Article by Christina Mandara writing for Marquis Magazine
The phenomenon that was Christian Grey and Anastasia Steele has brought the world to its knees, with a few carpet burns, and now everyone is talking about sex. Kinky sex. The kind where you get some handcuffs and a blindfold out, and add a few toys into the midst. Sound like fun? Of course it does!
Now that bondage has officially gone mainstream, if you’re thinking about introducing some kinky stuff into your bedroom… there’s no better time to start.
You will need:
A willing partner who trusts you enough to let you tie her up.
Some form of restraint. This could be soft rope, silk scarves, fluffy cuffs, or whatever else your wicked imagination can come up with.
A blindfold. Take away someone’s sight and their other senses will over-compensate for the loss. This means they’ll be ultra-sensitive to your touch. It also heightens their sense of anticipation, and it’s guaranteed to get their pulse rate pounding.
Some impact toys, such as a paddle or wooden hairbrush if you’re thinking of delivering a spanking session. The best place to start is probably with your hand, and if your partner is enjoying herself, you can move on to bigger and better things.
A rabbit vibrator or vibrating wand is a good addition to anyone’s sexy toy box. Fifty Shades of Grey has their own line of toys in the stores and you can buy all sorts of things from nipple suckers to spreader bars. Start small, and who knows? One day you might be installing a dungeon in the garage.
A sense of humor and a good imagination might also come in handy. Whilst everything might not go to plan the first time around, these will help you get it right the next time. Oh, and laughter is good for you, except when you lose the handcuff keys.