There are party games and video games and mind games, and then there are good, romp-in-the-bed sex games. These games bring something new to a relationship. They are not as lazy as a round of "Truth or Dare." (Don't get us started on "Never Have I Ever.") And keeping things fun in a relationship is pretty damn important. A recent study found that participants in long-term relationships (at least three years) who orgasmed more, engaged in more oral sex, and experimented with more sex positions reported being highly satisfied with their sex lives. Having fun with a simple sex game is not a bad idea.
So c'mon, team. Some assembly required.
Get creative with a blindfold.
Blindfold your partner and play a guessing game. What kind of food are you feeding them? (Like that scene in Nine and a Half Weeks.) What are you touching them with? Where will you touch them next? Lelo sells a pleasure set with a feather teaser, blindfold, and couples' massager if you want to go all out.
Lelo pleasure set, lelo.com
Buy an actual sex game.
There are literally tens of them. Some come in playing card format. Others require a special pair of dice. Some are set up like board games, and board games are all the rage these days. This one, called Nookii, is a mix of all three. Gamble on your night, with a helpful assist from pre-made prompts and easy-to-follow rules.
Nookii board game, amazon.com
Play sexy Jenga.
Buy a Jenga set if you don't already own one. On each block, write a command. You decide what, but we suggest starting at "lick my ear" and working your way up from there. When you successfully remove a block from the tower, your partner must perform the command on you. Customise a punishment for if you knock the tower down—possibly picking up the next bar tab?
Jenga game, amazon.com
Try an easy balancing act.
Bet your partner 50 cents that they can't balance two quarters on their hands for 10 minutes. Their hands must be palms down on a table, each quarter resting on the back of a hand. Now, you have 10 minutes to do whatever it takes to upset those hands. You take it from here. And bonus, you could win 50 cents!
Recreate an iconic movie sex scene.
Take your favorite movie sex scene. Study it. Here's a list of truly insane scenes if you are coming up short. Now, reenact it—safely, please—with your partner. Then, realise how ridiculous movie sex scenes are and give actors credit, especially Tom Cruise. That guy basically set the standard for blockbuster movie sex scenes in the '80s and '90s. Expert level: Reenact porn.
Eyes Wide Shut (1999), amazon.com
Turn a daily activity into a strip game.
Take your clothes off, piece by piece, while doing literally anything. Make commercial breaks during the football game more interesting. Turn a Game of Thrones drinking game into a Game of Thrones stripping game. Play strip poker. Just get naked, competitively.
Trademark poker chip set, amazon.com
From: Esquire US