Millie’s Sober Spring hacks - Week six

Millie Gooch | April 2024 | 6 minutes

Power through your mid-week slump and start exploring the sober lifestyle to the max with Millie's weekly selection of sage words, canny suggestions, and handy resources all hand-picked for you. This week, Millie focuses on how to dial up the romance without booze.

For many of us, bonding romantically is often accompanied with a few glasses or red or a little bit of Dutch courage. Whether you’re dating or relating this Sober Spring – here’s a few tips that might help.

1. Learn from the experts!

There’s a fair amount of relationship gurus online, dishing out advice on how to best bond with your partner or romantic interest but if you want something booze-free specific, check out Tawny Lara on Instagram. Often referred to as the Sober Sexpert, she has a wealth of knowledge around alcohol-free romance and even released a book called Dry Humping!

2. Create new rituals

Creating new alcohol-free rituals can significantly enhance romance by fostering healthier communication and deeper connections within a relationship. These rituals ensure that interactions are more mindful and authentic, free from the influence of alcohol. Why not try taking a weekly class together, schedule regular tech-free evenings for board games or plan fun monthly date nights?

3. Boost yourself without booze

Natural aphrodisiacs can be a delightful and healthful alternative to alcohol for keeping the romantic spark alive in a relationship. These substances, which are believed to increase desire, include a variety of foods, herbs, and spices known for their stimulating properties. For instance, chocolate contains phenylethylamine, a compound that promotes feelings of excitement and well-being. Oysters are rich in zinc, enhancing libido by supporting healthy testosterone levels. Similarly, ginseng and maca are renowned for their energy-boosting effects. Incorporating these natural aphrodisiacs into regular dining experiences can create enticing and romantic meals that both partners can look forward to!

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