Spoiler alert: If the upcoming Fifty Shades Darker movie stays true to the book, food foreplay will be part of Christian and Anastasia’s “kinky fuckery,” and you might start craving for ice cream and see it in a different light. Of course, even the intense movie cuts out those painfully sweet scenes, you probably have been curious if you can indeed marry your love for food and for sex to enjoy them both in bed with your partner.
It’s not everyone’s cup of tea, definitely, but food foreplay can spice things up in your bedroom and give you an experience that will leave you dying for more. If you want to try it, here are a few things to keep in mind:
1) Make sure she wants it.
As with any sexual activity, both of you should show willingness and serious interest. Make sure there aren’t any religious beliefs or personal principles that go against using food for more than eating, too. Don’t let the experiment be an epic fail through a “romantic surprise” unless she obviously hints at being interested in it. Otherwise, just ask her if she wants it beforehand.
2) Stay away from your privates.
The body’s orifices below the waist are definite no-fly zones. Here’s what Jamil Abdur-Rahman, M.D., a board-certified OB-GYNE and chairman of obstetrics and gynecology at Vista East Medical Center in Waukegan, Illinois, tells SELF magazine, “Normally, we tell people if they’re using food during foreplay, they can place it on any part of the body minus mucous membranes like the vagina and rectum." That can set up a woman for irritations and infections that just aren’t worth it.
3) Think clean!
First, decide where you’ll be doing it. If you’re doing it at her place or in one you own together, make sure your partner doesn’t mind dirtying up the sheets, especially if you’ll be using syrups and other liquids. She will freak out if you ruin her 10,000-thread count beddings. If you’re doing it in a hotel, check their policies on stained sheets and better avoid trashing the room if they’re pretty strict about it.
Next, prepare some baby wipes or maybe have a shower afterwards if you deal with anything sugary or syrupy. Those residues will be far from sexy, and you’ll curse yourself if syrup drips down to both of your nether regions and leave you with sticky pubic hair. And for couples who believe that “there’s always room for dessert,” go ahead and indulge in round two: shower sex.
4) Keep it hot—but not too hot.
Nor too cold. If your partner is highly sensitive to temperature, make sure all your props are just the right temperature that will keep her titillated but not uncomfortable to the point of pain (unless you both really want to cross that line onto the world of BDSM). Using cold items can also backfire if your partner is very ticklish—where an ice cube running down her body wouldn’t leave her moaning in arousal but crying out of laughter from the torturous sensation.
5) Look for edible undies.
Now onto the good stuff after all the safety preps. For brazen guys, you’d certainly have no problem looking for edible undies from adult party stores or kinky food shops. One shop you can check out is Velvet Rose Lingerie. You can find edible undies in flavors like strawberry and champagne, cherry, pina colada, or strawberry with chocolate, which you can lick and nibble bits off until the panties are gone.
Of course, you can also make undressing yourself a pleasurable experience through edible briefs.
6) Keep it sweet.
If you’re more of a shy guy, then you can definitely make do with stuff you can buy at the grocery store. Go for whipped cream, bite-sized fruits, syrups like honey, chocolate, or maple, and candies. You can also opt for DIY melted chocolate (just melt your fave chocolate bar in the microwave or on your stove). Leave your savory cravings for your pre- or post-sex meals.
The exception? Sushi. Google "nyotaimori" right now (it’s NSFW, so maybe do it discreetly on your phone or something!) to see what it’s all about. You’re welcome.
And one more thing: She might love to eat dessert off of you, too. If you think she’ll like it, go ahead, and pull off a Chris Evans circa Not Another Teen Movie—just don’t stick a banana up your bum.
7) Do body shots and more!
Sprinkle a tiny bit of salt or lime juice on her neck, and lick the trail before or after a tequila shot. Splurge on sparkling wine, pour a little on her body, and clean it all up with your mouth. You can even just share a few glasses of bubbly to tantalize your tongues, complement your other food foreplay activities (champagne pairs exquisitely with strawberries and grapes!), and keep the whole thing exciting. Cheers, guys!