When you're wearing a blindfold, you can't see your lover's next move coming.
You can't you move towards or away from it. You are totally helpless to your lover's touch. You have no idea where, when or what the next sensation you experience will be.
Will it be a delicate kiss? A lick, a flick, a caress or a spank*?
[*BTW, we wouldn't recommend a surprise spank unless you're 100% confident your lover will love it]
It’s this anticipation and loss of control that can be incredibly sexy.
And there is another, more sensory side to blindfolded sex.
With sight denied, other senses come alive. The blindfolded person will feel, taste, smell and hear things more acutely than normal.
Exploring all senses during a blindfold session will really heighten the experience.
For taste and smell, try feeding your lover wine, chocolate, strawberries or ice – any sensual foods you know they’ll like.
As for sound, try whispering in their ear - when your lover is blindfolded, it’s a great opportunity to practice ‘talking dirty’, especially if you get shy, or the giggles, when there's eye contact.
Blindfolded sex can be liberating to both partners. Whether you’re the one wearing the blindfold, or the sighted ‘in-control’ partner, you can be wilder, bolder and try new things…
Blindfolding is often a part of bondage-play. Being tied-up and in the dark really exaggerates the feeling of helplessness.
Even if you're not into ‘kinky stuff' a little light bondage and blindfold-play is a great way for couples to explore different ways to be intimate together. It can also relight fires if you are stuck in a sexual rut.
If you would like to explore being tied-up and blindfolded, remember this is not the kind of sex for casual partners or one night stands.
Only when you know and trust someone well, should you allow yourself to be tied up and blindfolded by them.