No one wants a boring sex life. That said, if you’ve been in a relationship for two years or longer where it’s tough to keep sex new, it may start to feel just that—boring! Even though you love each other, after “doing it” so many times, it may not feel as exciting as the first time. And since humans form habits easily, it’s completely normal to fall into predictable sex patterns.

Simple Changes to Keep Sex New

Don’t let the familiarity of each other’s touch dupe you. Break out of your sex rut by trying these simple changes…

1. Have sex at different times of the day

How Do I Keep Sex New & Exciting In A Relationship - 01 - Morning

Most couples believe the myth that sex is a night time activity; however, science says otherwise…

To get sexually aroused, you need the help of testosterone, estrogen, vasopressin, and oxytocin (among other hormones), which so happen to be lowest at night

Because of this, there’s new research that shows the best times to have sex are morning, noon and 3:00 pm, with 3:00 pm being the best. This is when hormone levels are at their peak, increasing the likelihood of a more satisfying sexual experience.

So, if you’re looking to increase the passion in your relationship, give into your hormones and enjoy a nooner!

2. Time for a new room or surface

How Do I Keep Sex New & Exciting In A Relationship - 02 - Location

Relive the early days of your relationship by getting horizontal in another corner of your home. Do you normally have sex in your bedroom or on the couch? Trying a new location or surface may be all that’s needed to spice things up!

If you’ve always fantasized about a particular place, don’t be shy about suggesting it. You never know what your partner might be willing to try. And you know what… Instead of asking, why not just go for it!?

3. Heighten the senses

How Do I Keep Sex New & Exciting In A Relationship - 03 - Textures

One of the best ways to bring passion and excitement into the bedroom is by engaging ALL the senses. Because sex is a full body experience, you can easily enhance things by playing with one another’s senses.

Do this by introducing different textures like soft tantalizing feathers and mystifying blindfolds. This can be a really great way to foreplay and get the oven cooking before you do the deed.

Small Changes Bring Big Results

Something to remember is that you don’t need to overhaul your sex life with giant changes. You can take a sigh of relief knowing no bondage chains or acrobatic positions are needed (unless you want that).

To keep sex new and exciting, all you need to do is begin with small steps. And it’s those small steps that produce big results! After all, when we aim for any transformation or change in life, all it takes is one step at a time.

Now it’s your turn. How do you keep your sex life new and exciting? Are you already implementing the techniques above?

This post was originally published via The Huffington Post on July 18, 2017.