Looking for some special sex tips for Valentine's Day? A sensual massage is a great way to create romance and, if done correctly, is likely to lead to some really good sex. 

Forget chocolates and roses. Here at Durex, our favourite Valentine’s Day ideas are all about physical pleasure — and our top massage tips will help you and your partner experience an unforgettable evening of romance this year.  


How can I set the mood when giving a massage?

When it comes to Valentine’s Day gifts, it doesn’t get much better than a spa-style treatment in your own home. The first thing to consider is how you’ll set the mood for both you and your partner. Having them lay down on the couch with the TV blaring in the background doesn’t exactly scream romance or relaxation.

Creating a mellow ambience is the key to a perfect massage, so here are our top tips for setting the mood:

  • Turning on calm music
  • Light candles
  • Use massage oils
  • Make use of incense

Choosing the right massage lubricant is of particular importance. Get the right one and your hands will glide effortlessly over your partner’s skin, making the experience all the more pleasurable for both of you.

The genius of Durex Couples Massage Lubricants is that, when things get really hot, you can take the massage down south as these 2-in-1 massage lubes are perfectly safe for intimate areas. Just be sure to read the label before use as not all our lubricants are compatible with condoms.

How do I turn a massage into sex?

The most common massage areas are the back, shoulders and neck. But experimenting with new areas can not only relieve tension points that neither you nor your partner realized you had — it can also lead to more exciting things. Why not try transitioning from a sensuous lower back massage to a more intimate area? The bum is a very sensitive erogenous zone can be a fast way to get your partner going. 


Working your way up the legs is another great way to massage and heading further north can lead to whole new realms pleasure. Try slowly working your way up the inside of your partner’s legs, building anticipation as you go. When you finally reach their favourite spot, you can intensify the feeling with one of Durex’s pleasure-enhancing lubricants — giving your partner an extra amazing tingling or warming sensation that can lead to earth-shattering experience.

How do I make my massage even more special?

A sensual Valentine’s Day massage doesn’t always have to lead to sex – so don’t feel too disheartened if your partner is just enjoying the relaxing and soothing experience and no more. However, as it’s Valentine’s Day, a great way to shake up a massage is to surprise your partner by whipping out some sex toys for afterwards.

Our Durex Intense Bullet Vibrator is a discreet sensual massager that boasts powerful vibrations for huge sensations, making it your sexy ally in the world of pleasure. It’s ideal for clitoral and all-over body stimulation.  

What special techniques can I use for him?

If it’s the special man in your life that you’re treating to a sensual massage, first make sure you have some massage-friendly personal lubricant in your hand before gently massaging his him. As these are very sensitive areas you’re massaging, make sure you really take your time with this and ensure that it is all pleasure and no pain.

What special techniques can I use for her?

When giving your woman a sexual massage, start by focusing on her intimate area, and gently caress using a generous helping of gel for increased pleasure. The woman’s body language can be a clear indicator of arousal and pleasure — so play close attention to her movements and breathing, then slowly build up the pressure and intensity.

Whatever you decide to do this Valentines, make it a special one with Durex. This year cut the cliché and keep your Valentine's Day simple, saucy and spontaneous.

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