Incorporating scent and taste into sexual exploration can enhance intimacy and heighten pleasure. Here are five ways to do so:
Aromatherapy and Essential Oils:
Essential oils and aromatherapy are used to create a relaxing environment. Research shows that lavender, clary sage, and ylang-ylang are known to have aphrodisiac properties. You can create a sensual atmosphere using essential oils by putting a few drops into a diffuser or adding some into a body-safe oil.
Edible Body Paints:
You may have not known edible body paint was a thing! Edible body paint comes in a variety of scents and colors. It is a super creative way to spice things up the bedroom, incorporate your senses, and explore playfully with your partner.
Fragrant Baths and Showers:
Temperature is one of the fastest ways to calm your nervous system and there is really nothing steamier than taking a warm shower or relaxing bath with your partner. You can choose to add your favorite fragrant bath salts, bubbles, or oil. Showering together provides the opportunity for intimate connection as you can take turns washing each other’s bodies.
Scented Massage Candles:
Massages can be a great way to increase sexual mindfulness as touch releases oxytocin, which reduces stress. Get creative using a scented massage candle. Once the wax melts, it becomes safe to put on the skin and creates a warm, sexual, and relaxing activity for you and your partner.
Sweetums are a great option to add to your sexual mindfulness toolkit. You can literally bring them anywhere. I recommend keeping some in your purse, backpack, or wallet because you never know when you might need to spice it up! Also, have you tried the new flavor? Delicious!
A friendly reminder that while you are enjoying the journey of exploring what arouses you and your partner, please remember that communication and consent create a healthy sexual environment!