From dancing around the house in your pants to loud, uninterrupted sex, there are loads of benefits to living alone or just with your partner.
Then Christmas arrives, and throws a big sparkly spanner in the works. Suddenly there's a relative lurking around every corner, and you're sleeping on the squeakiest mattress ever.
A house crowded with people isn't the easiest place to get it on, but before you put a ban on festive bonking, or spend the holidays separated from your favourite vibrator (gasp), here are some handy tips to help you get your glad tidings.
We all start out as virgins, which is honestly kind of great.
The first times experiencing each potential avenue of sexual pleasure might be clumsy, intimidating and far from how we imagine them going, but they can still be some of the best and most memorable sexual encounters we have.
University life and the culture surrounding it makes for an atmosphere of sex like no other - it's everywhere, and often on many minds.
For some students, though, penetrative sex just isn't what they're after from the uni experience and many make it through the full three years (or more) without once dipping a toe in the pool of student sex.
Whether it's for religious reasons, asexuality, just wanting to wait until you're absolutely certain you've found the right person or anything else - here are our top things you must know for life as a student virgin!
Sex in the bath or shower is a curiosity for many, and a 'would highly recommend it' for others. There's just something about getting down and dirty with a partner while getting clean at the same time.
However, if you've ever lived in shared accommodation then you're aware that access to the bathroom, and a clean one at that, can be limited at best. Don't let your living situation be a limit to your sex life, though!
Previously our bloggers have covered How to Masturbate Without Anyone Knowing; given the echo of the bathroom and the splashing that can come with it, it seems that discreet sex in the bathroom is an impossibility.
But where there is a will(y), there is a way, and by the end of this, you'll know just how to have mind-blowing sex in the bathroom.