Home > Sex > How to Have Great Sex Updated 06 June 2014 10 Bedroom mood killers These 10 warning points are worth remembering. (Or forwarding to your lover.) 0 Related Top 10 Sex positions for her Safe sex toys Sex position: The wheelbarrow Check Are you a sex addict? » Ask Sexologist » Join Health24 on Facebook » Quiz Are you ready for sex? » How to use a female condom Best sex positions for those who suffer from back pain It would be nice if we were all constantly brimming with unrequited passion like Edward and Bella...But we’re not. Which makes keeping the mood once you’ve caught it all the more important. 1. Bad breath. While funky arm pits can be a turn on and sweat a useful lubricant, bad breath is never cool. Keep breath mints in your bedside drawer at all times, along with the condoms. Also follow the basic rule: if you’re not sure, your breath is probably a bit dodge. Oh, and minty lube might work in a pinch.2. Washing machine kissing.I have never found someone who actually likes a tongue tonsil scrubbing. You? Exactly. Keep your tongue where you can still feel it. And start slow. You can’t go wrong with a slow, tension-building snoglet.3. Stampeding southOne of my favourite lines ever is from The Meaning of Life is when the Cleese school master character is teaching sexual education, with the help of his wife.“No need to go stampeding for the clitoris, boy, give the girl a KISS!”My thoughts exactly.3. Terrible musicThis is obviously quite subjective, so I asked my Twitterstream to give a few examples. They suggest avoiding, inter alia:- The Macarena- ‘He ain’t heavy, he’s my brother’- ‘Don’t you wish your girlfriend was hot like me?’- ‘I’m a Barbie girl, in a Barbie World...’- ‘Pump up the Jam’- ‘Like a Virgin’- De La ReyYou get the picture.4. FartingActually, on second thought, that might actually be quite a sweet ice-breaker, if you’re both nice and it doesn’t smell too bad.5. The phoneTell me you don’t answer the phone during sex. A friend once told me a guy texted while she was going down on him, but I hope that was just a horribly bad dream.7. The TV, the laptop, the iPad...Again, all totally unacceptable. Unless of course, you are porn folk. Then hey, go right ahead.6. Children knocking on the doorOr, much much worse, children STANDING IN THE DOORWAY. 7. Inappropriate gesturesSo obvious, yet such a regular passion killer, possibly because filters are rarely at optimum setting while turned on. Rule of thumb? Don’t compare anything to your thumb. Or shrug. Or – and I can’t stress this enough – ROLL YOUR EYES.8. CatsIt’s creepy to have sex with a cat in the room, dude. It just is. 9. SnortingMany, many animal like noises are sexy in the bedroom. Snorting is not one of them.10. SnoringLike snorting, snoring is never good.Got any bedroom mood killers you’d like to add? Do so, below.Follow Women24 on Twitter and like us on Facebook. Scarlett Peacock More in Sex Health24 readers' questions about masturbation More: SexHow to Have Great Sex advertisement Get a quote Momentum - save up to 35% on healthcare advertisement Read Health24’s Comments Policy Comment on this story 0 comments Comments have been closed for this article. Logout Comment 0 characters remaining Share on Facebook Loading comments... From our sponsors Advertorial Understanding thrombosis The power of smell and touch Fifty and fabulous! There’s something newly cool about turning 50 Advertorial: Understanding the dangers of blood clots Live healthier Up for grabs! » To vape or not to vape? Twisp's new range of e-cigs Discover your Twisp Win one of the 3 new devices from Twisp! Now you can stand a chance of winning one of the 3 new devices, as well as flavours and accessories worth R2000 each! Love your heart » SA dying of heart disease Natural trans fats good for heart Heart probs and sex life How old is your heart? Take this test What's your heart age? Use the calculator to see the real age of your heart. Post your results in the comments!