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January 31, 2017

If you’ve done the whole dressed-to-the-nines thing and dined out for Valentine’s Day and would like to try something familiarly different, stay at home. It may not seem like the typical date night but chances are that without the crowds, flower salesmen and overpriced mediocre wine you’ll find that creating something special at home can bring a special connection to you and your partner.

Intimacy is a needy little thing that needs attention and effort, else it will become just one of those things that you sometimes practice with your significant other. And Valentine’s Day, despite being tagged as just another mass-produced marketing sentiment can actually help improve intimacy levels by giving you a reason to celebrate. Yes, it might be just an excuse to celebrate your love but sometimes we all need a little excuse!

We’re here to help spice up time spent with your partner and that especially goes for Valentine’s Day. So to make your night spent at home one to remember, here are a few suggestions:

Prior to Valentine’s Day

Surprises can backfire

This may be a no brainer, but if you’re planning to surprise your partner make sure that they aren’t planning the same. If both of you are preparing for your night at home – perfect, but if you’re both planning totally different things, it’s going to cause a little emotional and possibly financial damage.

Hint to your partner that you’re planning something. Keep your hint short, sweet and mostly understandable as word games may not work well in this scenario.

Tip: Create a calendar invite for V-Day which has the location set as home.

No kids? No problem

But if there are little ones in the mix, it’s highly recommended that you find a sitter for the night. Your kids will appreciate the time away from home and you will benefit from not having to be a parent, if only for a few hours. This will allow you to shift complete focus to your partner and the night ahead of you.

Hit the shuffle button

Background sounds are important to set a warm and enjoyable atmosphere. Suggest sharing the task of adding songs to a playlist. By doing this, the music will bring back moments from both your memories, increasing intimacy and nostalgia.

On the day

It goes down in the DM

Direct Message that is. If you’re comfortable with the camera, hit send on a flirty picture or two to get your partner excited about the night. It’s easy to get caught up in our daily activities and a digital kiss blown is better than nothing at all. It will remind them of the special day and get them looking forward to the night ahead.

Make an effort

Or it will feel like just another night at home. It’s important for both of you to try your best to add little touches to the night - whether it’s scented candles or spicing up your look. Don’t by any means drift into a usual daily habit like turning on Netflix or checking Instagram and lazing around. It’s the night of love for goodness sake – embrace it!

Keep your energy levels up

Prepping and cooking a four course feast for two may be something you’re willing to do, but keep in mind that this takes time and preparation – lots of it. It also requires table setting and cleaning up afterwards and trust us – intimacy will struggle when you’ve got to think about how long the lamb will take to roast or if the dessert has reached its perfect set. Order in and make it special. Who doesn’t love a quick take out? And Valentine’s Day is a perfect excuse to eat your favourite unhealthy meals without feeling guilty. Find a restaurant that delivers add a few candles plus wine and enjoy!

It’s game time

Valentine’s is not a game night per se, but what better way to add fun and kink to your night than with cards (or dice, or blindfolds or even whips!). We’ve done the research, received the reviews from our customers and put together a list of worthy games to play with your partner on Valentine’s Day. Bonus: all of these can be found on our website. Yeah - we weren’t going to suggest a game which you’d have to advance search the internet for, or confusingly explore that X-rated store in your city with the neon lights.

You and Me - Couples Bedroom Challenges Rating: ★★★★★

This couple’s game introduces a whole new level to intimacy. There are 90 challenges, which you can start during dessert and end in the bedroom.

During the game you and your partner complete forfeits to collect points and each forfeit comes with a different level of points to be won.

Every card has 1, 2 or 3 hearts which signify the level of the forfeit:

- an intimate forfeit

♡♡ - a naughty forfeit

♡♡♡- a hot forfeit

The winner celebrates by receiving a sexual/romantic favour of their choice from their partner. We think it’s time to write up your wish list!

 Monogamy Game for Couples Rating: ★★★★★

Tip: Keep a few treats around to use during the game. Chocolates, strawberries or if you have a strong tolerance for alcohol and the next day off work – try getting a light dessert-like shooter.

How long can you resist your own partner? Monogamy is the naughty board game for couples that will take your relationship to the next level. It has three steamy levels and over 400 ideas and actions making each game played different to the last.

Whether you've been together for years, a few months or weeks – this is the game that put an emphasis on communication between you and your partner. You’ll discover what really turns each of you on whilst building up into an erotic fantasy story to remember forever.

The winner will be granted a fantasy of their choice to bring to life. You can touch, tease and take advantage of your partner – all in the name of love. Be warned though, this game is addictive so be prepared to make this more than a game to play on Valentine’s Day.

Kinky Dice Game - Lovers Premium Rating: ★★★★★

This is a game that’s easy on the mind and budget. Heck, it’s probably the simplicity of it that’s so very, very satisfying – bring these out to add a bit of laughter and lots of kink to your foreplay.

All you have to do is throw the dice and follow the instructions to steam up your Valentine’s Day.

What does the winner get? Well, simply put this a gamble entered by you and your partner where you both win!

Discover Your Lover - Classic Edition Rating: ★★★★★

Discover Your Lover takes you on a sexual journey with your partner where pleasure and fun are essential. There are 480 questions and tasks for you and your partner to discover what each other is really into.

The game starts with affectionate, romantic tasks and slowly escalates levels until anything is possible. You will feel closer than ever as intimate barriers are broken to suit each individual so that you never feel as if you’re being pushed into something you aren’t comfortable with.

Before the game starts, each player states their wish. This can be anything from breakfast in bed to a sensual massage all the way to whips and blindfolds – your imagination is your limit. You guessed it - the winner of the game gets their wish fulfilled by their partner.

The after party

Without diving into details, we’re going to safely assume that post-game time you’ll be all talked out and ready for real action. Keeping in the spirit of making your Valentine’s Day an unforgettable one, here are a few goodies that you can add to your night (which require no talking whatsoever):

Geisha's Secret Collection

Sssh, Geishas have mastered the art of bringing magic and mystery to intimacy. The secret collection is created with pleasure in mind. Try the aphrodisiac oils and body powder to keep the sparks lit – but, the real showstopper here is the secret garden orgasm enhancing cream … be ready to have your senses blown.

Edible Body Paint 

As Pablo Picasso once said, “Sex and art are the same thing”. Give your partner a taste of your art, literally. From butter caramel to dark chocolate and a few flavours in between, body paint is an incredible way of heightening senses leaving your partner wanting more. Has there ever been a sexually yummier way of expressing your love…



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