Pour some sexy back in Thanksgiving
By Sharon Miki, Contributor
With Thanksgiving just around the corner, I’ve noticed people are focussing on baking pies, making lovely autumnal cornucopias, and stuffing their turkeys—but I can think of a few more interesting things to be stuffing this holiday season. If Thanksgiving is the holiday to give thanks and be with the ones we love, then why shouldn’t it also be a holiday to give thanks by making love?
The problem with sex and Thanksgiving (and, frankly, almost any holiday that involves celebratory feasting) is that we get so fixated on anxiety-inducing things like dealing with family drama and cooking weirdly elaborate meals that we end up stress-gorging, and subsequently waste a perfectly good day off from the regular rigours of school and work by going to bed early in a sea of bloated self-loathing. Not very romantic, or relaxing.
The solution to this holiday dilemma is to make a conscious effort to plan for some extra-special sex before you host or go to any feast. Sure, planning another event on an already busy day may seem like a chore, but you spent an hour looking at fucking Thanksgiving pie ideas on Pinterest—why not take an hour to plan some actual fucking?
The key to making Thanksgiving sex something to be really thankful for is to incorporate some X-rated element into your routine that is out of your norm. While you don’t have to dress up in Pilgrim role play garb (though, if you’re into that, don’t be ashamed to bust out a big black hat), trying something special like a new position will give you something to look forward to, and give you a fond memory to look back on. Need ideas? How about trying a new move called “The Stuffed Turkey”—I just made that up, but you can use the name for creative sexual inspiration.
If you’re single or if finding a partner on the holiday is out of the question, you can always take some time to prove your love to yourself in a festive way, too. Light some pumpkin-scented candles in your room to incite feelings of food-fetish arousal. Or treat yourself to a new sex toy and make Thanksgiving feel like Christmas feeling like Valentine’s Day—and love yourself.
Whatever you do, starting your holiday off with some vigorous physical movement and an orgasm-induced release of feel-good hormones will put you in a relaxed mindset so you can really enjoy wholesome family fun for the rest of the day. You’ll arrive at your family dinner in a better mood, and you’ll already have burned off enough calories for a guilt-free slice of pie.