Who loves ya, baby? Let your man know! In this excerpt from The Bunny Book, three Playboy bunnies spill the beans on what it really takes to keep long-term love hot. They'll share their best tips for keeping monogamy interesting and making your man fall in love with you over and over again. Use their tricks to help keep the sparks flying with your guy!
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The key to making monogamy hot is to never take your relationship for granted. Maintain a long-term relationship is a privilege and a responsibility! Sure, there will be hard times, there will be times when you are bored, and you will fall in and out of love over the years —but throughout all of it, you can never stop making an effort. Because if you don't make an effort, that's when cheating will become a real possibility—for both of you! One way to make an effort is to promise yourself to do at least one sexy thing for your partner each month (at least!). Here are some suggestions to get your engines started…
If he's been away on business, show up in a coat and nothing else when you meet him at the airport—maybe a little trench coat with a slit at the back so you can slyly let him know you're nekkid underneath your coat!
Note to Self
If you're going away on business, take a tip from Deanna and scrawl a love note (or even just an “xo”) in lipstick on the bathroom mirror. Her husband was so touched after she did that, he refused to clean the mirror for months!
Lay out your dress and sexiest pair of panties on your bed while you take a shower, and as you emerge from the steamy bathroom in a towel, tell him, “I made dinner reservations.” That way he'll know throughout the meal exactlywhat you're wearing under that dress.
When you're out at dinner, secretly slip off your panties and then reach our to hold his hand under the table. When he reaches for you, slip your panties into his hand, a.k.a. “the panty pass.” Then he'll have to spend the rest of the meal knowing that you're three feet from him and you're commando—talk about exquisite torture!
Take a suggestive photo of yourself on your camera phone and send it to his phone…It doesn't have to be anything pornographic, even just a bare leg or hint of cleavage will do.
Leave him a sweet love note and then throw in something over-the-top raunchy in the middle of the letter. Put it in his shoe or bad so he won't find it until he's away from you.
If you don't live with him—or if you're away from home— mail him and honest-to-god actual letter. Yep, with a stamp and everything. Because when's the last time you got something in the mail that wasn't a bill or a catalog? Make it half-love letter, half lust-letter. As with the camera phone pic, it doesn't have to be pornographic, simply suggestive, like “I can't wait to get you alone” or “I've been thinking of you every morning in the shower,” or “I wore your shirt—and nothing else—to bed last night. Don't worry, he'll fill in the blanks.
If you're away a lot (or even a little) learn how to have phone sex. It's much easier than you'd think, honest! Just say in your most breathy, sultry voice, “I miss you so much right now, I wish you were here.” Assuming he's lying in bed and horny as hell, too (it's a safe bet, right?), he'll say, “And what would you want me to do if I were there?” And you're off! If he's not the initiating type, just wait for him to tell you that he misses you, and then you be the one to get things started.
It's A Date
Schedule a date night at least once every other week. We don't care what you do on the date so long as it's not a TV dinner for two! Instead of renting a movie, go to the cinema and hold hands in the back row.
Be considerate…and then some. You know how polite you are to acquaintances? How about doing the same for your true love? That means not answering the phone if he's in the middle of telling you a story about something that happened at work.
If flowers aren't your thing, take a tip from Pennelope and send him a dozen cupcakes—soooo sweet! And you know what they say about the way to a man's heart…
Embrace your inner dork. Borrow his car key when he's not looking and fill his car with balloons on his birthday. Just the fact that you went to all the trouble to blow them up and sneak them in will warm his heart (among other organs, we're guessing).
If he's got a really big day at work coming up, surprise him with a packed lunch. Include his favorite sandwich, and indulgent treat (like a candy bar), and a little love note.