Foreplay is a necessary part of sex. Some might even say that foreplay is just as good as having sex, that is, if it’s done right. But sometimes, foreplay can feel overdone. While there are endless ways you can spice things up with sex, it’s harder to find new ways to do foreplay. Which is precisely why we’ve compiled a list of different and exciting foreplay ideas, so not a second of your sex feels boring:

Start outside the bedroom
That means to start making out on the couch, in the kitchen, outside… pretty much anywhere. Starting off your foreplay somewhere besides the bedroom definitely changes things up and adds an element of surprise.

Add heat/ice
Try adding either a hot or cold aspect (or both!) to your foreplay. A guy can suck on an ice cube before performing oral, or you can use a warming lube.

If you really want to build up the tension for the actual performance, try sexting your partner throughout the day. It doesn’t have to be anything crazy, but a dirty little text here and there will definitely get them excited for later.

Act out a fantasy
Is there something that you and your partner have always talked about doing but haven’t actually gotten around to? There’s no better time to try it than the present! It might be awkward at first, but just push through it, and you might discover that you actually enjoy roleplay.

Give each other massages
A nice sexy massage, anyone? Get yourself some lotion, light some candles, and even play some romantic music and give each other massages to really set the scene for sex.

Sex toys
Sex toys don’t have to be just for sex- you can use them during foreplay, too. Vibrators, dildos, handcuffs, blindfolds- there’s something out there for everyone.

Watch porn together
Before you actually do anything, turn on the TV and put on some porn. Watching porn together is a great way to build-up to the heat of the moment and can really turn both of you on.

Take a bath together
Taking a bath with someone else can be really romantic and sexy. Light some candles and wash each other up- you won’t be able to keep your hands off each other.