Blue Monday: Our sexy advice for beating the winter doldrums

Posted on 17 January 2022 by Natalia
Blue Monday: Our sexy advice for beating the winter doldrums
What is Blue Monday? Coined in 2005, this term refers to the third Monday of January, supposedly the most depressing day of the year.

Not only does Blue Monday land smack in the middle of winter, a dark and cold period right after the holidays, it is also the start of the workweek. Here are our tips to fight against the Mondays blahs:

1. Flirt with your partner

Flirting is about putting yourself out there to please others and in doing so, learning to love yourself. So instead of focusing on what's wrong with you, focus on your best qualities to flirt with your partner. There's no better defense against the winter blues. What's more, when you're in a relationship, it helps to keep things hot, especially if you're wearing sexy lingerie.

2. Hug and cuddle

Hugs and kisses contribute to the production of oxytocin, endorphin and dopamine, also known as the happy hormones. The higher your oxytocin level is, the lower your anxiety and stress will be. So to combat the January blues caused by the cold and dark conditions, hug and cuddle with your partner. Hugs and kisses also help boost the immune system.

3. Treat yourself to some solo play

Like cuddling and kissing, masturbation is known to help fight depression. This is because the production of endorphins will help improve your mood. Regular solo play will also help you learn what you like sexually, so that you can better communicate with your partner in bed. At LOVE AND VIBES, we aim to make pleasure (and happiness) accessible to everyone. With our wide selection of toys for men and women, you'll never experience depression on the most depressing day of the year.

For men, we recommend this affordable vibrating masturbator or this ultra-realistic vagina and anus masturbator.

For the ladies, we recommend our Fascinator, a high-tech marvel, or Abel for 3 times more pleasure.

4. Make love

The next logical step on our list to make love with your partner. As we've mentioned, the hormones released during an orgasm will help remove, if only for a while, the grey cloud of depression over your head. Making love combines everything that we've already recommended above: feeling loved, physical contact and the production of happy hormones.

The more intense the orgasm, the higher the level of hormones will be, so to have the most powerful orgasms possible, we recommend using a well-chosen sex toy. We have a wide selection of sex toys for couples, such as this vibrating cock ring for shared pleasure or this app-controlled sex toy for naughty games in public.