it’s ready to boil come time for date night. If your partner is up for it, why not engage in some teasing throughout the day? This could include surprise pecks on the neck, an impromptu quickie, or a dirty text. The key here is to up the ante and intensity the closer you get to Valentine’s Day.
Don’t Forget Communication
This one’s an oldie but a goodie—communication. If you want to plan a date that your partner will never forget, you should probably get a sense of what their preferences or expectations are. However, try to avoid questions that put all the onus on them like, “What do you want to do for Valentine’s Day?” Instead, say something that shows you’ve already thought it through. For example, you could say, “I’ve got some plans in the works for us. Any requests?” Keeping the conversation playful can be a fun turn-on. Think of it this way—you want your partner to leave that conversation feeling heard and confident that you’ve got this.
But before we get into any specific plans, it’s important to note that planning something special shouldn’t be done with the expectation that sex will always happen. Sure, it’s definitely part of the fun, but nothing is less sexy than making your partner feel like they owe you for making thoughtful plans. At the end of the day, you know your partner and your relationship the best. So, the goal is to enjoy one another in a sensual and sexy environment where no one feels pressured.
What To Plan?
You may have landed on this page on a quest for ideas on what to plan. Well, look no further! These tips will help you plan an extra hot Valentine’s Day for you and your partner. As you’ll see, planning an unforgettable date doesn’t need to cost you an arm and a leg. By the same token, a costly date night doesn’t automatically mean it was a successful one. Ultimately, it’s all about knowing your partner and your relationship, and putting thought into your plans.
Give a Sexy Gift
For couples who give gifts on Valentine’s Day and who enjoy branching out in the bedroom, giving the gift of a new sex toy could make for an extra sexy date night. But you don’t have to stop at sex toys! If your partner has ever mentioned a sexual fantasy that you’re down to try, you could set the scene for you both to explore that fantasy together. Ultimately, the goal here is to use Valentine’s Day as an opportunity to try something new and adventurous in the bedroom…or living room…or shower.
Go Out and About
If you and your partner met at a bar, club, restaurant, park, or other venue, it could be a great idea to plan a surprise date at that spot. This will allow you both to relive your first date and feel even closer. To incorporate opportunities for sensual fun while out and about, keep tabs on some quality hotels in the area. Should the mood strike, you won’t want to be too far away from a private room.
Plan An Extra Cozy Night In
Assuming you’ve got their buy-in on plans and preferences, you should be working towards something that you both enjoy. For example, if you’re both movie buffs, try creating the perfect movie theater in your own living room. Setting up a projector, a tasty spread, and even an assortment of pillows and blankets make for the perfect spot to enjoy a movie…and each other.
If you and your partner are adventure-seekers, a Valentine’s Day date could involve more active activities like a romantic hike, rocking out at a concert, or dancing the night away. This is a fantastic choice for outgoing couples who feel their best when they break a sweat. Plus, all that exercise is a great endorphins-booster that gets your heart pumping. For some couples, this could be the perfect way to heat things up.
Don’t Let It End in February
What’s even more important than your day-of Valentine’s Day plans are your year-round plans. Nothing sets up a couple for a steamy date night like consistent effort and a rewarding sexual relationship. In the hustle and bustle of daily life, it’s all too easy to forget that these small surprises, dates, and sense of sexual adventure should be an ongoing part of your relationship. It’s not easy, but oh so rewarding. So we recommend using Valentine’s Day as a springboard to make planning smaller surprises throughout the year a bit easier.
Treating Yourself Right on Valentine’s Day
Like we mentioned at the beginning, many single people want ideas for giving themselves an unforgettable and sexy Valentine’s Day. Your sexuality is your own, so this is a fantastic opportunity to better your understanding of your own wants and needs. We recommend starting by considering your favorite activities. Valentine’s Day is an opportunity to make yourself feel special, so whether you enjoy amazing food, a fun night out, or binge-watching your favorite show, use your hobbies and interests as a base for your ideal personal Valentine’s Day.
To heat things up, you should also think about any sexual fantasies or desires. Is there a new masturbation technique you’ve been curious to try? Or maybe there’s a toy that’s piqued your interest. Whatever it is, pick something that will help you discover more about your own sexuality and leave you feeling oh-so satisfied.The perfect Valentine’s Day isn’t going to be a one-size-fits-all scenario. Your sexual relationship with yourself and your partner is completely unique. So whether you’re putting together a date with yourself or your partner, planning something thoughtfully is always a winning strategy. We hope you feel more prepared to plan a fun, fulfilling, and extra hot Valentine’s Day experience.