Morning sex can be an amazing way to kickstart the day. Many of us need a jolt of caffeine to get us going first thing but clearing time for intimacy with your partner is a much healthier way to wake-up. Sex releases the powerful feel-good chemical, oxytocin. Engaging in a bit of loving action first thing in the morning will leave us with lasting benefits throughout the day. The benefits of an orgasm ensure our skin glows, our immune system is stronger, reduces stress, improves the memory, burns calories, detoxes the body and increases the bonding between a couple—meaning they have higher levels of connection. Here Lovehoney sex and relationship expert Annabelle Knight provides 10 tips on how to initiate morning sex.
Be Prepared - this is the key for relaxed, smooth, carefree early morning sex. Before bed, ensure there are condoms on hand (if required), gels or lubricants and set the alarm so that there is no need to rush when the action starts. Nip to the loo first thing to empty your bladder and have a quick brush of the teeth to freshen breath.
Kick off by saying 'I love you' - it is a great way to establish intimacy and connecting in an emotional and physical way.
Start slow - sensual, soft and gentle touching and kissing will most likely be most appreciated first thing in the morning. Everyone takes different amounts of time to awaken, so it is important to give our partners time to get into the mood in their own time and not be rushed.
Let your imagination run wild - remaining in a slumber-like state, we can continue any dreams or fantasies our minds may have been visiting. Use it as an opportunity to dreamily share a scenario with our partners to raise arousal and heighten desire.
Use a blindfold - keep a couple of sleep masks by the bed (you can get one from Lovehoney for as little as £5.99) and either one, or both wear them so that we can forget about messy hair and other worries and use all of our other senses which will be alert to connect and find our way around one another.
Get in position - spooning is probably the most comfortable sexual position for morning sex. It avoids being face-tor-face first thing and is also a loving and intimate position, which leaves the hands free to allow them to wander.
Use pillows as a sex prop - you're probably feeling a little lazier than normal, this is where your pillows can come in handy. While in missionary position, with the female on her back, a pillow or two under her lower back can lift the pelvis to just the right position for an orgasmic position. Plus it will make the male penis feel bigger due to the angle. Pillows can be placed in various positions to assist and support to achieve more intense results. Play around with them to see what works best.
Be hands on - morning doesn't have to mean intercourse. If full sex is unwelcome, just use the hands to pleasure one another—or engage in oral sex. Use flavoured and scented lubricants to provide a delicious taste and smell.
Be confident - the mornings are getting lighter. AM sex at this time of year is a great way to celebrate your body as you are. Recognise that the only things that should be important in these moments is a full, authentic and passionate connection between two bodies. Confidence is one of the biggest turn-ons and is very sexy. Drop inhibitions and concentrate only on giving and receiving pleasure.
Shower together - either shower together before sex or have morning sex together in the shower. Rub aromatic gels into one another’s bodies and turn rubbing and touching one another into foreplay. Sex from there will just come naturally.
PS If time is of the essence, morning sex does not need to be a long full-blown session. Indulging in a quickie in the morning can be just as heated, passionate and erotic. It means we can skip the gym, having already received a good work out and can head out for the day with a smile breaking out every time our memory slips back to remind us of our early morning activity.
PPS If there isn’t a partner at hand, well, there are plenty of pleasurable ways to orgasm alone.
* Annabelle is one of the UK's most popular sex experts and she appears regularly on ITV's This Morning offering sex and relationship advice. She has developed her own range of sex toys for Lovehoney, the UK's largest online sex toy retailer. Her debut erotic novel, The Endless Autumn, is available via Amazon.