The Art of Seduction

You’re a Creative, which means that you like to start from scratch — and when you’re wooing a partner, the key ingredient is imagination.

Dip strawberries into melted chocolate, pop them into the freezer for a few minutes, then hand-feed your paramour one berry at a time. Not big on sweets? You can try a batch of pine-nut pesto, which is high in zinc — just like oysters — an essential mineral that has been shown to increase sex drive and fertility. Or you can whip up a delicious after-dinner coffee drink: One study found that caffeine helps put you in the mood for sex. Whatever you serve, the fact that you made it yourself is the real turn-on.

You don’t have to be the next Marvin Gaye or Jack Johnson —though, hey, maybe you are! Everyone’s a sucker for a song written and performed just for them, and the more romantic, the better. If you’re a beginner, try teaching yourself to play the ukulele — it’s much faster to pick up than guitar or piano. Hint: You might want to keep the lyrics clean so the song comes off as seductive, not funny.

One of the biggest mistakes people make in bed is assuming that there’s nothing new to learn on the kissing front, but you Creatives know better! Take inspiration from your favorite indie flick, where filmmakers always seem to get it right: face holding, deep eye contact, moaning, gentle nibbling, roaming lips (ears, cheeks, shoulder blades, and so on), raking hands through hair. We’re swooning just thinking about it!