With the Thanksgiving holiday behind us, Christmas songs are playing over the speakers in stores and Karen in accounting has been planning the company potluck and Secret Santa exchange for… probably longer than she’s willing to admit.
The season of giving is upon us now, which means shopping, parties, traveling, and the gift that keeps on giving: stress. One great way to beat some of the stress of the season? Sex, of course!
With a long list of holiday to-dos, finding time to get busy with your partner may seem low on the priority scale, but statistics show the opposite is true––people are actually having more sex around the holidays!
September Babies Are Christmas Babies
One major indicator of the holidays really bringing cheer to couples is the fact that more babies are conceived in December than any other month. September 16th is the most common birth date, meaning Virgos were conceived around the holidays––probably after their parents stayed up late one night to wrap gifts and then unwrap each other.
Wrap It Up! And Not Just the Presents
On the other hand, there are many of you who are dashing through the snow to get to a bedroom, but aren’t looking to give the gift of life just yet. Research shows that condom sales spike around the weeks leading up to Christmas. If you’re not ready to contribute to the September baby boom, then wrap it up, gents!
Having a Not-so-Silent Night
The Christmas lights, decorations, and the uptick in eating and drinking can all lead to warm and intimate feelings between you and your partner. Keep Christmas sex spicy by using the season to your advantage. Have fun role playing with your Christmas party Santa hats or play strip dreidel. PornHub’s Insights data proves that people want to be on the naughty list, with “Santa” related searches increasing 447% over the holidays.
Be careful while you’re being naughty, too! Data shows that sex-related penile trauma cases increase in December.
Home for the Holidays? Ways to Get It On While Staying With Your Folks
Visiting relatives for the holidays can definitely be a wet Yule log on your burning desires, but don’t let it stop you from taking the dirty sleigh ride you want. If you’re staying in your own room together, check the lock and use it. Or opt for a hotel room for a classic solution that’ll give you privacy and sanity.
Sex during the holidays doesn’t have to be an hours-long lovemaking marathon either. Sneak in a quickie while you’re getting dressed for the day or before dinner. There’s always the option to have a late night session on Christmas Eve — just blame any clatter on reindeer hooves hitting the roof. We’ll believe you.
Give Gifts That Keep on Giving This Holiday Season
Make a sexy gift list for your partner’s eyes only — sorry, Santa. If you need more than Santa hats to get into role playing, gift each other some holiday-themed lingerie. Add to the scene by giving scented candles, warming lubricant, or massage oils. And who says adults can’t get toys on Christmas? Data shows that a quarter of couples use sex toys during the holidays, so go ahead and give the gift of play!
For the partner that needs a little help getting in the mood, Hims offers sildenafil for men suffering from ED and Hers offers Addyi for women looking for a libido boost. Sitting down to help your partner take the online consultation may be an unconventional way to spend time together, but we personally can’t think of a sexier way to show your partner you truly care about them, their health, and your sexual relationship. Making spirits bright, indeed.
Important Safety Information
IMPORTANT SAFETY INFORMATION
Do not take Sildenafil (sildenafil citrate) if you:
- take any medicines called nitrates, often prescribed for chest pain, or guanylate cyclase stimulators like Adempas (riociguat) for pulmonary hypertension. Your blood pressure could drop to an unsafe level
are allergic to sildenafil, as contained in Sildenafil and REVATIO, or any of the ingredients in Sildenafil
Discuss your health with your doctor to ensure that you are healthy enough for sex. If you experience chest pain, dizziness, or nausea during sex, seek immediate medical help
Sildenafil can cause serious side effects. Rarely reported side effects include:
- an erection that will not go away (priapism). If you have an erection that lasts more than 4 hours, get medical help right away. If it is not treated right away, priapism can permanently damage your penis
- sudden vision loss in one or both eyes. Sudden vision loss in one or both eyes can be a sign of a serious eye problem called non-arteritic anterior ischemic optic neuropathy (NAION). Stop taking Sildenafil and call your healthcare provider right away if you have any sudden vision loss
sudden hearing decrease or hearing loss. Some people may also have ringing in their ears (tinnitus) or dizziness. If you have these symptoms, stop taking Sildenafil and contact a doctor right away
Before you take Sildenafil, tell your healthcare provider if you:
- have or have had heart problems such as a heart attack, irregular heartbeat, angina, chest pain, narrowing of the aortic valve, or heart failure
- have had heart surgery within the last 6 months
- have pulmonary hypertension
- have had a stroke
- have low blood pressure, or high blood pressure that is not controlled
- have a deformed penis shape
- have had an erection that lasted for more than 4 hours
- have problems with your blood cells such as sickle cell anemia, multiple myeloma, or leukemia
- have retinitis pigmentosa, a rare genetic (runs in families) eye disease
- have ever had severe vision loss, including an eye problem called NAION
- have bleeding problems
- have or have had stomach ulcers
- have liver problems
have kidney problems or are having kidney dialysis have any other medical conditions
Tell your healthcare provider about all the medicines you take, including prescription and over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements.
Sildenafil may affect the way other medicines work, and other medicines may affect the way Sildenafil works, causing side effects. Especially tell your healthcare provider if you take any of the following:
- medicines called nitrates
- medicines called guanylate cyclase stimulators such as Adempas (riociguat)
- medicines called alpha-blockers such as Hytrin (terazosin HCl), Flomax (tamsulosin HCl), Cardura (doxazosin mesylate), Minipress (prazosin HCl), Uroxatral (alfuzosin HCl), Jalyn (dutasteride and tamsulosin HCl), or Rapaflo (silodosin). Alpha-blockers are sometimes prescribed for prostate problems or high blood pressure. In some patients, the use of Sildenafil with alpha-blockers can lead to a drop in blood pressure or to fainting
- medicines called HIV protease inhibitors, such as ritonavir (Norvir), indinavir sulfate (Crixivan), saquinavir (Fortovase or Invirase), or atazanavir sulfate (Reyataz)
- some types of oral antifungal medicines, such as ketoconazole (Nizoral) and itraconazole (Sporanox)
- some types of antibiotics, such as clarithromycin (Biaxin), telithromycin (Ketek), or erythromycin
- other medicines that treat high blood pressure
- other medicines or treatments for ED
Sildenafil contains sildenafil, which is the same medicine found in another drug called REVATIO. REVATIO is used to treat a rare disease called pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH). Sildenafil should not be used with REVATIO or with other PAH treatments containing sildenafil or any other PDE5 inhibitors (such as Adcirca tadalafil)
Sildenafil does not protect against sexually transmitted diseases, including HIV.
The most common side effects of Sildenafil: headache; flushing; upset stomach; abnormal vision, such as changes in color vision (such as having a blue color tinge) and blurred vision; stuffy or runny nose; back pain; muscle pain; nausea; dizziness; rash.
Sildenafil (sildenafil citrate) is prescription medicine used to treat erectile dysfunction (ED).
Sildenafil is not for women or children.