Top 3 resolutions for having better sex in the New Year

Dec 28, 2011 at 12:00 p.m. ET

Resolution time is here and we have some good ones for you to add to your list. You may already have a few New Year’s resolutions in mind, from exercising more to giving up junk food, but these ones are a little different. Check out top three must-try resolutions for having better sex this year.

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Love your body

It's a lot harder to have great sex if all you're thinking about is your waist, hip or thigh size. This year, resolve to love your body. We know it's not easy – we all have hang-ups about how we look, but having a more positive body image can help you in life as well as in the bedroom. The better you feel about yourself (all of yourself), the more confident you're going to be. Confidence is key when it comes to really enjoying sex. It might not be easy to immediately start singing the praises of all your parts, but give it a try. Every time you sense a negative thought brewing, counter it with something positive. The more you do this, the easier it will get and the better you'll feel.

Ask for what you want

Asking for what you want when it comes to sex isn't always easy and if you've shied away from being upfront about all of your likes and dislikes, this is the year to change that. Trust us; your experience will improve greatly if you can get more comfortable telling your guy what you want in bed. There's no need to be demanding or make him feel like he's doing something wrong, but he will appreciate knowing what does turn you on and what he can do more of. Make this year the year of getting exactly what you want between the sheets!

Be bolder in the bedroom

If your love life needs a lift, this is the year to start being bolder in the bedroom. Start small (have sex with the lights on, in a different room, at a different time) and work your way up to being even bolder. You don't have to go too far outside your comfort zone, but trying new things can really go a long way in spicing up your sex life. We suggest getting started right away (what better way to ring in the New Year?) and adding something new to your repertoire every month (or more often). You and your guy are sure to see an improvement in your sex life and you'll feel much more confident between the sheets. Happy New Year, indeed!

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