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The holiday season is the perfect time to get close to someone. Romantic fires, sharing a hot chocolate and ice skating dates are all great opportunities to canoodle.
The Christmas - New Year's period produces a year-high spike in sexual activity. Experts attribute this seasonal sex increase due to increased leisure time, New Year's resolutions to have children and alcohol consumption.
Interestingly enough, Trojan condom sales peak right before New Year's Eve. And, ironically more babies are conceived between Christmas and New Year's Day than any other time of the year.
Speaking of holiday sex, an online survey from intimacy products manufacturer Wet (www.stayswetlonger.com) found some interesting results about sex and the holidays.
• 57 percent of respondents have snuck away at a holiday gathering for a quickie
• 33 percent are more likely to have a one night stand on New Year's Eve than on any other night of the year
• 65 percent of respondents have given sex as a holiday present
• 29 percent of respondents have hooked up with a co-worker at their company's holiday party
So, if you have some extra time on your hands and you want to spice up your love life, here are some handy holiday tips:
• Dress to Kill Role Play. Break out that special dress - the dress that highlights your best assets. Buy or borrow a dress which will turn his head. At a holiday party, try role playing; sex therapists swear by it. Pretend you are meeting for the first time.
• Wear Perfume. As Coco Chanel said, "A woman should wear perfume wherever she wants to be kissed." If your man goes crazy when you wear a certain perfume, wear it! If he has an allergy to perfume, spend the day baking his favorite sweet dish like chocolate chip cookies. The power of smell is a great aphrodisiac.
• Try Naughty Communication. Send each other naughty e-mails or text messages. This can inject an element of excitement into an otherwise long and boring day. Consider a dedicated e-mail account for your romantic e-liaisons. This will ensure privacy and provide a special 'secret' account you'll look forward to checking.
• Hire a babysitter for an overnight date.