How to Use a Feather Tickler

Lots of couples want to explore new ways to excite their partner and stimulate each other's senses to their full potential during foreplay, but when you've already exhausted the tools Mother Nature gave you, it can be difficult to know what to move on to next.

Experimenting with sensory play such as erotic massage, temperature play and light spanking is a great way to instantly turn up the heat on your pleasure. If you're brand new to this kind of play, you might like to start with something a little less intimidating, like a feather tickler.

Unlike other types of sensory exploration which can require a certain level of skill or confidence, feather ticklers are the perfect balance between invitingly soft and excitingly new, whilst still being wonderfully easy to use.

Video: 5 Reasons to Try a Feather Tickler

Find out how a feather tickler can enhance your sex life with the help of this video from Lovehoney.

What is a Feather Tickler?

A feather tickler is a device that usually consists of one or more soft feathers which are held together at the top of a slim stem. It is used for gentle sensory titillation. Although often classified as a bondage toy, you don't need to be into BDSM to enjoy a little tickle-play. Lots of couples love using feather ticklers in the bedroom because they're romantic and feel amazing.

“The feathers are small and light, allowing the person in control to lightly run them over your skin leading to a tease! They felt soft and not intimidating at all.” - Amy T

The purpose of a feather tickler is to stimulate the senses and awaken those all-important nerve endings for a more satisfying, full-bodied sexual experience. A light touch is all that's required to draw blood to the surface of the skin and heighten sensitivity and pleasure.

Getting started

Holding onto the stem, allow the soft tip of the tickler to gently caress your lover's skin all over. They'll experience head-to-toe body tingles and be left with extra-sensitive skin for subsequent play.

Experiment with different types of contact, using a combination of barely-there touches and prolonged strokes to vary play, paying attention to how they react to each caress. You'll quickly get to know how and where they like it.

“Ticklers are just great for foreplay and sexual stimulation and sensation. It's great for partners and couples that want to venture into the world of BDSM.” - The_Grim_Seeder

Feather ticklers make a great addition to any toy box, but are particularly popular with couples wanting to try something new in the bedroom, but who don't fancy insertable toys or restraints.

Setting the scene

Although a feather tickler feels awesome on its own, there are a few ways you can enhance the experience even further.

Why not try introducing a blindfold like the Lovehoney Oh! Satin Blindfold to your exploration? Lots of people find that by limiting one sense, their others become dramatically heightened.

“Great to be used when restrained and blindfolded as you never know where your partner is going to tickle you with it.” - Rachlou88

With a blindfold involved, each stroke feels even more thrilling, taking your lover to new levels of euphoria.

Many couples also add some light restraint to feather tickle play, but this is by no means required.

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