Sometimes it doesn't matter how much we read about intimacy, how many articles and podcasts and studies tell us that sex is essential for healthy relationships, or how attracted we still are to our partners... our sex lives just need a little boost. They get a little stale, they get de-prioritized, we find things we love more than sex (like sleep), and one day it dawns on us: We don't need more research, we need more ideas.
So here we go: easy, simple, and sexy games you two can play to bring a little freaky back between the sheet-y. Trust us, these might push you a bit outside your comfort zone, but you'll be too busy having electrifying, toe-curling sex to notice!
1. Guess This Item
Blindfold your partner. (You know it'll be good if it starts with a blindfold!) Grab a few random objects from around the house: a feather, a belt, an ice cube, a piece of rope... anything you can find - it doesn't have to be inherently sexy. While they're laying down, trace this item lightly over their skin, the longer it takes them to guess, the further south you trace... it's a game where there are no losers.
2. Truth or Dare - Minus The Truth
Sure, we're aware we could have just said "Dare" and saved the time of calling it "Truth or Dare minus the truth" but where's the drama in that? If you've ever gone to middleschool, you know the drill. Go back and forth daring each other to do increasingly high-stakes things - hopefully they're a little on the sexy side - and agree on a ruthless punishment if either of you passes. Examples include:
- I dare you to wear handcuffs for an hour
- I dare you to fake an orgasm (a convincing one)
- I dare you to lick whipped cream off [insert body part here]
- I dare you to remove my underwear - with no hands
3. Aural Sex
Find an erotic story (it can be an excerpt from a book you like or something you found online) and read it to your partner. It sounds simple but this plays to your senses: your auditory senses. Plus, there's the whole delayed gratification thing...
4. Spin The Bottle - With A Twist
This isn't your average spin the bottle game (because, spoiler alert - there's no one else in the room but you and your partner). Cut one piece of paper into 4 squares, then do the same for them. Write down 4 sexy things you'd like the other person to do for you, or to you. Spread out the 8 slips of paper in a circle, and take turns spinning. You might not make it through all 8, in fact you might get a bit distracted after the first few, but you can always come back to it. Enjoy!
Whether you have all afternoon to create a "sexy deck of cards" or literally 15 seconds to throw on a robe and create a role play character... games breathe new life into your boudoir behavior. All you need to do is get creative, get silly, and get ready to enjoy each other.