How to Relax during Sex with Someone New

Getting naked with someone for the first time can be nerve-racking. Use these strategies to calm yourself.

You will need

  • A fitness program
  • Grapefruit or spicy floral scent
  • Sexual audacity
  • A good sexual fantasy
  • A Brazilian wax (optional)

Step 1 Work out a few times a week. Research shows that regular exercise boosts sexual self-esteem – plus, it’ll help firm up any problem areas.

Step 2 Take advantage of aromatherapy. A grapefruit scent can fool people into thinking you’re several years younger. If you want to look trimmer, a spicy floral scent can make people perceive you as up to 12 pounds thinner.

Step 3 Disrobe with confidence, even if you’re completely faking it. Studies show that sexual self-assurance is a huge turn-on to both sexes.

Step 4 Stop worrying that your partner is fixated on your love handles and cellulite. Surveys show that we’re all too anxious about our own body to take a close look at our partner’s.

Step 5 Go ahead and fantasize during the act. The biggest inhibitor to good sex with someone new is performance anxiety – if you can get your mind to let go, your body will have an easier time following suit.