Whilst we have tons of sexy gifts for couples in the Naughty Drawer store, what better way to say “I love you” come Valentine’s Day than with a sensual, erotic massage. Whether you are giving or receiving, a well-timed erotic massage can provide that physical and emotional connection between you and your partner, and wherever it leads it is a great way to get more intimate and set the scene for an unforgettable foreplay session.
With Valentine’s Day swiftly approaching we thought we’d take a closer look at just where erotic massage began, the benefits of regular erotic massage for him and for her, and the techniques that are certain to drive your partner wild and leave them begging for more.
A brief history
Erotic massage has been used by couples for as long as we can remember and despite having a long history it is still very much a part of modern day bedroom activities, and if it’s not, it should be!
The earliest record of erotic massage dates back to the 17th century. Known more literally as genital massage, these techniques were used on women as a medical treatment administered by doctors and midwives. The induction of orgasm via genital massage was thought to be a cure for female hysteria, needless to say the treatment was very popular! It was not until the invention of the vibrator that erotic massage was revolutionised once more, and the original treatment was deemed more successful and more time efficient as a result. Despite the invention of vibrators for medical purposes in or around the 19th century, it wasn’t until the early 20th century that they were introduced to the consumer market, that’s when erotic massage techniques officially made their way into our homes, where they’ve stayed until this very day!
Erotic massage isn’t just beneficial for your sex life, it’s also great for your health too, even more reason to get all touchy feely with your partner, not just on Valentine’s night but whenever you can! Erotic massage has been proven to relieve stress, facilitate tactile communication through touch, and improve flexibility and muscle strength. Read more about the benefits of massage in this great article from one of the brands we stock.
Top tips and techniques
Before you get to grips with the best erotic massage techniques, it’s important to take some time to set the scene. Keep things romantic and get in the mood for a sexy massage session; spas offer all the inspiration you need so keep lighting low (candles are great for creating a sexy and relaxing atmosphere) and put on some soothing music. Investing in a great smelling, extra lubricating massage oil is also a must and will make your intimate encounter even more special – try our Fifty Shades Of Grey Sensual Touch Massage Oil.
In regards to the techniques that will really make this massage one your partner will never forget, the shoulders and arms are an excellent place to begin. Be firm on these parts of the body, the muscles in the neck and shoulders can be particularly tough, and slow your movement down, working one area at a time. Next move down to the spine and with flat hands follow the muscles that fan out from the spine, moving down to the lower back in sweeping, smooth and sensual motions. Circular motions work better on the fleshier lower back so add more massage oil and get moving, teasing the buttocks as you go.
Want extra sensations? Get out your vibrator and incorporate this into your massage routine, the vibration patterns will work wonders on other areas of the body, besides the obvious!