Sleepovers. They were everything when we were kids. Spending the night at a friend’s house meant finally getting to kick it outside of the confines of a classroom or team sports setting. And the perks of having a friend over, or vice versa, were endless. You usually got to stay up past your bedtime, binge on your favorite snacks and, if you were wily, watch an R-rated movie that was normally on the “heck no” list.
But sleepovers aren’t just child’s play. While you may have outgrown having your crew crowding around your bedroom floor, there is someone you wouldn’t mind sharing a bed with— bae. Planning a sleepover with your girl or guy is one of the few ways you can infuse a new element into your relationship. It’s the perfect chill time. You can talk shop, catch up on those shows and movies you’ve meant to check out, and, of course, get it in.
Want to spice things up in your sex life? Celebrate National Sleepover Day by making your next date night a sleepover with bae. Be sure to incorporate these elements.
1 Sexy Lounging Wear
What’s a sleepover without the proper sleep attire? Whether it’s a onesie with nothing under it, track shorts and a tank, a silk PJ set or t-shirt and panties, make sure you both pick something comfortable, fun and that makes you feel sexy.
2 Fluffy Blankets and Pillows
Whether you want to chill out on the bed or floor, a good sleepover needs pillows and blankets for lounging. If you plan to set up shop on the floor, make sure you have enough pillows and blankets to create a plush layer of cushion so you both can truly relax. But don’t empty the entire linen closet. You also want to make sure you have enough space to play and roll around when it’s time to lay the D down.
Games are a cornerstone of sleepovers. Turn up the heat with a few sensual games like sexy truth or dare, naked pillow fighting or wrestling, strip poker and others. There are a plethora of games to choose from. Pick the ones you both will be drawn to experiment with and have fun.
4Aphrodisiac Snack Foods
Snack foods are another cornerstone of sleepovers— you can’t afford to get this wrong. Go the treat route, and rack up all your favorite items. Make things sweet and nasty by including aphrodisiac fruits like cherries, strawberries, blackberries or watermelon (later you can feed it to each other using lips only). Remember, aphrodisiac foods aren’t just those that assist with blood flow— they are also the ones that you enjoy eating.
Good music and flicks are a necessity at sleepovers. The spontaneous dance parties that erupt in the middle of the activities tend to be epic. Put together a playlist of songs that you and bae enjoy, and choose movies that evoke laughter and play into your evening. Go big. You can never have too many options when planning a sleepover.
6Sex Accessories & Protection
Don’t leave sex up to chance. Plan the evening as if you know sex will be happening and have your accessories on deck. Lube, toys, condoms, restraints, blindfolds, paddles, and whatever else you need to make sex fun should be readily available (but not in plain sight). Don’t forget condoms, dental dams and whatever other forms of preferred protection.
Glamazon Tyomi is CASSIUS’ resident sexpert. Follow her at @GlamazonTyomi.