Celebrated every year in the United States and Canada, Thanksgiving is not only a time to celebrate and give thanks with family and friends over a great meal, but it’s also a period of reflection.

Maintaining excitement in your relationship isn’t always easy, and the initial excitement of a new relationship can be difficult trying to rekindle. Showing your partner how appreciative and gracious you are, can build a deeper level of intimacy and depth to your relationship.

Here are 5 ways to show your loved one how much they mean to you:

Action speaks louder than words

It’s simple, but effective. Let your partner know how much you truly appreciate him. Next time your partner does something to help you, express your gratitude. ‘Genuine compliments on his looks and strength confirm that you admire him, which equates to love’, says clinical psychologist Andra Brosh, PhD. Opening up and communicating with your partner is not only great to hear but it’s great for the relationship.

Be a tease

Foreplay is a fun touch to your sex life and can keep things spicy in and out of the bedroom. Turn up the heat by texting him sexy photos and messages to build his excitement throughout the day. Try prolonging the process as long as you can, for the ultimate tease. When you both are home, make his night really special by continuing the playfulness. Pull him in close for an unexpected tongue kiss or graze his package and lead him to the bedroom.

Foreplay is a fun touch to your sex life and can keep things spicy in and out of the bedroom.

Sleep naked

You don’t have to spend a lot of money on expensive lingerie and costumes; sometimes the simplest things can really amp up your sex life. Sleeping naked is not only fun and sexy to your partner, but the benefits of skin on skin contact can do wonders for your relationship and health. The hormone oxytocin is released upon skin-on skin contact and increases the feelings of comfort; it also has other benefits such as: feeling more aroused, increased feelings of trust, lowers heart rate and reduces blood pressure.

Take the reins

Telling your partner what you like in the bedroom is not only a great way of building up your confidence, but it allows your partner to understand what pleases you. Sex is a two-way street and the two of you should be able to engage in activities that allow you to appreciate different parts of one another’s bodies.

Bringing sex toys into the bedroom is a great way of keeping things sexy and new for you both. To make your domination even more intense, use a cock ring during intercourse. Not only does it feel great for him, it will ensure his erection lasts longer, providing you the ultimate stimulation.

Give and take

In your most intimate moment together, it’s important to make your partner feel secure and happy. Showing verbal expression of love is one way of showing affection such as giving backrubs and making dinner. Make it a point to change your sex routine with different sex positions. Every sex position is different and can allow the both of you to enjoy each other simultaneously.

The cowgirl position also known as girl on top, is great for giving the women complete control over the pace, angle, depth and level of stimulation. Not only does it provide stimulation to your G-spot but your partner also has the pleasure of seeing you and assisting you if needed by guiding your hips.

So in showing gratitude towards your partner this Thanksgiving, make sure to show some gestures of appreciation in and out of the bedroom every day.