Set the mood right and get their pulses racing…

Nowadays, we have busier and more stressful lives than ever before and it’s easy to forget to romance your partner now and again. To get your partner's pulses racing, it’s important to take the time to create the right ambience when preparing a night in together.

We have five senses: sight, touch, taste, sound and smell. For an evening of lust,creating an atmosphere that arouses all five of these senses is essential.

The right ambience can be a huge aphrodisiac when it comes to date ideas so follow these basic tips to awaken your partner's senses for a truly enjoyable experience.

To get your partner's pulses racing, it’s important to take the time to create the right ambience when preparing a night in together.


It might sound obvious but touch is a big part of sex – and this doesn’t only apply to skin on skin contact. Your surroundings play a big part in getting the mood right. Simple things such as clean bed sheets are a great starting point, while tidying away the clutter and mess of everyday life will make it easier for you both to relax.

Any good relationship advice will tell you that varying textures in the bedroom can really improve your sex life. Introduce silks, feathers or even ice cubes to stroke, rub and draw across your bodies to help with the art of seduction.


When it comes to sex, first impressions count and how we look and what we wear plays a big part in stimulating someone's senses. Ladies, confidently undressing to reveal new lingerie will give your partner a welcome surprise but remember to take it slow in order to prolong the pleasure.

Turning off the lights and using the warm, seductive glow of candle light can also appeal to your and your partner's senses.


Perfume has been used throughout the ages to attract members of the opposite sex. Arouse your partner’s sense of smell with musk based scented candles or subtle smelling, phallic flowers such as red roses.

Aromatic massage oil can be great fun for both of you to use, givingyou the opportunity to relax and explore each other fully, whilst combining both your sense of touch and smell.


It's well known that oysters are said to be aphrodisiacs. However, if your partner is not a fan of shellfish, consider feeding them fresh strawberries that have been dipped into melted chocolate. Choosing a delicacy that they love can have a very strong erotic power, just make sure that the chocolate isn't too hot!


As the saying goes "if music be the food of love then play on". Music can be hugely seductive and getting your sound track right is an easy and obvious starting point to great sex.

Everyone's taste is different but as a general rule of thumb, a subtle selection of classic soul is a far better bet for seduction than an album of loud and angry heavy metal! Take the time to discover what kind of music your partner likes to chill out to as this would be a way to get them relaxed.