JOIN A SALSA CLASS
Latin is one of the most sensual dance genres around, and it’s easy to see why: the moves are so damn hot! Not only will a salsa class get your heart pumping, it’ll also teach you to release your inner fox. Remember, you’re often partnered with someone else in the class, so you can turn up solo (and hope to be matched up with a muscle-clad Cuban). There are many Latino dance companies around Australia, which offer different types of dance like salsa, tango, rumba and – wait for it – the lambada. Check your local directory for a dance centre near you. Or if you’re in Sydney, visit The Sydney Dance Company (www.sydneydancecompany.com) for classes. A single visit is $20, or you can buy a 10-class package for $150.
GET A MAKEOVER
Newly single? There’s no better revenge than looking a million bucks and showing your ex exactly what he’s missing out on. You can make some fabulous changes in a few simple ways. First up, remove all the unwanted (and unworn) clothes from your wardrobe and treat yourself to a clothes swap event or shopping spree to keep your look fresh and fashion-forward. Second, visit a cosmetic store and splurge on some new make-up. Don’t be afraid to get the sales assistant to help you match up your shades and find a lipstick colour that’s ‘so you’. Next up, make an appointment with the hairdresser and get a chop, colour, treatment… the works. You’ll feel like a new person in no time.
HIT THE GYM
OK, it might not sound like a whole lot of fun, or sexy for that matter, but what if we told you that regular exercise will help improve your sex life? That’s right. Research shows that regular cardiovascular exercise will help improve your heart health and therefore, increase your endurance between the sheets. A mix of cardio and weight training will also make you feel better about yourself and promote a healthier, more positive you. Of course, there’s always the punching bag to vent your relationship frustrations on… and the weights room to have a good old-fashioned perve.
GO SPEED DATING
Speed dating is not only a fun night out, it’s also the best date you can ever go on. Think about it. Where else can you just get up and leave a boring date after a few minutes talking? Many speed dating services these days will ask you a list of questions to help match you up with the best selection of men in your preferred age bracket. All you have to do is show up looking your fabulous self, sip champagne, nibble on canapés and mingle with fun people in search for Mr Right. Visit Fast Impressions (www.fastimpressions.com.au) for details and dates around Australia.
GET A BRAZILIAN
Ouch, yes, but oh-so-worth-it. Waxing all of your downstairs (and yes, you can leave a little bit of evidence of womanhood down there if you want) will make you feel like sex on legs. You’ll feel a lot more confident and people will notice this different vibe in you. To get over the pain factor, some salons recommend taking a painkiller half an hour before the treatment.
GO POLE DANCING
Thanks to the likes of the Pussycat Dolls and Dita Von Teese, we’ve seen a resurgence of burlesque dancing in the past few years. And we all find them sexy, right? A session of pole dancing will teach you all the basic moves and show you how to dress to get into your ‘character’. Most companies start from beginners and take you all the way up to advanced. But if it’s just a fun night you’re looking for, keep to beginners or better still, book a group session and take a bunch of your mates along.
COOK SENSUAL FOODS
Some of the most passionate countries embrace their food like they do love – think Italy and France. In fact, they love their food just as much as they do sex. Their secret? They embrace the aromas and textures in different foods, distancing it away from yet another chore to do in their day. You don’t need to be a Masterchef to achieve this same passion, all you have to do is appreciate the flavours and smells different foods can offer. Start with something simple – a chocolate or cheese fondue is a great way to turn-on your taste buds.
What’s better than cocktails, a handful of your best buds and dancing up a storm ‘til the wee hours? There’s something so liberating about letting yourself loose to the music. Whether it’s the jug of Sangria you’ve just consumed, or the ego boost you get from the guy eyeing you out from across the dance floor, it’s a great confidence builder.
GO LINGERIE SHOPPING
Some men claim they can tell a woman is wearing sexy underwear just by the way she carries herself. And it makes sense. Think about how sexy and self-confident you feel when you’re wearing a beautiful lace number. Treat yourself to a new set of sexy lingerie and keep the boy leg briefs for lazy days at home. You don’t need to have a special someone to reap the benefits of lingerie.
JOIN A SPORTING TEAM
Sexy, not so much, but the amount of new friends you will meet when joining a local sport team is surprising. Think about the types of team sports you enjoy and suss out your local activities centre to see how you can join. Spending a Sunday afternoon sweating it out on the soccer field or netball court will give you a great energy boost and revive you for the week ahead.