Time For A Massage

Massage therapy is having a major moment in the United States. According to the American Massage Therapy Association (AMTA), a whopping 22% of men and 20% of women got a massage in 2020 (and after the year we had, we're pretty sure everyone could use at least one). With all those mental and physical health benefits like relief from pain, relaxation of muscles, and a major dose of stress-busting, you might be wondering how to weave massage into your love life. Well, buckle up, because we are about to take you on a sensual journey. Get ready to learn how to give your partner an erotic massage that will melt them into a puddle of pleasure.

First things first: set the mood. We're all about spontaneity, but when it comes to an erotic massage, a little bit of planning goes a long way. Think of it like setting the stage for a steamy scene—you want to create an environment that's both relaxing and inviting. Here are some easy tricks to get you started:

  • Tidy up, but with a twist: Sure, a clean room is important, but why not add a little something extra? Lay down a plush towel or a fresh set of sheets that your partner will just love to sink into. It's like a cozy bed in a five-star spa.
  • Dim the lights, but don't go completely dark: Soften the room with warm, low lights. If you don't have dimmers, candlelight is your friend. Just be careful—real candles can be a fire hazard, so opt for battery-operated LED candles that you can scatter around without worry.
  • Set the soundtrack: The right music can totally transport you. Steer clear of the usual spa playlist (though that works too) and choose something that gets your partner's motor running. Think sultry R&B, mellow acoustic tunes, or even a playlist designed for intimacy.
  • Tempt them with scent: Aromatherapy is your secret weapon. Dot a few candles or diffusers around the room with scents that are known for their aphrodisiac properties, like vanilla, ylang-ylang, or sandalwood. Or, if you're feeling adventurous, try a massage oil with a hint of flavor.

Now that the scene is set, it's time to gather your tools. Think of it like assembling your erotic massage kit—you want to be prepared for all the sensory delights ahead. Here's what you'll need:

  • Massage oil or lotion: The key to a smooth, glidey massage is the right lubricant. Opt for massage oil if you want the full sensory experience, or a lotion if you prefer a little more moisture and less slip.
  • Massage candles: These are your ticket to temperature play heaven. Light one, let it melt for a bit, and then blow it out. The warm, fragrant oil is perfect for drizzling over your partner's skin.
  • Sensory toys: Why limit yourself to just your hands? A blindfold, feather duster, or tickler can add an exciting new dimension to the massage experience.
  • Wands and bullets: For those tough-to-reach spots and for those who like a little more targeted stimulation, a massage wand or a small vibrator will be your best friend.
  • Lingerie: Why not start with a little mystery? A silky robe or chemise will make the reveal all the more exciting.

Now that you're all set up, it's time to get down to business. Follow these expert tips to give your partner a massage they'll never forget:

  • Start slow and build the tension: Have your partner lie face-down on the bed. Pour some warmed-up oil into your hands and start with long, slow strokes along their back and shoulders. It's like a full-body hug that's sure to melt away their stress.
  • Get creative with your technique: Don't be afraid to mix things up. Use your hands, fingers, knuckles, even your elbows to apply pressure. And don't forget about your mouth—light kisses and nips along the way can really amp up the anticipation.
  • Focus on the details: Pay attention to those often-overlooked spots like the backs of the knees, the soles of the feet, and the palms of the hands. A little extra love there can be incredibly soothing.
  • Build to a crescendo: Gradually increase the intensity and pace of your massage as your partner gets more relaxed and aroused. Don't rush it—the key is to draw out the pleasure.
  • End with a happy ending (or don't!): The beauty of an erotic massage is that it can lead to all sorts of delicious outcomes. Whether you're aiming for a mind-blowing orgasm or a deeply satisfying sensory experience, the choice is yours.

Giving an erotic massage with our tips is sure to leave your partner feeling like a pampered god/goddess. Get ready to unleash your inner masseuse and create memories (and sensations) that will last a lifetime. Happy massaging!