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Temperatures are rising, clothes are shrinking. Who could blame a girl for getting a little hot and bothered in the summer? This is no time to settle for ordinary sex. Sometimes, it's the little things that will take you to the next level.


"I'm a firm believer that vacation sex is the best kind. But my husband and I can't afford tonnes of long trips, so we take mini ones. We'll find a cheap guesthouse close by or even rent a hotel room in our own city. Changing up the scenery relaxes us, so we get that wild, free-flowing sex we may not otherwise have!"

- Eshita H.*, 32


"Most people like showering after sex, but my guy and I do so before. We wash ourselves with eucalyptus and peppermint oils-the combo of scrubbing plus steam gets our blood flowing, so by the time we get to bed, we're extra energised. Plus, we smell nice and feel soft!"

- Aashna S., 28


"My husband used to be a slacker about chores, and it annoyed me so much that I didn't want to have sex with him. So one day, we made a chore chart of stuff that absolutely needs to get done by both of us. Now when I come home to an empty trash can, I'm so relieved that I can't help but jump him!"

- Ria K., 29


"One time, my boyfriend and I were having sex at his house while his parents were there. I guess I was a little too loud, because he covered my mouth with his palm and kept it there until we finished. I thought it would freak me out, but it was actually hot! Now, I sometimes ask him to cover my mouth even when there's no need to be quiet. The restraint is a big turn-on, and we've realised that expressing emotions with only our eyes during sex heightens the intensity and makes us feel more connected."

- Priya G., 25


"Now that I'm in my 30s, I've realised that being direct with guys is the key to better sex. I called my guy the other day and said, verbatim: 'I want to come over at 7 tonight and have sex with you.' When I got there, I marched in and took charge. He thought it was hot because I was being dominant, nd I felt powerful, which turned me on."

- Abha P., 32


"When I was in college, I dated this guy who had sheets that smelled so terrible, like a combo of stale sweat and dirty socks, that I ended up dumping him. It was a complete deal breaker-talk about un-sexy! So when I graduated, I decided to invest in deluxe, crisp, white, high-threadcount cotton sheets so I'd never have to deal with un-sexy college-guy hook-ups again. I'm married now, and my husband and I bought our own fancy sheets. And I have to say, our sex life is just as deluxe. Not only do the sheets motivate us to have more sex (who doesn't want to get tangled up in nice linens?), but also, we feel more adult, so we act like it too. We communicate and tell each other what feels good and what doesn't and what we want more of. The moral: better sheets equal more (and better) sex."

- Katie Y., 28


"My boyfriend and I make a habit of meeting for lunchbreak quickies at his place. All morning, we text each other about how we can't wait to get it on. When it's finally time to meet, the sex is amazing because we'd anticipated it for hours!"

- Vandana B., 32


"I'm a recent romance-novel convert. I read Julie James's Love Irresistibly before I went out one night, and I ended up making out with a guy at the bar because I had sex on my brain. I also like Rachel Gibson and Susan Elizabeth Phillips. Their stories help me feel more sensual during sex-I visualise the hot scenes! And he never has to know."

- Anusha G., 26


"Clitoral stimulation always makes me orgasm, but I think it's fun to finish just from regular missionary too. I discovered an easy trick to get me there: I put both my legs up on his shoulders and lift my butt a couple of inches off the mattress. Then, I have my boyfriend thrust extra hard. My positioning creates this arch that makes it easier for him to go super-deep, which does it for me. That, plus the fact that he's thrusting extra hard, makes the end result really mind-blowing."

- Monika D., 27


"I started touching myself during sex with my guy, and it feels incredible. I can't believe I'd never tried iit before! The combo of penetration plus clitoral stimulation pushes me over the edge. And I feel in control of my own orgasm, which is empowering for me, and turns him on!"

- Dia K., 26


"I finally took the time to learn how to do a Kegel correctly, and it has made all the difference. I used to clench the muscle that I felt in both my vagina and my butt-but then I wasn't sure if the Kegels were working, so I looked up a video on YouTube of a woman who teaches Kegels. She explained that you're not supposed to use your butt at all! You're only supposed to clench the PC muscles in your vagina. Now, I do Kegels the right way while my guy and I are having sex, and we love it. It increases the pressure for both of us, so our orgasms are much stronger."

- Ali F., 23

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