Another sex/food link! And there I briefly thought I might run out...
I came across a well-researched list
(compiled, via sheer experience, by NY food critic Steven A. Shaw) of the best foods to use during sex.
I've never done this, so I'm no expert - but hey, the whole idea sounds pretty cool to me!
And the foods (in backwards order, from "eh" to "woah!" in terms of their helpfulness in contributing to the pleasures of foreplay) are:10. Chocolate Sauce.
But not just any - buy the special kind intended specifically for sex. I know Victoria's Secret used to sell it around Christmastime, and you can also apparently buy it at www.redenvelope.com.9. Whipped Cream.
Shaw thinks that going along with Samantha's recommendation (on Sex and the City) to use Cool Whip Free is probably wise. It won't be as sticky as other types of whipped cream would be.8. Popcorn.
These are light, and easily picked up using nothing but the tongue (no skin-to-tongue contact necessary, which means an increase in the ever-erotic anticipation that is the heart and soul of foreplay). They are oddly-shaped, too, and so can stimulate the skin to become more sensitive. And - Shaw adds - keeping the kernels in place requires muscular control by the person hosting them, which is hot for the partner.7. Cracker Jacks.
Same as popcorn, but sweet! (Maybe there's some way to stick them to the skin and pull them off with the tongue or something, too...I'm still deciding if that idea has potential..?). Shaw also said other light foods such as chips, pretzel nuggets, and cheese puffs work just as well...but those didn't sound quite as appealing to me.6. Jell-O.
Playing with textures is one way to enhance stimulation - and Jell-O has that unique, slimy consistency. The slippery feeling (I suppose in conjunction with a human tongue) is arousing. But, Shaw says, don't think "Ah, lubrication!" and cover any genital part with any edible whatsoever. This should be self-evident...but we are a surprisingly primitive species in moments of heat.5. Kiwis.
The consistency is not too different from Jell-O, and apparently accomplishes the same slippery feeling. Both are even better cold. Which brings me to...4. Freezing-Cold Foods/Liquids.
This is pretty general, and Shaw leaves it open. So I'm gonna go ahead and tell you that cold body shots are the way to go. You're young once - go wild. (Although it's along the lines of #1, I imagine popsicles are probably a fantastic decision).3. Warm Foods/Liquids.
I'm not exactly sure what is meant by this, but I suppose this is where common sense is expected to come in. Maybe you can warm the sauce referred to in #10? In any case, the idea is that playing with temperatures is the most stimulating thing one can venture to play with, so do it. Warm temperatures are especially effective when applied interchangeably with cold temperatures. The more immediate, the better - so Jack, be nimble! (I'm sorry, I just think that's too clever not to leave in
Or any carbonated beverage - again, the sensation thing. But champagne's great because it's also alcoholic, and typically cold. Yeah, beer wasn't on the original list, but I say go for it.1. Ice.
Now this does NOT surprise me. While getting a block of ice dropped down the back of your shirt when you least expect it isn't necessarily pleasant, it seems pretty plausible that - given the benefit of expectation and, thus, anticipation again - it has pleasure potential. Your body has no choice but to react strongly to it - that's hot.
Well, there it is. If anyone tries them, let me know how it goes. I will add, though, that Shaw did end his article by saying that in the end, eroticism using food is just not as exciting as the various other forms of eroticism you can experiment with in an effort to upgrade your sex life.
Have you tried erotic eating before? How about with any of the items on the list? What other foods do you think could be added to the list?