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How to Introduce Sensation Play


What is sensation play? It’s basically light bondage. Don’t be scared by “light bondage.” Those two words can seem very intimidating for beginners, but it doesn’t have to be. Did you know that it could be hard and rough or slow and gentle? If you are a beginner, you can enjoy play that relies on surprises and stimulation.

Here are some suggestions of luxurious light bondage gear and how to introduce sensation play:


Ice=goose bumps, right? Cold can be very exciting and painful at the same time. Run an ice cube down your partner’s neck, on their back, or between their legs. Cooling personal lubricant is another way to add cold excitement in the bedroom.


Hot wax or a hot stone massage can also be thrilling and a fun way to experiment. Just be careful that you use specially designed massage candles or the wax might be too hot and burn. (Massage candles are designed to burn at a lower temperature than a regular candle and are usually made of soy wax. Soy wax is also biodegradable and easy to clean up.) Although warming lubricant is not hot, it is still a fun and different sensation when experimenting with temperature.


Sexual stimulants provide extra sensation. This can be used on the nipplesclitoris or other parts of the body. Sensation balms usually tingle and are ideal for partner participation.


Sensation play not only includes adding sensations, it can also include taking away a sensation. This results in heightening the remaining senses. This is referred to as sensory deprivation. Blindfolds and wrist cuffs work best for sensory deprivation.


Laughter is sexy. Feather ticklers are a great way to inspire laughter (or torture)!


Many people enjoy impact play because they find it fun and erotic. Erotic spanking is done with an open hand, a paddle or a flogger. There are many different types of floggers that deliver a variety of sensations:

  • Super Light: silk or satin
  • Light: deerskin or lightweight suede
  • Medium: elk hide, moose or heavier suede
  • Hard: braided, buffalo hide, bull hide or rubber

The length of the tassels, as well as the thickness of the tassels can affect the impact of a flogging. The location on the body where you land will also determine how much a flogging will sting.


Have you been naughty? A proper spanking can cure those who are naughty. A paddling is usually done over their knees. If the paddle is heavy, then the wollup will be more painful. For beginners, leather paddles deliver less of a blow.


Wartenberg Wheel was originally designed as a medical device to test nerve response. Many people like to use these pinwheels as a sensation instrument over their partner’s flesh. It delivers a prickly sensation but does not hurt or break the skin.

So, what are you waiting for? A little bit of cold, hot or spanking never hurt anyone. Whether you use luxurious light bondage gear or high end sex toys, remember to HAVE FUN!!

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