STUFFING our faces with food, watching repeats on telly and glugging lip-staining mulled wine . . . the festive period hardly screams “sexy”.
But don’t chuck your lacy underwear on the open fire just yet.
Getty – Contributor 13 Overeating and mulled wine are not the most sexy looks over Christmas
Here, sex and relationship expert KATE TAYLOR gives her tips for staying on the very naughty list this Christmas.
Jewellery that’s twice as nice
Forget Pandora bracelets. Go for gifts that keep on giving by putting sex toys that double as jewellery on your wish list.
We love the Crave Vesper vibrator necklace, a slim, sleek vibrator that’s elegant enough to make a statement as a pendant.
13 Crave Vesper vibrator necklace, £130, labelle.co.uk
It’s powerful, whisper-quiet and comes in silver, rose gold and 24-carat gold-plated, with a matching stainless steel chain.
Baby, it’s cold outside
Heat up a chilly winter’s night by investing in some warming lube, then letting your imagination run riot between the sheets.
Try adding a few drops inside a condom before you slip it on your partner.
13 Durex Play, £4.89, durex.co.uk
The close-range tingles will drive him insane.
Or add some lube to your breasts, then use them to give your man a super-hot intimate massage.
We’re pretty confident he will start thinking that all his Christmases have come at once.
Playing away from home
If you’re going away over Christmas, take a few naughty gadgets with you that’ll turn even your nan’s spare bedroom into a naughty paradise.
The Belmalia Velvety Soft Love Pillow is a handy travel-sized inflatable bed wedge that fits into your overnight bag and ensures that sex will hit the right spots every time.
13 Belmalia Velvety Soft Love Pillow, £9.95, amazon.co.uk
Slip the Love Pillow under your hips to angle your G-spot into an easier, more accessible position.
Big bong theory
When Big Ben bongs on New Year’s Eve, grab your partner for the traditional midnight kiss – but use some non-traditional techniques.
Try the sexy ‘kissing threesome’, where you kiss from his mouth to his cheek to his neck.
Getty – Contributor 13 Try this ‘kissing threesome’ technique to see 2018 in with a bang
The neck, by the way, is one of men’s mostly untapped erogenous zones.
Or kiss and nibble on his ear lobes, while whispering exactly what you would like him to do to you to see 2018 in with a bang.
Ho ho ho hampers
Many festive foods are well-known aphrodisiacs, which might be why Santa Claus is always so jolly.
Take a carnal Christmas hamper up to the bedroom and lock yourselves in for the night.
Getty – Contributor 13 Gingerbreads are an aphrodisiac
Pack gingerbread (ginger can increase penile blood flow by 40 per cent), marzipan (the smell of almonds is known to arouse women) and cinnamon cookies (the smell can help men recharge their bonk batteries).
Get your Claus in
Give your other half a frisky frolic by dressing up as their fantasy lover.
You could don some masks to spice things up. Or head down to your local fancy dress shop, which are fully stocked for New Year’s Eve parties.
Getty – Contributor 13 Dress up as your other half’s fantasy lover this festive season
Be adventurous, find their fantasy and live it out in the bedroom.
You’ll get bonus points for staying in character throughout your romp.
Advent calendars aren’t just for kids. Create a naughty version for your partner and set their evenings alight.
Wrap up sexy gifts such as finger vibrators, flavoured condoms, flavoured lubricants and massage oils, then give each a date to be opened over the Christmas period.
Getty – Contributor 13 Make your other half a naughty advent calendar for some extra Christmas treats
Add some envelopes, enclosing handwritten fantasies you’d like to come true or new positions you would love to try out.
Make sure the Christmas Night gift is the best of all.
Those sexy undies you’ve been saving for a special occasion, get them on. Then take some discreet, tantalising selfies and send them to your man.
Don’t go full-frontal. Instead, try teasing shots that show only a glimpse of skin, with lace, satin and silk.
Getty – Contributor 13 Tease your man with some tantalising selfies
Maybe use Snapchat if you don’t want the pictures to hang around.
Go to the grotto
Ring out your Christmas bells by buying a few naughty gadgets to ramp up the pleasure and help turn your bedroom into a kinky grotto.
Rope your partner into some role play by trying out Bondage Boutique soft bondage restraints.
13 Bondage Boutique soft bondage restraints, £22.99, lovehoney. co.uk
Keep your lover tied up until you are well and truly finished with them.
Serve a drink guaranteed to get you both in the mood for a festive frolic by including aphrodisiacs.
Try blackberry daiquiris by crushing whole blackberries with white rum, lemon juice and sugar.
Getty – Contributor 13 The zinc in blackberry’s is said to boost sex drive
The berry seeds contain zinc, which boosts sex drive.
Dust the rim of the glass with pearl dust. This ancient powder is said to boost men’s blood flow and get pulses racing.
Which will all make for a very merry Christmas!
Show some goodwill to your man by treating him to his favourite romp.
A recent survey by Men’s Health found 88 per cent of men love doggie style more than any other position.
Getty – Contributor 13 Treat your man to his favourite romp to mix things up
Try it standing up, with you bent over a desk or chair. Liven up a boring office party by snatching a moment alone for a knee-trembler.