15 Tips For Getting It on, Even When Your Kids Are in the House
Finding time to be intimate with your partner can be difficult, especially when your kids are hanging around. While their needs are paramount, it's also important to honor yours and your partner's needs from time to time. Since you can't ship them off to grandma's house every time you want to get it on, you have to learn how to do it when your kids are still in the house. Here are 15 tips for having sex in a full house.
Turn Their Baby Chair the Other Way
When babies are little, it's easy to be intimate with your partner if you just turn the baby rocker to face the wall, another room, the backyard, etc. After all, they're little and won't remember a thing anyway.
Get a Babysitter
Hiring a babysitter isn't just for going out — it can also be for staying in, going upstairs, and enjoying your partner in your own home.
Lie to Them
Tell them that you're going to do something boring — like chores — in the other room. Sure, lying isn't great, but when it comes to getting some quiet time together, it may be necessary.
Put a Movie On
You know how children have the ability to zone out and get sucked into a good movie? Put on a good one, and slip away with your partner.
Distract Them With Snacks
While your kids are munching on some ice cream, you can find a few spare minutes to be together.
Go to Bed at the Same Time
If you have different nighttime habits than your partner, sex can easily and quickly stop. But if you both get into bed at the same time, the chances of being intimate are immediately higher. It also signals that each of you are putting an importance on sex and intimacy.
Use Their Naptime
Naptimes are the literal best, so while your sleeping baby or toddler is sound asleep, don't just waste it by playing on the internet or cleaning the kitchen. The dishes can wait.
Give Them Chores
While your children are busy cleaning their room, you can spend time making your own bed . . . after you've messed it up a little first.
The day can be long, and it's totally normal for couples to feel tired and "not in the mood" at night. To keep the chance of sex alive, be a little flirty throughout the day, even when your kids are around. They might say it's "so gross," but you and your partner will laugh about it later.
Be Open to Quickies
Not every sexual encounter needs to be time-consuming. Quickies can be fun and exciting, especially when both parties get to finish.
Make Them Play Outside
Encourage the kids to take advantage of the nice weather and play in the yard. Fresh air is good for them, and it'll be good for you, too.
Do It First Thing in the Morning
This is a hard one because sleep is so precious, but morning sex can be a great way to stay intimate with your partner while the children are still snoozing.
Put Music On
Whether you give them headphones or you play some of your own on your speaker, masking the sound a little can encourage you to be a little louder. Now, choosing the right soundtrack is all you'll need.
Leave Your Clothes On
Not every thread of clothing needs to be removed to be intimate, and this will save you time and some embarrassment if your kids walk in.
Buy Some Lingerie
Let your partner know what you're rocking under that sundress so they'll be thinking about it all day. When you get home from work, neither of you will be able to resist a trip to the bedroom while your kids are doing their homework.