Sexy Games (You Won't Play After Christmas Dinner)
Those lost days between Christmas and New Year (what I like to refer to as the Christmas Perineum or the Holiday Taint) can be a frustrating time.
Are you fed up with vol-au-vents? Have you seen a certain British secret agent film series a few too many times? Have you had to explain to your aunts and uncles what your degree means again? Has it been too many days since your last orgasm?
Returning home for Christmas can feel uncomfortable after living independently as a student, especially if you're bringing a significant other along.
So, to keep the fun going, here are a handful of game ideas for when you go up to bed. All you have to do is make sure your partner knows where the squeaky floorboards are.
(And remember, the ancient Greeks competed in the nude so there's no reason why you shouldn't.)
Lovehoney Oh! games
Lovehoney Oh! have a dozen gifts that won't break the bank and keep your foreplay fresh. From card games to dice and scratch cards, there's something for gamers and non-gamers alike.
Kama Sutra playing cards can be used traditionally, albeit in a slightly more titillating manner (Rummy never has looked so yummy) or to leave your lover clues to the evening ahead.
Truth or Dare is a well-known party game; but Kinky Confessions is a variation that'll certainly spice up the evening. Pick a card and ask them which of the two sexy acts on the cards they'd prefer, and if they refuse to answer, set them a sexy forfeit.
Whether your evening ends in hot sex or passing out of the sofa bed, the truth or dare cards make for sizzling conversation and tantilising teases.
If you fancy a change from discreet sex in your bedroom, the Thriller Spinner might be just what you're looking for. The spinner has three circles; each listing a body area, a way to touch and a place in the house. Spin the dial and see where the act will happen.
Will it be sucking a nipple in the kitchen, or stroking the inner thighs in the garden? It gives a new meaning to whodunnit.
If you're lucky enough to get time alone with your lover this year, the Hot Knots Beginner's Bondage Game comes with a deck of kinky suggestion cards, ribbons ties and a satin blindfold (which is also great if your neighbour's Christmas lights look like Blackpool Illuminations).
The game has "intimate", "passionate" and "steamy" actions. And the best thing? Communication is a big part of the game, so your brain gets as stimulated as other parts. Everyone's a winner.
Nookii is similar, with the exception of a time limit on activities. Three levels of intimacy make the game suitable for novices and experts alike.
Build up the anticipation to make the five hour coach journey back to campus more interesting. You won't be able to keep your hands off each other when you get back to your student house, which is doubly helpful because heating is expensive...
Got any suggestions for sneaky fun over the festive period? Or have you ever tried to see how many jelly willies or jelly boobies you can fit in your mouth? Make sure you let us know in the comments below.
Nina is a postgraduate art student in Brighton. Which means she can make origami genitals and pass it off as work. She likes thinking about gender, consent and body positivity.
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