by Jennifer Craig

Long distance relationships don’t have to be dull. Of course, it’s harder to do things together like normal couples do, but you know the saying: Where there’s will, there’s a way. Keep reading to find out five things you can do to spice up your long-distance relationship and keep things interesting.

Watch the Same Movie Together

All couples watch movies together. Although the distance might seem like a barrier, technology and new software allow you and your partner to watch movies together even though you’re thousands of miles apart. It’s a nice and interesting activity that you can do together. It’s complex from the point of picking out what movie to watch and down to commenting things you like and dislike about the movie. Watching movies together will make it seem like you’re closer together.

Synaptop Theatre is a free app that allows you to watch movies simultaneously by synchronizing video streaming. This app also allows you to fast forward, rewind and pause whenever you need to, and your lover will see the same thing you do. You can also comment about the movie in a special window. is a place where you can create a room to stream videos. All you have to do is paste the URL to your video hosted by YouTube, DailyMotion or Vimeo and hit the go button. You can send your partner your room code, and he can join your existing room with just one click. This is also free, and there’s no registration required.

For videos uploaded online on different platforms, you also have other options like:

Send Him a Surprise Gift

Everybody loves surprise gifts. In long-distance relationships, gifts can serve as a reminder of your love and affection. And depending on the type of gift you go for, you could make him think about you each and every day.

These gifts don’t necessarily need to be expensive. You could craft or write something yourself, or you could buy something online. There are numerous gifts that are just perfect for people who are far away from one another.

Go for a romantic gift if it’s your anniversary. Or pick a funny one for a gift that’s not given for any particular occasion. You can opt for a sexy gift if you want to spice up your relationship and make him look forward even more for the next time he’ll see you. Practical gifts such as pillows and coffee mugs are great for everyday use, and they are the perfect gift regardless of his preferences. (Check out my Long-distance Relationship Gift Ideas For Him page)


Sexting is how you can seriously spice up your relationship. And it’s one way that you can be together intimately. Although sexting is a relatively new phenomenon, people in long-distance relationships are the ones who benefit the most from it. Even though it might not seem like much at a first glance, sexting can help you maintain a healthy sex life.

You can start with harmless flirty texts, and then get down to business with serious foreplay afterwards. Together with sexual text messages, you can also attach pictures. Of course, this might not be for everybody, but your partner will surely be more turned on if you send him a luscious photo alongside a sexy text message.

It is possible for a round of sexting to be more intense than sex. The mind is a powerful thing. When things start to build up, they end up bursting all over the place. So put your sexy hat on, and send him an inviting sext message.

Don’t think about what your partner is doing at the time. Sexting has no rules, no limits and no barriers. Your lover might be at work, and you can still text him. It might make it even more exciting for the both of you.

If you want to read more on LDR sexting, you can check out my post, A Woman’s Guide to Long-distance Relationship Sexting.


Even with long-distance relationships, the key to a great relationship is great sex. Unlike the old days when people had just a pen and paper, long-distance relationship couples nowadays have technology on their side. With a camera and a microphone you can make it seem like you’re in the same room together.

Skype is one of the most accessible and reliable platform you can use. Talking dirty on camera can get things started, and it can be lots of fun. You just have to let your imagination run wild and use words instead of physical touch. Even if you can’t touch your partner, you can tell him what you’d like to do to him. That’s always a turn on.

And just like normal sex, cybersex can also be spiced up with some sexy lingerie and accessories. Ask him about his fantasies so that you can help him bring them to life via webcam. Role play can be really exciting on camera as well.

But make sure to protect yourself. When you expose any part of your body, make sure that your face is not on camera. You never know how a hacker can get his hands on some footage and then you risk going viral on the internet.

Consider Introducing LDR Sex Toys

If you wonder how to keep things interesting in a long distance relationship, sex toys can be extremely useful, and they can be used during your Skype sessions as well.

There’s a wide variety of sex toys available online for both of you, and you can even get one as a gift for him or as a gift for yourself. They are great to spice up your relationship.

Sex toys allow you to let loose and get rid of some sexual tension while you’re apart. There are various types to fit everyone's needs from vibrating panties to vibrating eggs, G-Spot stimulators and male masturbaters. 

Don’t worry about purchasing them. You don’t have to buy them in-person. You can simply order them online, and they can be delivered to your doorstep in a delivery box that wouldn’t indicate what’s inside. (Click here to read my article on the top six recommended LDR sex toys.)

So these are five ways in which you can keep your long-distance relationship’s flame burning. For normal couples, these are things they do on a daily basis when they get together, so you need to do them as well if you want to make sure that you have a healthy relationship in which both parties are happy.

About the author 

Jennifer Craig

Jennifer Craig has been in a successful long-distance relationship and started SurviveLDR to encourage those who want to pursue love with partners in far land.

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  1. A successful long distance relationship is better, in my experience, when sex is not involved. Why? Well, the waiting to see them between meets keeps you interested, but not having sex makes you crave and long for them. It is a lot less traumatic when they do leave too. I like the movie idea. My and my love play games on our phones or the PC as well. Steam is a great place for that!

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