Valentine’s Day can feel gruesome and daunting if you aren’t coupled up for this luvvy time of year: shops are filled with teddy bears, flower arrangements and cards so sweet your teeth hurt just looking at them.
There are plenty of things you can do with equally single friends on V-Day, like going for drinks and watch overly refreshed couples tongue-kissing each other. That’s always fun. Or go to a restaurant and count how many couples are staring meaningfully into each others eyes over bowls of freshly-made pasta. Also great fun.
Or you can heed our advice and spend the day in the best company of all: you own! No one to make polite small talk with, no one to look disapprovingly at your third martini and best of all, the only needs to be satisfied are your own!
It’s time to embrace Valentine’s Day as a Singleton.
Booking a massage is an excellent way of relaxing tense muscles and forgetting about the massive bouquet of roses Ruth in Reception received before lunch. We recommend trying a hot stone massage – utter bliss in the hands of a stranger. No need to worry about shaving, plucking or waxing – just let those experienced hands take care of you… Check GroupOn for good deals and book yourself in!
Having nails done is another great way of feeling pampered. We don’t necessarily mean pink polish – cuticle oil on chewed nails and a quick trim of tootsies feel amazing. Don’t worry if your feet have been hidden in boots all winter – just leave a decent tip before floating away on your newly-soft soles.
Treating yourself to some new undies is a quick and easy way of getting your wiggle on – the best kind of knickers are the ones you feel fabulous in. We love these rose lace and keyhole panties. They are well-cut and see-through, which can be fun even if you have no plans of showing them to anyone but yourself.
Wearing a Bracli classic pearl thong under your work wear is a pleasurable way of ensuring you feel juicy and in the mood all day long. The pearls glide and rub in all the right paces, and you might find yourself crossing your legs far more often that usual. Handmade in Spain with soft stretch lace and 46 body-safe genuine Manacor pearls, the Bracli pearl thong looks and feels incredibly luxurious. Perfect!
Investing in Your Pleasure
Getting ready for a night of ‘menage a moi’ starts with an empowering visit to your local female-friendly sex shop, where you can browse body-safe sex toys and erotica. The staff are used to nervous first-time visitors, so don’t waste time feeling awkward – just enjoy the fun atmosphere! Ask questions and touch the demo products on display; it’s all about finding goodies that catch your eye and your curiosity…
Our Top Three vibrator picks for a sexy, solo Valentine’s Day:
Satisfyer Pro Penguin – this super-cute and discreet toy offers clitoral suction with 11 levels of intensity. Satisfyer Pro has changed the way women look at sex toys designed for clitoral use – instead of vibration, this toy uses air suction technology to create incredible orgasms in the shortest possible time.
Flicker, with its roll of soft silicone tongues lapping at the clitoris, is a fantastic choice if you enjoy dual stimulation but is looking for something different to standard Rabbit vibes. The firm shaft slides easily inside, and the smooth tongue movements can go forwards, backwards or – oooh – alternate back-and-forth, depending on preferences.
The Twizzler with its beret-style clitoral simulator is another exciting vibrator. Strong vibration coupled with constant twirling pressure on the clitoris is likely to have a woman seeing stars in no time… The shaft is a little longer, so a buzzing dream come true for anyone who adore deeper penetration.
Enhancing pleasure gels and a good bottle of waterbased lube are must-haves for a night of passion, with or without company. A pleasure gel helps bring blood to the area, increasing wetness and arousal. The lube makes play smoother and more comfortable, and together they add lots of fun to the experience!
Setting the Scene
Scented candles not only smell nice, they also offer soft, seductive lighting which can feel comfortable if you are unused to seducing yourself. Dona candles are indulgence at a purse-friendly price. Infused with safe, chemical-free aphrodisiacs and pheromones, the tantalising aromas of Dona candles will help put you in the mood for more.
A good book will help build desire and getting your mind tuned into what’s about to happen (why, pleasure of course!). The Sexual Life of Catherine M is an autobiography of one woman’s journey towards sexual fulfillment and comes highly recommended. Another great Valentine’s Day read is Orgasmic, edited by Rachel Kramer Bussel. 25 hot stories all on the theme of female orgasms…