How a blindfold can enhance your sex life

Spicing up your sex life should be top of your to-do list. With the ready availability of top quality sexy lingerie, bondage gear and blindfolds on the market and gaining a wider reception in popular culture, adding a little extra to your bedroom routine is now more accessible and fashionable than ever.

Blindfolds are the number one product for creating instant excitement. They’re simple yet effective when it comes to enhancing sensual pleasure, being more intimate, and contributing a touch of kink.

Why does being blindfolded increase sensation during sex?

Blindfolds are often used as a form of sensual deprivation during foreplay or sex. The loss of one of your most vital senses makes your body hyper-aware of the others in order to make you feel safe.

This means that every small caress will set your skin tingling, and every noise your partner makes will be intensified, enhancing your arousal.

Blindfolds are an excellent starting point if you’d like to make some changes in your sexual relationship without going too far out of your comfort zone. They also pair really well with sex toys and can be used during foreplay or penetrative sex.

Blindfold sex: enhance arousal, intimacy and sensation

Bringing a blindfold into the bedroom is a proven way to enhance sexual experience for both of you. A blindfold can provide multiple benefits, including heightened states of arousal, increased intimacy and sexual gamification.

Blindfolding your partner or allowing yourself to be blindfolded during sex can take your sex life to a whole new level.

1. Sensual deprivation

When we have all our senses functioning, we use them simultaneously to achieve a state of pleasure, combining the feel and sight of what’s happening to achieve arousal and orgasm.

However, removing what’s arguably our most important sense – our sight – means that other senses need to compensate for what our eyes are missing out on.

Blindfolds, therefore, help you to focus your attention on the sensations of your partner’s touch, their smell and the noises they’re making. This provides a more intimate experience for both partners, inviting them to seek new ways to communicate and enjoy each other’s bodies.

2. Reducing inhibitions

Not being able to see your partner, or them not being able to see you, can have the same effect as turning the lights off. The blindfold provides a level of security that helps you feel more comfortable if you aren’t the most confident being seen in the bedroom. It could allow you to feel more at ease with your body and let go without feeling self-conscious.

Suggesting a blindfold doesn’t carry any negative connotations, rather it is a way for you to boost your self-confidence while appearing a little more unconventional than you might feel.

3. The kink factor

If you’re interested in spicing things up, but you’re not quite into the leather and bondage look, a blindfold is a nice, easy steppingstone to further exploration.

While it’s enjoyable to add a little something extra to the sexual experience, you might want to start with something easy. Blindfolds are perfect for this: ‘out there’ enough to satisfy your urge to try something new, but not so hardcore that you might feel self-conscious.

4. Building trust

Using a blindfold during sex is a way to build trust with your partner. It’s the same sort of concept as a trust fall. If you’re the one wearing the blindfold, you have to put all your faith in the other person to make you feel safe, taken care of, and to do all the things you like. It’s all about giving your consent for them to take control, giving you in turn a feeling of security.

It also puts more onus on other communication methods, meaning you’ll have to use your voice and your hands to ensure your partner hits just the right spot. Using these alternatives can help you develop a greater bond and increase your intimacy.

Taking control

On the flip side, if you partner is the one wearing the blindfold, then it’s your responsibility to take control. You have the power to please and tease them, leaving them to put their full trust in you.

This could be an excellent opportunity for a boost in confidence. Remember, your partner has to focus on their other senses, so keep that in mind when you’re experimenting with different erogenous zones.

Gamification

You don’t need to limit it to just one person wearing a blindfold during sex. You might both want to wear one!

If you’re both wearing a blindfold, you can increase the fun and element of surprise during foreplay and sex. Who knows what’s coming next? Is it a kiss, a lick, or a soft touch in that sweet spot? Being able to find one another and fumble in the dark will take you right back to your teenage years. It’s a race to see who can bring the other to climax first.

Browse our full range of blindfolds and find one that’s right for you.

Keen to try and looking for a recommendation? We suggest you opt for the Blindfold from Rimba (pictured).

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Rimba Blindfold | Bondage Blindfold | Rimba | Bodyjoys
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This blindfold by Rimba is a wonderful erotic accessory for you and your partner to have a lot of fun with. Experiment and discover with sensory deprivation in role-play, romantic massage and temperature play.

Or if you rather go for a leather blindfold, check out the Rouge Garments Leather Croc Print Padded Blindfold (pictured).

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This leather blindfold in burgundy snake print by Rouge is perfect for experimenting with sensory deprivation in role-play, romantic massage and temperature play.