No matter what the time of year, a guy is going to want to have sex – but cold winter months can sometimes make that challenging. Challenging, but far from impossible. Men who want better sex during the bruthish weather months can do so, providing they are practicing good penis care – and take advantage of these handy dandy sex tips.

1. Make the bed inviting. One of the drawbacks to hitting the sheets during the winter is that they tend to be cold. Even when the bedroom temperature is fairly toasty, sheets tend to be significantly cooler than the air in the room. So to avoid shivering in the sheets, plan in advance. Put away the summertime bedclothes and bring out some warm flannel sheets instead. Then place a nice electric blanket on top, and turn it on at a modest setting for 5 or 10 minutes before snuggling into position with a partner.

2. Keep the shades up. If the bedroom is situated so that nosy neighbors can not see in, raise the shades or open the blinds when engaging in some bed-based morning calisthenics or afternoon delight. Why? Sunlight can help to add warmth, but more importantly, sunlight helps boost testosterone production – making a man feel just that much friskier.

3. Hit the sheets before dinner. Often a couple plans on some playtime after dinner, but find themselves a bit sleepy when the meal is over. This is especially true during the winter, when meals tend to be a bit more filling and when the body may crave more rest. It may be better to have a little fling before dinner, so that both partners are more receptive to a little beastly action.

4. Find warmth in other places. A warm bed is great in the winter, but are there other places in the house that can keep away the winter cold while kindling the inner flames? If a man is lucky enough to have a working fireplace, he should definitely take advantage of that. In addition to the warmth, fires tend to bring out a partner's romantic inclinations.

No fireplace? How about the kitchen? Putting a casserole in the oven and then whilling away the cooking time on a comforter on the kitchen floor can be a new experience. And for the adventurous, take advantage of the clothes dryer. When it's set on high, it generates some heat on the outside as well – and possibly more importantly, it provides some interesting vibratory patterns which can take lovemaking to a different level.

5. Indulge in tea. Hot tea helps warm the body up. Drinking a little hot tea before facilitating a partner orally can make the experience especially especially hot for them. (Rumor has it that there is something in peppermint tea that adds a special tingle to oral sex, by the way.)

6. Encourage her to keep her feet warm. Sex tips are not always applicable to both genders. Nobody wants cold feet in bed, but for some reason, women whose feet are kept warm are supposedly more likely to achieve that elusive orgasm. So men who are interested in keeping their woman very happy on a cold winter's night should save her to keep those socks on.

Sex tips, whether for winter, summer, spring or fall, should also encourage men to keep their penis in great condition. Daily application of a top drawer penis health crème (health professionals recommend Man1 Man Oil, which is clinically proven mild and safe for skin) can help achieve this goal. The wise man will select a crème that includes both vitamin B5 and D. Also known as pantothenic acid, vitamin B5 is required for proper cell metabolism and healthy penile tissue. And vitamin D is often called the "miracle vitamin" due to its contribution to fighting disease and supporting healthy cellular function. In any season, a good penis health crème is most welcome.

Sex Tips and Penis Care for a Cold Winter by John Dugan