The blindfolds that comes free with transatlantic flights 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 silk number from LELO, or more low-key with a soft and comfortable one in basic black for only $12 from GoodVibes. Seriously, everyone should have one of those handy in their nightstand. Even if you’re feeling particularly broke or need something in a pinch, you can always 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. The list goes on…
And a blindfold is a great way to heighten sensation. It adds an element of surprise (especially pleasant when receiving oral) 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! And it feels like it’s turned up to 11.
This post has been updated.
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