Home > Sex > Sex tips Updated 06 June 2014 Don’t kill the mood Killing the mood right before, or even worse halfway through, some passionate lovemaking is one of the worst, most awkward experiences you’ll ever have 0 Shutterstock Check Are you a sex addict? » Ask Sexologist » Join Health24 on Facebook » Quiz Are you ready for sex? » SEE: What happens to your body during sex? How porn addiction can affect your sex life You’ve just managed to lure a lover into your naughty nest, things are hotting up and it’s looking a long, sweaty night ahead. But suddenly, disaster strikes, you put on your favourite CD for getting down and dirty and your partner freezes up. Apparently “Barbie Girl” by Aqua just doesn’t do it for them.Killing the mood right before, or even worse halfway through, some passionate lovemaking is one of the worst, most awkward experiences you’ll ever have. Here are our 5 biggest no-no’s.1. Put. The phone. Down.There are few things that bring on the proverbial cold water more than the beast with two backs being interrupted by a shrill ringtone or a whatsapp message from mom. Put it away, put it on silent, you don’t need to check your tweets right now.2. Ditch the petsWe’re sure that Mr. Kibbles is a great pet, but we don’t want his judgemental gaze watching his hump. Put him in the lounge.3. Watch the tongueKissing is supposed to be smooth and sensual, like you’re giving a massage. It’s not supposed to be like attaching a washing machine to your face and suffering through a particularly vigorous spin cycle. 4. Stay cleanIf you want to get dirty, you’ve got to get clean first. Going to bed with breath like Mexican food and toxic armpits should be illegal. Take a few minutes to spruce yourself up.5. Pace yourselfA sure fire way to ruin your chances is head straight for the traditionally censored areas. Think of it like exercise, first you have to warm up and ease yourself into it. Foreplay isn’t overrated.Read more:Are men wired to be promiscuous?10 questions all women hate and whyWhat defines a healthy vagina? More in Sex SEE: What happens to your body during sex? More: SexSex tips 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 Keep an eye on your vision Which skin products are better, ‘medical grade’ or ‘over-the-counter’? Win 1 of 6 R5000 cash prizes Win Skin Renewal voucher Live healthier Exercise benefits for seniors » Working out in the concrete jungle Even a little exercise may help prevent dementia Here’s an unexpected way to boost your memory: running Seniors who exercise recover more quickly from injury or illness When sedentary older adults got into an exercise routine, it curbed their risk of suffering a disabling injury or illness and helped them recover if anything did happen to them. No relief for MS » Drug shows promise against MS in mouse study Vitamin D may slow multiple sclerosis Obesity in girls tied to higher MS risk Exercise may not lower women's risk of MS A Harvard study showed no evidence to support the idea that exercise lowers the risk of multiple sclerosis.