10 Things You Need to Know Before Bringing Food Into the Bedroom Slideshow
February 13, 2017
Because Valentine’s Day dinner doesn’t always end with the check…
Be Mindful of the Sheets
That 1,500 thread-count Egyptian quality microfiber deep pocket bedroom sheet set wasn’t cheap, and chocolate syrup stains don’t come out without a fight. If you’re going to bring food into the bedroom use a less precious set of sheets, pillow cases, and duvet cover.
Bite-Size is the Right Size
Choking on an over-sized strawberry or a chocolate truffle is a mood killer. Reduce the risk of a coughing fit but cutting up food into bite-sized pieces before bringing it into the bedroom. Stay clear of small stone fruits like cherries because of their pit.
Don’t Use Potential Allergens
Nothing kills the mood quicker than your partner breaking out in hives. Avoid foods that are potential allergens such as nut butters, oysters, or raw fish.
Experiment With Edible Underwear
If you want to bypass any potential mess that might come a misplaced drop of chocolate syrup, go with the classic, sexy, bedroom snack — edible underwear. This time-tested dessert is easy and fun to use, and won’t cause any infection.
Focus on Foreplay
The point of bringing food into the bedroom is to add a little bit of intrigue and excitement to a potentially monotonous routine. Use foods like whipped cream and strawberries, or even some sparkling wine to encourage nibbling, licking, etc.
Keep the Menu Fruity
The bedroom is obviously not the place for fettucine Alfredo or steak tartare. Simple, clean fruits such as cherries, strawberries, and grapes are ideal, but even slices of mango or a spattering of pomegranate seeds can jump-start the evening.
Make it a Sensory Experience
Food has never only been about taste. Temperature, texture, and aroma can all play up the sexual experience. Leave the caviar, sashimi, and Limburger cheese in the dining room, and stick with pleasant smelling foods like maple syrup, cocoa, or strawberries. It’s also exciting to add different temperatures such as warm honey or chocolate syrup; or colder options like vanilla ice cream, sorbet, or frozen blueberries.
Play With Syrups
Chocolate, strawberry, or caramel syrups are the perfect way to safely spread the sweet stuff over your partner. Syrups are easy to lick off, and don’t run the risk of irritating or damaging skin. At worst, you or your partner might get a little sticky, but no one ever said sex was going to be clean.
Save the Spices for Dinner
It might be tempting to turn the heat up on your romantic evening by sprinkling some hot sauce around the chest or torso, but don’t. Although spicy foods might boost male libido, they can cause some serious pain if any of that spice reaches the wrong areas.
And Stay Above the Belt
As a precaution keep all the food stuffs north of the waist line. If the wrong food is put in the wrong place it may lead to infection, irritation, or just a mess.