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Do It Tonight: Blindfold Your Partner

Fri, Aug 21, 2009

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The blindfolds that come free with a transatlantic Virgin flight (oh, really, you shouldn’t have, Richard Branson) are sometimes printed with the phrase “forty winks” — and we think we know what kind of winks they’re talking about. Who hasn’t stuffed a complimentary blindfold into their carry-on and thought, “Ooh, I should use that sometime”? But, really, you should. You can go high-end with a gorgeous suede-and-silk number from JimmyJane.com, or sleek and modern Intima Silk from GoodVibes.com (it’s even lined with faux fur!). Or, if you haven’t taken a transatlantic Virgin flight lately (damn you, recession, for ruining cheap kink too!), then treat yourself to a soft and comfortable blindfold in pink or black for only $8 from GoodVibes. Seriously, everyone should have one of those handy in their nightstand, though if you’re feeling cheap, you could go DIY with a cotton scarf or tee knotted to the side of the head for comfort. (It just won’t look quite so sexy.)

Blindfolds help you get in the mood if you’re trying something new and are feeling shy: Maybe you want to spank your boyfriend but don’t want him to see you until you’ve perfected your swing; maybe you’re role-playing and find it easier to get into character if you can’t see that your “doctor” is wearing her stethoscope back to front; etc. And a blindfold is a great way to heighten sensation: It adds an element of surprise (especially pleasant when receiving cunnilingus) and makes everything feel more. You know how your radio always sounds louder after you’ve turned off your bedside light? Yeah, it’s like that, except it’s not KROC; it’s sex! Back in the eighties, people used to say, “It’s like sex on acid!” We prefer the more contemporary “It’s like sex on broadband!”

For more tips on accessorizing your sex life, check out our book, “SEX TOY: An A-Z Guide to Bedside Accessories.”

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4 Responses to “Do It Tonight: Blindfold Your Partner”

  1. Elizabeth Says:

    or “like sex in HD”? :)

  2. Marilyn Says:

    Blindfolds are a must for us when we play “tie up”. I like to be blindfolded so that I can not see what my husband is going to do next to me. Being bond and blindfolded is really the hite of surprise for us, we never know what the other is going to do.

  3. Hella LoveHoney Says:

    I’m all about the sensory deprivation. I find blindfolds are especially effective when twinned with a pair of headphones belting out loud music. Hear no evil, see no evil and if they’re too noisy, they’ll speak no evil either ;)

  4. Ace Card Says:

    I tried blindfolding my wife for the first time the other night and she loved it. They say when you lose one of your 5 senses the other ones go up a notch! That might explain why it feels so much better!


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