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.

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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

“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.”

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