Foreplay 101: Why It's Important And How To Do It Right
Ah, foreplay. The appetizer that makes the main course that much better, the warm-up that can take your sex from mediocre to mind blowing and of course, a vastly underestimated aspect of great sex. Welcome to Foreplay 101 and buckle up, it’s going to be a wild ride.
Benefits of Foreplay
It’s no surprise that foreplay increases arousal (that’s what it’s known for after all) but it may surprise you that it can also increase emotional connection in allowing you and your partner to explore each other's bodies and build anticipation for what's to come.
Types of Foreplay
Foreplay isn't a one-size-fits-all kinda game. There are several types of foreplay and each have their own appeal. Let’s break it down.
First to bat: non-sexual foreplay. Think cuddling, kissing, and holding hands. This is all about building that sweet, sweet intimacy and connection without feeling the pressure to “perform”.
Next up: sensual foreplay. Think a sensual oil massage. Not only does a sensual massage help you unwind and “get in the mood”, but it also gets your blood flowing to increase arousal and anticipation for the main event. As the massage heads “down there”, don’t be afraid to introduce sensation serums like Panty Dropper – that were formulated to enhance clitoral pleasure and stimulation, intensify climax and heighten senses.
And last but definitely not least (this one can be really fun): psychological foreplay. We're talking sexting and dirty talk, the perfect way to build up anticipation and desire (and even hint at what you like in the bedroom) before you even step foot in the same room.
How To Do It Right
The concept of “foreplay” can be daunting, we get that! At My Girl, we’re all about helping you build confidence in every aspect of your life and that most certainly includes the bedroom. Here are a few tips & tricks to get you (fore)playing your “A game”:
We’ve said it before and we’ll say it again, communication is key and this is particularly true in the bedroom. Don’t be afraid to talk openly with your partner about your desires and boundaries. Our partners want to pleasure us so don’t hold back from praising their work while they’re in the act- it will not only make them feel good but will help them learn what you like best.
Take your time (patience is v important) and be present in the moment, making sure not to rush through the cuddling, kissing and sexting just to get to the main event. Sometimes we enjoy our appetizers more than our entree.
Experiment with different types of foreplay to find what works best for you and your partner. Trying new things with a partner can deepen your connection, even if it isn’t something you decide you like, so step outside of your comfort zone and enjoy the ride.
Oh yeah, and have fun! Because that’s the point, right? Happy (fore)playing, babe!
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