How to Introduce Sensation Play

Sensation play can seem very intimidating for beginners, but it doesn’t have to be!

Did you know that it could be hard and rough or slow and gentle? If you are a beginner, you can enjoy play that relies on surprises and stimulation!

How to Introduce Sensation Play

Introducing sensation play into the bedroom is easier that you think! Here are some ideas to get you started:



Deliver icy cold excitement and watch you partner respond with goose bumps by running an ice cube down your partner’s neck, on their back, or between their legs. Cooling personal lubricant is another way to add cold excitement in the bedroom.



Hot wax or a hot stone massage is a fun way to experiment. Just be careful that you use specially designed massage candles or the wax might be too hot and burn. (Massage candles are designed to burn at a lower temperature than a regular candle and are usually made of soy wax. Soy wax is also biodegradable and easy to clean up.) Although warming lubricant is not hot, it is still a fun and different sensation when experimenting with temperature.



Sensation play not only includes adding sensations, it can also include taking away a sensation. This results in heightening the remaining senses. This is referred to as sensory deprivation. Blindfolds and wrist cuffs work best for sensory deprivation.



Sexual stimulants provide extra sensation, which is perfect for the nipples, clitoris or other parts of the body. Sensation balms usually tingle and are ideal for partner participation.



Feather ticklers are a great way to inspire laughter (or torture)!



Impact play can be fun and erotic. Erotic spanking is done with an open hand, a paddle or a flogger. There are many different types of floggers that deliver different sensations:

Super Light: silk or satin

Light: deerskin or lightweight suede

Medium: elk hide, moose or heavier suede

Hard: braided, buffalo hide, bull hide or rubber

The length of the tassels, as well as the thickness of the tassels can affect the impact of a flogging. The location on the body where you land will also determine how much a flogging will sting.



Most people like to deliver a paddling over their knees. If the paddle is heavy, then the wollup will be more painful. For beginners, leather paddles deliver less of a blow.



A Wartenberg Wheel was originally designed as a medical device to test nerve response. Many people like to use these pinwheels as a sensation instrument over their partner’s flesh. It delivers a prickly sensation but does not hurt or break the skin.