For any overnight guest, whether it's a friend visiting from out of down or a lucky man, I make sure to provide fresh towels, robes, slippers and even extra toothbrushes and toiletries. The bathing experience relaxes and primes the skin for whatever is to come. Offering these comforts to guests demonstrates your hospitality through the experience of touch.
Sound surrounds us wherever we go from the rustling of leaves to the cries we emit in the throes of passion. As such, our sense of hearing proves very important when teasing each other for erotic pleasure. Whether through playing music or listening to a fire crackle, sound sets the mood for sex.
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French Technique: Design ambient sound.
Whether through the crooning of Serge Gainsbourg and Madeleine Peyroux, the dull hum of a nearby café, or the exquisite placement of a fountain, the French use carefully chosen ambient aural pleasures in seduction to both relax and stimulate lovers.
For Your Home
Be attuned to your guests, whether you intend to have sex with them or not and anticipate their needs. Is a visitor frazzled? Sleepy? In need of an energy boost? Music and sound can calm or rouse our psyches, depending on the source. If a guest or lover is weary, treating them to gentle music can soothe and invigorate. Stressed out? Soothe nerves with the sound of water babbling from a fountain or by drawing a bath.
I keep a variety of music and sounds on hand in my house to suit the aural environment to my needs and those of my guests. Playing jazz evokes smooth sensuality and global beats from Latin America or the Middle East spice things up. I love having a fireplace and water fountains available, so that I can treat my senses with natural sounds when I need them. Most home décor stores have small fountains available, so even the city apartment dweller can include this natural sound in the home.
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