They may not sound randy, but we swear these activities will crank up your desire for each other.
Whip Out The Hoover:
A study found that men who do more work around the house have more sex. 'Watching your guy pitch in makes you want to get closer to him,' says Dr Linda Miles, author of Friendship on Fire
Research shows that seeing each other devote time to a worthy cause deepens your emotional connection, which translates to a hotter sexual one. It's not quite the same as when he's walking around shirtless, but knowing that your man is charitable kind of makes you want to grant him sexual favours, doesn't it?
Take Him On:
'Competition prompts your body to release the same chemicals released during sex,' says Dr Mona Barbera, author of Bring Yourself To Love
(Dos Monos Press). Have a cook-off or bet on the weekend's rugby game. A contest can build the kind of tension that can only be let loose in bed.
There's something about men holding babies and playing with small children that sends women into a paroxysm of desire. It taps into our primordial need to find a man who is a protector and who will take care of us and our children. Even when babies are waaaay not on your agenda for now, it's sexy stuff indeed.
When he hears you successfully negotiating a deal on the phone he sees a different side of you - one that, while you like being with him, is perfectly capable of managing on her own. Women who are independent, sorted and good at what they do are a big turn-on for (grown up) men.