The healthiest relationships are ones in which both you and your partner can work as a team to constantly grow together and improve different aspects of the relationship — including your sex life. No matter how good your sex life already is, if you're willing to put in a little effort and try out some new ways to have hotter sex with your partner, it can be even better. Wanting to take your sex life to the next level doesn't mean your current sex life is bad; it simply means you think the ~sexy~ potential for you and your partner has no limit (and what's more flattering than that?). So what's the key to having hotter, more intimate sex with your partner?
"The best way to take your relationship to the next level is through emotional vulnerability," Shirani M. Pathak, licensed psychotherapist and founder of the Relationship Center of Silicon Valley, tells Bustle. "When you allow yourself to be emotionally vulnerable with your partner from an authentic place, your bond grows to new levels. This emotional intimacy is the foundation for really hot sex in ways that will blow your mind. You'll be able to share not only your fears, your worries, your concerns, you will also be able to share your fantasies, your desires, and what gets you extra hot and excited in bed."
Aside from having that emotional intimacy and sexual comfort level with your partner, here are seven practical tips to take your sex life to another level (even if it's already scorching hot).