Testing the Waters
His hands and lips may have already explicitly shown you where his sexual intentions lie, but if you're thinking about taking it to the next level, the best thing to do is have a straight-forward talk. The agenda for your chat might also include broaching the touchy subject of safe sex.
But rather than making the conversation a self-conscious and clinical exercise, try to invite a natural discussion in an intimate setting. Opening up about your sexual history and background will often invite your partner to do the same.
Having these personal conversations is often a good reason to delay going straight to bed, says Hooper. "The more steamy you get without actually having sex, the more it invites intimate talk."