Box of Tricks: 6 Ways to Spice Things Up in the Bedroom

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A healthy sexual relationship with your spouse is just as important with your mental and spiritual connection. It can really help a relationship to thrive and prosper, enlightening all other aspects of your life and taking your marriage to a new level. We know that sex may be the last thing on your mind as a busy mother, but it's important to keep things lively in the bedroom. If the same old same old just isn't doing it for you anymore, we came up with six ways to spice things up in the romance department.

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Incorporate foods. If foodplay is something new to you, then incorporating foods is the perfect solution to get your heart racing in the bedroom. It will force you to step out of your comfort zone for an exciting rush of anticipation. Think: Sugar, honey, chocolate, whipped cream, champagne, and even sushi for the daring! For example, the cold, tantalizing bubbles of champagne can feel amazing on your warm skin, or you can share open-mouthed kisses for another bubblier sensation. Click here for more foods to take into the bedroom.

Try new positions. Taking the same one or two positions every time you and your spouse get busy can feel like you're stuck in a rut. Try switching it up a little bit! Experiment with new positions to find something exciting and new. Again, it might be off-putting to try something out of your comfort zone, but in this case, it's a low-risk, high-reward situation, and you're in it together.

Get artsy. If you're really looking to switch things up, try this out. It incorporates a giant canvas, body paint, and you and your hubby's sensual skills. Not only does it serve as a way to spice things up, but you actually make a piece of art in the process, so you can hang it up on your bedroom wall for a dirty little secret. Every time you look at it, you'll be reminded of that particular romp in the hay, and your libido will be kicked into full gear.

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Channel your inner "50 Shades." Everyone's favorite guilty pleasure does not have to be a fantasy any longer! If the risqué world of "50 Shades of Grey" strikes your fancy, take your hubby to see the movie and drop a few hints. Like buying him a blindfold. Or calling him "Mr. Grey." Chances are he'll be more than willing to try something new with you!

Play with dice or naughty card games. This can be a fun way of pushing yourself in the bedroom. There will be a lot of nervous giggling at first, but as the game wears on, you'll begin to feel more empowered and daring. You'll find yourself exploring new areas of your physical relationship with your spouse, which is a great way to keep things interesting. Who knows, you might even start incorporating some of those new aspects into your regular sex life!

Change the scenery. Buy some funky-colored lightbulbs for some mood lighting and turn on a sexy playlist to make your boring bedroom practically unrecognizable. Or, if doing it in the bedroom doesn't sound as appealing as it used to, pull down the shades and utilize other rooms in your house. Incorporate furniture like your couch or a table into your sexcapades. Even better, take a getaway weekend to a cabin in the woods where there is no chance of being interrupted by one of your little ones. It's all about switching up your same old routine.

How do you keep things interesting in the bedroom? Share with us in the comments below!