How Your Relationship Can Survive the Silly Season

The silly season is also renowned as the breakup season. Follow these expert tips to help your relationship survive!

Silly season is also known as breakup season, with the constant pressures taking their toll on many couples love lives.

According to data from Femplay, one of Australia’s leading online supplier of sex toys for couples and women, Christmas Day and Boxing Day have now become two of the biggest days of the year when it comes to sales of sex toys, and it’s simply because that’s when couples finally have the time to reinvest in their love lives.

“December is often the most difficult and challenging time for couples because of time constraints and financial pressure. It’s an exhausting time of the year, so by the time couples hit the bedroom, they’re usually asleep when the head hits the pillow,”

“Once Christmas Day arrives, some couples feel like they can finally relax and are keen to reinvest in their love lives for the brief holiday ahead. Some may start thinking about how to reignite the passion over Christmas or the new year ahead, and jump online to find inspiration,” Elaine George of Sexology Australia explains.

Below, sexologist Elaine George lists her top 3 tips on how YOUR relationship can survive silly season:

Take time to listen to each other

Sometimes couples forget how important psychological intimacy is in terms of physical intimacy. So listen to your partner, empathise with him or her and validate what they are saying. Quite often, your partner just wants to vent and feel heard and understood.

Bring fun back to the bedroom

In the post 50 Shades of Grey era, the book reminded many of us that erotic fiction has always been around, but it injected a renewed interest in adult toys and other items that can play an important role in your bedroom and add another dimension to your sex life. Not only can vibrators augment the physical stimulation provided, they increase the anticipation and therefore stimulate the brain, our biggest sex organ. So you can experiment and have fun - either with your partner or alone. For inspiration, head to Femplay for all things naughty and sexy for your bedroom.


Stress is the biggest villain when it comes to desire, so don’t put too much pressure on yourself. A relaxed mind is a sexy mind. Book some time alone with your partner and do what relaxes you: turn the TV and your mobile phones off and go for a swim together, take a walk or give each other a massage.

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