When you hear about erotic sensation play your mind may jump automatically to BDSM, whips and paddles, but there are so many things you can experience as a couple that are thrilling, safe, sexy and pain-free. Read on for some erotic inspiration.
TRY A BLINDFOLD TO BUILD ANTICIPATION
A blindfold is the simplest (and most affordable) sensation play tool you can use and creates delicious possibilities for couple play. The Sportsheets Soft Black Blindfold is both stretchy, and simple. Slip it over your eyes and pair it with ice cubes touched to the nipples or lick chocolate sauce off your lover. Don’t have a blindfold? Use a tie or scarf instead!
FEATHER TICKLERS ARE PERFECT FOR BEGINNERS
What could be more non-threatening than a feather? The Fetish Fantasy Frisky Feather Duster is small enough to hide away and bring out when you’re up for a bit of play time. Stroke it across bare skin and bring up goosebumps of anticipation over what is to come next. Pair it with a blindfold for a double whammy of sensory deprivation and heightened sensations.
CANDLE WAX DRIPPING DOESN’T HAVE TO HURT
If the idea of dripping wax onto your lover is a real turn-on, make sure you have the right tools. Massage candles are a perfect place to start because they don’t burn as hot as regular candles. As the wax melts, it becomes a massage oil that feels warm and luxurious against your skin. If you want wax rather than massage oil, choose a candle that is made for the purpose of erotic wax play like Temptasia Fox Drip Candle, which also burns at a lower temperature.
A WARTENBERG WHEEL IS A MUST-HAVE
It sounds scary and looks intimidating, but a Wartenberg Wheel a versatile and thrilling sensation play tool. The metal wheels are pointed but not sharp enough to puncture skin unless you press extremely hard. Instead, the wheel can give you that feeling of fingernails stroking your skin. The Scandal Metal Wartenberg Pleasure Wheel is a simple and affordable way to start out.
WARMING MASSAGE OILS ARE A TREAT FOR BOTH OF YOU
If dripping massage candles aren’t your thing, try some warming massage oil instead. Drizzle it along your lover’s body and they will feel it warm as it sinks into their skin. Exsens Flavored Warming Massage Oils are lickable, kissable, and condom safe with delightful flavors like Mint Mojito and Hot Vanilla. Not all massage oils are compatible with condoms, so if that is your method of protection, make sure you read the label carefully.
GLASS OR METAL TOYS TAKE SENSATION PLAY TO ANOTHER LEVEL
Did you know that most glass and metal toys can be heated or cooled for fantastic erotic sensations? The Le Wand Hoop Double Ended Stainless Steel Dildo is great for some intense g-spot action but you can also put it in hot or cold water, then use it to caress and play. Glass toys like the Icicles line by Pipedream can also retain heat or cold for a silky, smooth temperature play experience.
DON’T FORGET LUBRICANTS
Personal lubricants come in all kinds of delicious flavors and some of them even create a warming or cooling sensation on the skin for an easy and non-intimidating introduction to sensation play. At Betty’s we love Wicked Aqua Heat Water Based Warming Lubricant and Wicked Aqua Chill Water Based Cooling Lubricant for temperature play but if you want a treat for your tasted buds, try some of the Wicked flavored lubes like Blueberry Muffin, Mango, or Salted Caramel