6 Sex Games a Whole Lot Sexier Than 'Truth or Dare'
There are party games and video games and mind games, and then there are good, romp-in-the-bed sex games. These games bring something new to a relationship. They are not as lazy as a round of "Truth or Dare." Don't get us started on "Never Have I Ever."
We won't pretend to create new sex games—we're not that inventive, and it's been a long day. We won't give you personal testimony, either—get out of our bedroom. What we will say is keeping things fun in a relationship is pretty damn important. A recent study found that participants in long-term relationships (at least three years) who orgasmed more, engaged in more oral sex, and experimented with more sex positions and acts reported being highly satisfied with their sex lives. Starting simple is not a bad idea.
So c'mon, team. Some assembly required.
Buy an Actual Sex Game
There are literally tens of them. Some come in playing card format. Others require a special pair of dice. Some are set up like board games, and board games are all the rage these days. This one, called Nookii, is a mix of all three. Gamble on your night, with a helpful assist from pre-made prompts and easy-to-follow (hopefully) rules.
Bet your partner 50 cents that they can't balance two quarters on their hands for 10 minutes. Their hands must be palms down on a table, each quarter resting on the back of a hand. Now, you have 10 minutes to do whatever it takes to upset those hands. You take it from here. And bonus, you could win 50 cents!
Take your favorite movie sex scene. Study it. Here's a list of truly insane scenes if you are coming up short. Now, reenact it—safely, please—with your partner. Then, realize how ridiculous movie sex scenes are and give actors credit, especially Tom Cruise. That guy basically set the standard for blockbuster movie sex scenes in the '80s and '90s. Expert level: Reenact porn.
This one's from For Play: 150 Sex Games for Couples, called "Sex with Aliens" (game number 81 of the aforementioned 150). Basically, one of you is an alien inhabiting a humanoid body, and you don't know how to use it. The other is a sexual expert. You want to have sex with each other, but the alien doesn't know how. Let the slow (very slow) and patient instruction begin.
Buy a Jenga set if you don't already own one. (How do you not own a Jenga set?) On each block, write a command. You decide what, but we suggest starting at "lick my ear" and working your way up from there. When you successfully remove a block from the tower, your partner must perform the command on you. Customize a punishment for if you knock the tower down—possibly picking up the next bar tab?
Take your clothes off, piece by piece, while doing literally anything. Make commercial breaks more interesting. Turn a Game of Thrones drinking game into a Game of Thrones stripping game. Play strip beer pong, like the adults you are. Just get naked, competitively.
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