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Romantic Essentials Make a Hotel Room Sexy For Valentine’s Getaway

20130214-195557.jpgSkip the room that looks into the office building next door. Nobody wants to be reminded of work entanglements during a getaway a deux.

Infinity pools and swanky lobbies are nice, but it’s the room that matters when it’s a trip for two. In honor of all the romantic getaways coming up for Valentine’s Day weekend, ┬ásome relationship gurus offer their romantic room essentials.

1) A tub for two. The ideal hotel would have a bathtub and a cozy arm chair, each large enough for two, says Nancy Dreyfus, a couples therapist and author of “Talk to Me Like I’m Someone You Love: Relationship Repair in a Flash.”

“While the centrality of a bed during a romantic weekend is obviously not up for debate, additional opportunities for snuggling on land and on sea only serve to enhance my experience, expand the sensuality of it all, and keep my partner and me from just ‘heading for bed’ because it happens to be a romantic weekend.”

2) A fireplace and a view. Your room should go above and beyond the standard-issue kind bed with a puffy duvet and that decorative scarf laid across the foot. In addition to crisp linens, perhaps you’d like a fireplace and a lovely view of the water or the forest or a nearby mountain that also promises privacy?

“Extra credit for a balcony that I can step out onto when wearing a robe or less,” says Ian Kerner, a sexuality counselor and The New York Times best-selling author, who writes about sex and relationships for CNN Health.

3) Luxury counts. Feeling pampered is important, says Dreyfus.

Read more: CNN

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