10 Things You Need to Know Before Bringing Food Into the Bedroom Slideshow

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Because Valentine’s Day dinner doesn’t always end with the check…
 Be Mindful of the Sheets

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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.

Click here for tips on how to get rid of coffee, tea, and wine stains.

Be Mindful of the Sheets

 Be Mindful of the Sheets

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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.

Click here for tips on how to get rid of coffee, tea, and wine stains.

Bite-Size is the Right Size

Bite-Size is the Right Size

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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.   

Click here for the 12 foods that you’re most likely to choke on.

Don’t Use Potential Allergens

Don’t Use Potential Allergens

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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.

Click here for the seven most common food allergies.

Experiment With Edible Underwear

Experiment With Edible Underwear

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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.

Click here for the ultimate edible underwear taste test.

Focus on Foreplay

Focus on Foreplay

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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.

Click here for the best whipped cream recipes.

Keep the Menu Fruity

Keep the Menu Fruity

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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.

Click here for the seven most nutritious fruits you can eat.

Make it a Sensory Experience

Make it a Sensory Experience

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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.

Click here for the best sorbet recipes.

Play With Syrups

Play With Syrups

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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.

Click here for things you didn’t know about maple syrup.

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

And Stay Above the Belt

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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.