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Sex Ed: 7 New Year Rituals for Great Sex.
My simple and easy rituals to start the year fresh! Plus fun affirmations for ecstatic sex.
It's that time of the year again! In a few days 2023 begins and we all have the opportunity to start the year fresh. I'm a firm believer that how we enter the New Year is how the year ahead will unfold. So with this in mind, I'm sharing my favourite NYE rituals.
Note: Following these rituals does not guarantee 365 days of great sex! I mean seriously, is that even a thing? We are human, after all. I do believe that if you choose a couple of them you'll have fun, which is the most important thing this time the year, right?
#1 De-clutter your home and create space for new energy.
I know, doesn't sound sexy, right? But trust me, this one is SUPER important!
Before the year ticks over, I clean out my entire home. All cupboards, old clothes, the fridge, the food cupboard, my office etc. Starting the New Year with a messy house is my worst nightmare. I’m a big believer in clean house = clean head.
If you're too busy to clean, or cleaning is not your idea of fun (which I get), consider hiring a cleaner. If that's not possible, perhaps you have a family member or friend who can help for the day in exchange for a home cooked meal?
#2 Write up what you want to manifest in the new year.
I work well with intentions and always have a list of them where I can see them everyday. My intentions in 2023 include: birth a new member of our beautiful family, increase my Substack subscription to 1000 paid members, spend more time with my Mum and Dad, have a date once a week with Nick (child free) ... that's it for now! It's the simple things for me at this stage in my life. What's your goals for next year? I'd love to hear in the comments below :)
#3 Wear new lingerie on NYE.
Don’t begin the year in your old underwear! Start the year fresh! I always begin the New Year in new, never-before-worn underwear. This year I will be wearing a matching white lacy set, ‘cos white is fresh, crisp and sexy.
#4 Wake up early on New Years Day and exercise.
I love starting the New Year with exercise and fresh healthy food. I always cut out sugar and processed food for the entire month of January…this gives my body a chance to detox after Xmas and boosts my energy and vitality. Top tip: make sure you have a fridge full of fresh produce and unprocessed food to start the year on Jan 1st. Don't waste the day hungover ... plan to get up early and enjoy nature - take a big walk, or a swim in the ocean.
#5 Burn a new candle on January 1.
I always throw out any old candles on the 31st December and begin the New Year by burning a brand new, good-quality candle. I make a secret wish for myself and my family when I light it for the first time on January 1st.
#6 Burn Sage on New Years Day.
Sage smudging can help combat negativity and clear the energy in your home, helping you start the year anew. I burn sage at least once a week during the year and always smudge the entire home on New Years Eve and New Years Day.
#7 Bring in the new year enjoying sex.
Every year my desire is to tick over to the new year enjoying great sex with Nick. Sex is where I feel most alive, empowered and truly myself, hence beginning the New Year making love is always my goal. If you don’t have a partner, self-pleasure is a beautiful way to begin the year.
So there we have it, some simple and easy rituals to prepare for the new year. In my experience, rituals don't have to be complicated and overthought ... keep things simple!
I hope you all have a wonderful start to 2023. Thank you for joining me here in the In Bed community! I look forward to what next year has to bring and can’t wait to launch Season 7 of the Authentic Sex podcast with you next month.
6 Affirmations for Ecstatic Sex in 2023
I am worthy of receiving love and deep sexual connection.
Sexual pleasure is a gift I can give to myself.
My sexual expression is beautiful and unique.
My heart and body is open to experiencing deeply satisfying, ecstatic sex.
I communicate my desires openly, honestly and with confidence.
I am worthy to receive what I need. Everything and anything.
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