• How to Use a Blindfold for Better Sex

    Simple, sexy and fun, the blindfold is a must-have for those looking to dabble with bedroom bondage.

    Bondage Boutique Beginners Soft BlindfoldBlindfolds are a tool to enhance sensation. Without sight we rely on our other senses much more, so smells, sounds, tastes and physical contact are all enhanced.

    Blindfolds also build anticipation as we try to interpret what our partner is going to do next. Variation and anticipation will leave your partner totally aroused - and you'll feel like an incredible lover!

    A blindfold holds so much pleasure potential - from sensuality to sex-play around power and control.

    One of the questions we get asked most at Lovehoney is what exactly do you do once your partner's blindfolded? Check out these sex tips for using a blindfold to help make your play run a little more smoothly.

    Blindfold Tips:

    - If you want to experiment with power play, a blindfold is your best friend. Even if you’re not naturally dominant, you’ll find it easier to slip into a dominating role if your partner can’t see you. You’ll feel less self conscious, helping you to get into your stride.

    Blindfolded Couple Domination- Exercise your dominant streak and ask your partner to do things to you while they're blindfolded. Guide them to performing incredible oral sex or ask them to run their hands all over your body - they'll love exploring you anew.

    - Alternatively, do things you your partner while they're deprived of sight. Stroke them, kiss them, lick them. Then, change the pace: stop and stay completely still from time to time. Don't make contact again until they're desperate for you to touch them once more.

    - Take inspiration from '9 ½ Weeks' and create a sexy platter of food to tease and tempt your partner with. In the film Mickey Rourke blindfolds Kim Basinger in front of the fridge and teases her with different foods from jelly to chillies. Try to keep food sexy and opt for easily lickable and tasty treats.

    - It's all about sensation when your partner is blindfolded. Sneak an ice cube into play when they're least expecting it to set their senses alight.

    - Give your partner an erotic massage, building up sensation slowly. Start off with a feather tickler to get them super excited, move onto slowly teasing your fingers over their skin and then add some massage oil or silicone lube to the mix and allow your hands to freely roam your favourite parts of your lover’s body. Alternate between running long, teasing strokes along their limbs and tracing little circles in one small area. The difference in sensation will feel incredible.

    - Try masturbating blindfolded. A lot of people like to watch their partner masturbating, but the person 'performing' can feel self-conscious. If the 'performer' wears a blindfold, they can focus completely on their own pleasure and they may feel more at ease.

    - Introduce a new sex toy into play that your partner wasn’t expecting. This is a great way to surprise your lover with a sex toy or some other sexy gift that they’ve had their eye on for a while.

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    Comments (5)

    • Nymeria: August 17, 2012 22:48
      I love this set of ideas! I have always recommended the use of blindfolds especially when wanting to become more confident in taking charge etc. But I love how a collection of useful ideas are written in one piece.

      Thanks Hella! Will definitely be using this post as a base when I decide to whip out the blindfold and bondage gear. ;P

    • Lovehoney - Alice: August 20, 2012 12:34
      Thanks Nymeria - we're going to be writing more weekly sex tips, so keep your eyes peeled!
    • DougSherrie: December 15, 2013 12:51
      Hi were an older couple that has my wife massage and sensually pleased by her massage guy, I'm interested in getting her to try a blindfold to raise the level of sexual attention. Do women think this is a good idea that the mystery of not knowing which one is doing what to her when we proceed to a 4hand massage. The rush is were both nude andi like to confuse her senses with us both swapping each others scents(colon) so she thinks he is me and I'm him
    • NG: October 22, 2014 17:03
      Realy love this am gona try it on my bf
    • Chris: March 10, 2015 05:30
      Blindfold sex is too fun & adventurous. I have tried with my partner when she blindfolded me & guided me to explore by hand all over her body & the sensitive spots. We tried some new positions & moves & had amazing love making session. Sometimes we also watch some sex videos on http://www.best10.net or some other sites to learn new techniques.
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