Get lucky and avoid ruining the mood

We've all been there. You and your partner are getting hot and heavy, well into foreplay, and then something happens that puts an end to the fun. While you can't always predict when a fire alarm will go off or the dog will have a poorly-timed accident on the floor, there are certain steps you can take to make sure everything goes as well as possible.

Planning ahead is key to a good sexual experience. If you're going out for a romantic dinner, stick to lighter foods like salad or fish. Steer clear of meals that might cause stomach issues or gas – you can save the firehouse chili for a night when you'll be sleeping alone.

Being prepared also means having all of the necessary supplies on hand. If you're ready to go but don't have personal lubricant on hand, you're likely to encounter issues. Additionally, you'll want your condoms within reach to make sure that when the time comes, you're ready to wrap it and roll in the hay.

If you've been with your partner for a long time, you may be at the stage where you're willing to joke and occasionally nag at one another. While this is fine in day-to-day life, keep that kind of behavior out of the bedroom. Good foreplay begins with compliments and flirtation, not fart jokes and to-do lists.

For excellent sex, concentration is key. Eliminate any distractions from the room so you'll be able to concentrate on the task at hand. This means taking any pesky pets out of the room and putting them in a safe space where they can keep themselves entertained, turning off all electronic devices and making sure you and your love are comfortable.

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