NAUGHTY BOARD GAMES TO SPICE UP ANY STAYCAY
We asked sexperts and sex therapists to recommend their favorite sex games and apps for couples. Just make sure not to leave them out where the kids can see them.
The F’ing Truth
Emily Morse, sexologist and host of the Sex With Emily podcast, is a big fan of The F’ing Truth (officially launches spring 2018), a card game that’s basically like a more grown-up version of Never Have I Ever for couples. The game is based on the premise that “we all f*ck, so why not talk about it?,” says Morse. “It makes sex easier to talk about in a unique way.”
Here’s how it works: players pick cards that prompt them to ask each other questions like, “Have you ever had sex with a person on the same day you met them?” Each time someone answers “yes,” you cross off a square on your “f’board”; whoever gets five crossed-off squares first wins.
“It’s definitely for people who aren’t afraid to share their ‘sex secrets’ and understand that knowledge is power, especially when it comes to sex,” says Morse. She recommends playing it on a double date or with friends, but you can also play it with a new partner as an NSFW icebreaker.
“Monogamy is the ideal board game for the bored couple in a classic sex rut,” says Morse. “This mimics the setup of Monopoly, but it’s meant to get things going between couples.
Start with the pink cards to ask your partner questions, or ask them to reminisce about a past sexual encounter. Then move onto the purple cards and the red cards for steamy sexual favors. “The best part is that players can start slow and work their way towards hot sex (just like the real thing),” Morse says.
This one’s definitely a bit more old-school and requires a fair amount of time if you play by the rules, but don’t worry — there are also short cuts if you’re looking for a “quickie.”
The Desire App
While board games and card games are fun in a retro way, it’s 2018, so it’s time to bring in some tech. The Desire app- free on the App and Google Play stores- is a great way for couples to bond and experiment. The app allows couples to suggest different “dares” to each other (i.e. “I dare you to wear sexy lingerie”) from afar.
“The Desire app can help people get past the communication barrier because it can help take the pressure off instant face-to-face communication. Likewise, by suggesting different dares, the couples can also explore their boundaries safely and add to their sexual repertoire,” says sex and relationship counselor Erin Chen. “Tools like this are helpful for couples who want to add more spark to their sex life but are not sure how.”