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Beginner's Guide to Blindfolds

BlindfoldsWe rely on our senses so much - particularly when it comes to sex. Think about how you react to sexy stimulation. You hear someone moaning. You feel their hands on your skin. You taste the sweet juices of their body. You smell their sweet scent as they walk in the room. You see their gorgeous body. That last one, sight, is one of our most relied upon sensory experiences.

What would you do if your partner temporarily limited your sight? This might sound like a panic-inducing scenario for some, but there is actually tremendous erotic potential in not being able to see during sex. In fact, it has been practiced for a very long time because sight feels so essential, when you take it away, other amazing sensations take over in the body. This is why blindfolds and eye masks have been a popular part of pleasure chests for so long!

Blindfolds and eye masks explained

Some might use blindfolds to sleep better at night or to surprise someone with a roomful of people, because they are simply a device that covers the eyes to prohibit sight. Now, sexy blindfolds and eye masks are a little different. Depending on your sexy style, they can be made from leather, silk, PVC and many other sexy materials. They fit snug, but comfortably around the eyes to ensure no sneaky peeks are taken. There are a wide variety of colours and patterns available - you can even get wild with animal prints!

Increasing sensory reactions

Did you know that when you remove the ability of one sense, other senses compensate and work harder for your body? This is what makes blindfolds so very appealing. When your eyes are covered and you can no longer rely on one of our most powerful senses, your other senses become more acute. If you concentrate, you’ll notice your hearing will be amplified - the click of those high heels will be stronger.

The feeling of touch against your skin will be electric - that hand running up your inner thighs will cause goosebumps across your whole body. Being blindfolded is one of the most exhilarating sexual experiences you will ever have.

Teasing temperatures

Blindfolds are great sexytime fun on their own, but they are even better when you combine them with other things to really bring out the incredible possibilities of sensory play. One hot (and cold) scenario is combining hot and cold! Place the blindfold on your partner and then get your supplies. Find a variety of hot and cold items: one washcloth soaked in cool water, one in warm, ice cubes and hot candle wax. Alternate using these items on different parts of their body. Their sensations will be intense and erotic!

Using blindfolds and eye masks

BlindfoldsAs with other BDSM-related sex toys, it is essential that you and your partner establish a safeword before you begin using a blindfold. It is possible that not being able to see during sexual play could unnerve people. And if they are also bound, they won’t be able to remove the blindfold quickly to help them recover. It is even a good idea to add a special safeword that could be specifically for the blindfold. Your partner might just need to look at your face or the surroundings to become grounded and ready for more.

Blindfolds are one of those sex toys that is greatly useful in both soft, romantic lovemaking and hard, BDSM play. There is tremendous opportunity in each! On the softer side, one lover can wear the blindfold and then be ravished with attention, from massages to oral sex to passionate sex. On the BDSM side, the dominant can take the submissive’s sight away - another form of showing dominance. The submissive can also happily give it up. Spankings and paddlings and bondage will be that much more intense!

One other use for blindfolds is for people who struggle with intimacy and body issues. Some folks have a hard time looking at their partner during sex, particularly as they receive oral or manual stimulation. Wearing a blindfold can put that person at ease, and, possibly help them grow towards better acceptance of pleasure and their body. Over time, the blindfold could be eased up, allowing just a bit of vision each time. If all goes well, they may be able to enjoy the wonderful sights of sex.

Buying blindfolds and eye masks

Would you like to take away the sense of sight during your love making or bondage play? If so, just head on over to our blindfolds and eye masks category: Buy Blindfolds & Eye Masks.

Need more help?

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